Common and Angela Rye have reunited and it feels so good!
The Oscar winning MC opened up in a recent interview about getting back together with the CNN political analyst and credits therapy for their reunion.
As previously reported the couple started dating in during the summer of 2017, but ended up calling it quits in March 2018. Apparently the split wasn’t messy and they both issued a statement saying they would “always be friends.” They both spoke highly about one another following the split and even were spotted together at his 5th Annual “Toast to the Arts” pre-Oscar dinner party in February 2019.
While on The Angie Martinez Show Common confirmed that he and Rye were back on, but only after Martinez inquired about another ex … Erykah Badu.
Just recently, rumors started circulating that the “Glory” rapper had reunited with Badu, after they performed “The Light” together at this year’s “Black Girls Rock!” event. However, that’s not the case.
“We’re still really close and I got a lot of love for her, but I’m dating somebody,” the 47-year-old rapper/actor said before clarifying that the somebody was Rye.
“The Chi” actor then explained how therapy helped him become a better man, which resulted in him being a better partner.
“I think being able to go through situations where I didn’t do good in relationships, some of that was my responsibility, and after repeating that, being like ‘What am I doing wrong?’ and working on self, I’m able to come to a relationship more like whole. This is where I am with it, this is what I’m looking for. If things change, then let’s communicate. I’m real honest with myself. Therapy helped me to do that. It helped me to be like, some of the stuff I’m putting on this person is really stuff from my childhood; baggage I’m carrying. This ain’t that person. [It also helped me] to be able to say the things that I really want and communicate those things; and also to be able to take a situation where I’m stressed about something and not make it about them. They might not even be doing anything wrong, but you can take the stresses of your day and put that on the relationship.”
He said he had to get himself together first before pursuing a relationship with Angela again.
“We dated and then I had to get myself together and she was doing some work,” he said. “She’s a strong cookie, but she’s good people and really a good balance and fun, too. I need a partner who is fun because we go out there and do the work and constantly, I’m living out the things I’m passionate about. But so many times I’m talking about the things that are going on in the world, serious things in life, so I just need somebody that’s like, we can just talk and have fun.”
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