The cat is finally out the bag about Common and Regina Hall’s relationship, and HipHollywood has some exclusive details about the couple’s year-long romance, including when the two first started dating, and why they’ve been so private.
According to a source close to the couple, Common and Hall are head over heels for each other and have been together exclusively since they wrapped filming Barbershop 3: The Next Cut last July.
Said the source, “Common was very captivated by Hall and asked her out, but she was a little apprehensive about dating while they were still filming.” Once shooting wrapped in Atlanta, Hall took Common up on his offer for a date, and they have been going strong ever since.
Common, who has been in previous relationships with celebrities like Serena Williams and Erykah Badu, is said to be crazy about Hall. “This is the happiest he’s been in a long while,” said the source. “She has really inspired him musically, he’s very eager to get back in the studio.”
But while they have tried to keep the romance out of the public eye, they have been spotted at the same events in recent months. In July, the two were spotted together during Essence Festival in New Orleans, where Common was performing, and just last week, the two attended BET’s Musical Celebration at The White House together, where Hall was hosting.
“Their close friends and inner circles all know about the relationship; it was just a matter of time before the cat was out the bag,” said another source.