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Over the past few weeks, Common has spoken quite openly about his relationships with both Serena Williams and Erkyah Badu. During a recent chat with The Breakfast Club, he went on to further expound on his relationships with these celebrity women, as well as his past relationship with actress Taraji P. Henson.
While the actor and rapper says that he was definitely serious about both Erkyah and Serena, it doesn’t really seem that a reunion between either couple is likely.
“It’s like once I’ve experienced that person its like man, sometimes life goes on,” he explained. “I can’t say I never would go back but Serena and Erkyah was the most serious relationships that I had as an adult and after, it’s one of those things, it’s like, ‘I have to move forward.’ It was real love right there. Both of those women I could’ve married. I was like if I’m not supposed to be there, we’re just supposed to be friends.”
Speaking of marriage, Common doesn’t seem too sure that he’ll be making the big leap in the future—or ever.
“I don’t know. I was thinking about that last night while talking to one of my lady friends. I don’t know if I’m marriage material, maybe someday” he expressed.
“I be focused on my music and my work a lot. Sometimes that’s hard to balance with a relationship. I do like relationships, but a lot of times when I’m in relationships, I don’t make my best albums. Put it this way, I would have to find the right relationship. You know, a woman who understands the time that you gotta give. to your work. That’s really what it is.”
He also further explained his previous comment that Erkyah has that “good good.”
“The hood knows what it is. Erkyah got something with her, she got something special. Erykah a raw girl, she got a lot to her. She’s from the hood, point blank. She’s just one of those people from the hood that’s artsy, artistic, spiritual, she’s got a lot to her.”
As for the public believing that Serena broke his heart, Common had this to say:
“Me and Serena was together. We broke up. I don’t know specifically her and Drake, it felt like obviously something was going on [after we broke up], I ain’t dwell on it too much. I ain’t have no problem with that, you do what you do. After a while I felt like in some of Drake’s songs he was saying stuff that was subliminal to me. And I was like, you just don’t know nowadays cats be doing them sneak disses and after a while it was like I’m just going to come out and say what I need to say. It was a show I was at and I left and Drake said something out to the crowd, some tough stuff. So then I was like, ‘aight, it was that time’ because I knew he was directing it to me. We kept it on record and after that it was squashed.”
The Chicago rapper-turned-actor also confessed to confronting Serena about her relationship with Drake.
“I definitely talked to her about it. At the end of the day, once she aint ya lady, what can I say? It don’t have nothing to do with me at that point.”
He also seemed to confirm rumors that he once had a thing with Kerry Washington by releasing a bashful giggle.
“Easy, easy. Ain’t no scandal here. She’s married now.”
Out of all of his celebrity exes, Common says his mama loved Taraji the most.
“My mother loved Taraji and funny enough she got cool with Serena even more after we broke up.”
Watch Common’s full interview on the next page. Thoughts?
Gabrielle Union Sets The Ground Rules For Guests Attending Wedding Next Month: ‘Photo IDs Will Be Required’
Gabrielle Union has already expressed that many of the people sitting around expecting to receive an invitation to her wedding to Dwyane Wade probably won’t be getting one. At this point, those close to the couple are probably already aware of who’s in and who’s out. Recently, those lucky enough to make the cut were made hip to the rules of the engagement when they received their official wedding invites. It appears that Gabby and Dwyane are running a pretty tight ship.
The invitation was accompanied by a letter from the couple, revealing what will not be allowed at the ceremony in order to protect their privacy. Ironically, the letter and the invite were both leaked to TMZ. The note reads:
To our family and friends,
We are looking forward to sharing this very special day with you. For the comfort of our guests and to protect our privacy, no cameras or cell phones will be permitted at the party. Also, photo IDs will be required for all guests. Gentlemen, formal attire in black; ladies, we would love to see you in formal white.
Transportation to and from the party venue will be provided from the [redacted]. Buses will depart promptly at 9:45pm from the North-North entrance of the hotel; please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to departure to process through security. If you choose to drive yourself, please call [number omitted] hours prior to the event at [address omitted] for directions to the venue (located approximately 45 to 50 minutes south of South Beach). Once on-site, you should allow at least 30 minutes to process through security at the venue.
We thank you in advance for your understanding and cooperation. See you soon!
Love, Gab and Dwyane
As previously reported, the ceremony is set to take place August 30 in Miami.
The countdown begins!
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They break up to make up… and then, they break up again. Celebrities are no different than any other folks when it comes to riding emotional rollercoasters. It’s summer — the season for break ups — and many celebrity couples are or have broken up… only to later get back together.
