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Tiffany Haddish says the rumors are true: She’s dating rapper Common

Tiffany Haddish and L.A. City Councilman Herb Wesson hand out Chromebooks
Tiffany Haddish, seen last week in Los Angeles, has opened up about her relationship with Common.
(Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)

Tiffany Haddish has confirmed she’s in a relationship with rapper-actor Common, the person she’s been isolating with during the coronavirus outbreak.

The admission came during a discussion of her newly shaved head last week on a profanity-filled episode of the podcast “Steve-O’s Wild Ride.”

“I take it you’re not in a relationship right now,” co-host Scott Randolph said. “Or are you?”

“I am in a relationship,” Haddish replied.

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“With Common?,” Steve-O asked excitedly.

“Yeah, we’re twins now,” she said, referring to their mutually hairless heads, adding later that she was “doing it with Common now.”

The two met in 2018 when they were filming her 2019 movie “The Kitchen” and became friends, she said. Then in May of last year, she joined Bumble and got into the dating thing, only to have the app approach her to do something for charity. She enlisted then-pal Common to join her in a virtual Bumble date in April to raise money for front-line workers during the pandemic.

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At that point, she said, their friendship was getting to be a little bit more than just friendship — and at some point that month they were isolating together.

“Then he got tested for everything, I got tested for everything,” she told Steve-O.

Common told her she was brave for shaving her head, she said. (She had it all cut off in early July and then honed her shaving skills a week later.)

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“He’s like, ‘Wow, you did it, man. You’ve got a lot of courage. You look so beautiful. I love it.’ And I’m like, ‘Ahh, put your head on my head,’” she said.

As Ellen DeGeneres faces backlash about her behavior and her TV show’s workplace environment, some celebrity friends are coming to her defense.

Haddish shaved her head not for a movie role, but simply because she wanted to know herself “from head to toe,” she said.

“And as a woman, most women, you don’t ever cut your hair off, so you don’t know what your head looks like. And I wanted to see where all my moles were,” she explained.

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