A few weeks ago, we reported that there may have been a budding romance between Teyana Taylor and New York Knick Iman Shumpert. Shortly after, the actress and singer confirmed that Iman is, in fact, the mystery man that she has been spending all of this time with. During her recent “106 & Park” appearance, Teyana gushed about her new beau.
“You know, his birthday just passed,” Teyana said of a beach photo of her and Iman. “We was in Hawaii for his birthday and it was fun, you know.”
Apparently the shooting guard must be doing something right, as Teyana says she’s in a great place.
“I’m very happy. We getting it right, you know what I’m saying? He’s amazing. I can’t even stop smiling. He’s simply amazing and he never fails to amaze me.”
Teyana also spoke on the upcoming basketball season.
“This season is going to be a great season. He’s so focused. We was in Florida and I’m literally with him shooting in the gym. Watching him, he’s so focused and he’s ready. I’m ready to see him go to work.”
As you may recall, Teyana made headlines earlier this year for the intense love triangle involving her ex-friend, Tae Heckard, and ex-fiancée, Brandon Jennings.
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Dr. Sherry Blake is known for setting Traci, Towanda, Trina, Toni, and Tamar straight about all their mess on the “Braxton Family Values,” but the celebrity therapist’s expertise doesn’t stop there. We caught up with the clinical psychologist during the Essence Festival fourth of July weekend and we asked her to apply some of her knowledge to celebrity couples whose marital woes have been in the news on a regular these days. Though Dr. Blake didn’t want to get too far into these couples’ personal business, she did impart some advice that’s useful for any romantic pair to keep in mind if they want to have a healthy relationship.
Check out what Dr. Sherry said in the interview above about maintaining positive unions and mental health issues in the African American community. What do you think?
‘You Need To Know There’s An Individual Who Has No Respect For You:’ Zoe Saldana Slams ‘Disrespectful’ Ex-Boyfriend
She’s sweet and funny, but you definitely don’t want to get on her bad side. In the August issue of Marie Claire, rumored mom-to-be, Zoe Saldana, opened up about negative experiences in past relationships and why she refuses to be friends with certain exes.
“I have been in relationships where a man has disrespected me, and I don’t need to be friends with that man anymore,” Zoe expressed.
She went on to add that she’s not going to be friends with someone who “crossed” her all for the sake of being able to say that she’s still friends with a former flame.
“I don’t want to be the one going, ‘I’m cool, because I’m friends with all my exes.’ There’s a reason why you’re called an ex. I crossed you off my list. Moving on. You cross a line, you need to know that you’re going to walk this earth knowing that there’s an individual who has no respect for you.”
While she came off a tad feisty in this particular interview, Zoe also addressed some of the positive events of her love life—including marrying hubby, Marco Perego.
“I don’t do the ABCs,” she said. “I do what my heart says, what my heart feels. So from the moment I met my husband, we were together. We knew.”
From all of her experiences in the love department, both positive and negative, Zoe says she has learned that there is nothing beneficial about settling.
“If you’re not happy with a person, leave,” she added. “And wait until you find that one person who makes you feel good about yourself every single day and is not expecting you to change, but to grow.”
We’d say that’s some pretty sound advice.
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In film talk, a “meet cute” is the cute moment when two people who will eventually fall in love, meet for the first time. But meet cute’s don’t only happen when the cameras are rolling! Here are the 15 cute, funny and sometimes odd ways these celebrity couples met.
Earlier this week, rumors of another ugly breakup between Chris Brown and Karrueche Tran began to make their rounds on the Internet. Chris and Karrueche’s decision to remove any recent photos of each other from Instagram and Karrueche’s cryptic “moving on” messages. And then of course, there was that intimate backshot of Karrueche wearing nothing but a bra and thong that Chris shared on his social media accounts. All signs seemed to point to a split between the two. However, now it appears that they have either kissed and made up extremely quickly or they were never off to begin.
Madame Noire can confirm that the love birds were spotted together at Create nightclub on Hollywood Boulevard last night celebrating the official launch of the Hennessy V.S. limited edition bottle designed by artist Shepherd Farley. The two appeared very happy and drama free as they posed for a photograph (above) at the event. We doubt these two will be permanently splitting up anytime soon. Towards the end of last year, the stylist was criticized after discussing her unconditional love for Chris.
“It’s different,” explained Karrueche. “And its something that a lot of people won’t and will never understand, which is why I get so much flack and hate because you know looking from the outside in it looks messy. Nobody knows the real story, nobody knows what I went through so.”
Well, that’s that—for now at least.
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The recent season of “R&B Divas: Atlanta” may have come to an end, but the drama ensues. According to The YBF, Angie Stone recently ditched her boyfriend and manager, Ashanti Grave.
If reports are correct, then Ashanti was busted for cheating with a member of the “R&B Divas: Atlanta” production crew. Sources claim that when Angie caught wind of the alleged affair, she blew up. The source also claims that the rumored affair is no secret and that Angie has spoken openly about it with several members of the reality show’s production team. Apparently, Angie had some pretty solid evidence to prove that the affair was going down—including phone records and receipts. An additional source, who is reported to be very close to the singer, also confirmed the split.
Respect yourself enough to know to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you or makes you happy!
— Angie Stone (@RealAngieStone) July 10, 2014
Like most couples, Angie and Ashanti had their share of issues, some of which played out last season. So far, Angie has yet to confirm the breakup, but it would be extremely unfortunate if their 9-year relationship came to an end this way. Just last month, Ashanti spoke with TV One about his relationship with the soul singer and what was holding up their trip down the aisle.
“I met Angie while working at the airport in Savannah, GA,” Ashanti told TV One. “We connected from the very beginning. We talked on the phone and when time permitted we met in person and we’ve been together ever since! It’s going on 9 years strong! I’ve been managing her for about 6 ½ to 7 years now in addition to a girl rap group (ages 8-9) named DSquared Live.
I love Angie! The love we have for each other is crazy BUT good and once all the pieces are in place there will be a marriage. When I said ‘when the time is right,’ I meant that we will do it [get married] because WE want to, not because the world wants us to. I’m not afraid of marriage. I am afraid of divorce. A happy marriage gets no publicity but a bad divorce gets more than its fair share.”
Only time will tell what’s really going on. We’ll continue to keep you posted as this story develops.
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Columbus Short Speaks On Domestic Violence Allegations, Being Cut From ‘Scandal’ & His ‘Struggle’ With Self-Medicating
Columbus Short has some serious problems going on. In addition to racking up multiple assault charges, spousal battery charges and an impending divorce, the former “Scandal” actor was also arrested 4th of July weekend for public intoxication. Now, he’s speaking out. The troubled star wants the world to know that while things are bad for him right now, they aren’t nearly as horrible as they appear.
“I think there’s a time when your personal life gets magnified by who we are as celebrities,” he told Access Hollywood before revealing that the misdemeanor spousal battery and aggravated assault charges, which were brought against him, have been dropped.
As for his most recent arrest for public intoxication, Columbus says there was a huge misunderstanding. According to his version of events, he was out dining with friends when he got up to use the restroom. When he returned, there was an altercation. Police officers thought that he was a part of the altercation and grabbed him. From there, he admits that things got a bit out of hand.
“I was involved in no fight,” he explained. “There’s something visceral that happened inside of me, and yah, I’ll say it, even as a black man in handcuffs on the ground, for no justifiable reason at all. I wasn’t acting intoxicated, I had a couple of drinks, but whatever, I was angry and I used my vocabulary to kind of fight that.”
Columbus also addressed the incident involving the man that he allegedly knocked out for disrespecting his wife, Tanee.
“There’s a time where you have to exercise patience, where you have to realize that people are testing you, people are provoking you. When it was involving my estranged wife—whom I loved dearly and wanted to protect—you’re going to do what you need to do to protect that. Unfortunately, the end result was unfortunate.”
Ironically, not long after that incident, Tanee filed for an order of protection against Columbus, alleging that he threatened her with a knife. But the “Cadillac Records” actor insists that his estranged wife’s domestic violence allegations are false.
“Me and my wife, we’re going through problems. Serious, serious problems. However, the domestic part of it… I’m not a physically violent man…. I’ve never put my hands on a woman, physically, ever, and would not. I was raised by women.”
He adds that things are definitely over between them.
“This chapter is closed. There’s a new chapter, and I’m not the author of this, God is…. But I know that chapter is closed and I’m excited for the next one.”
Speaking of closed chapters, the 31-year-old went on to address his departure from “Scandal.”
“Let’s talk about ABC and let’s talk about the show ‘Scandal.’ They did not throw me to the curb like trash – that’s my family. They knew that I was going through a tough season and rallied around me and wrapped their arms around me, from Shonda to the craft service man. We’re a family and I think at a certain point when you’re getting a barrage of stories after stories, ABC justifiably would want to distance themselves…. They did the right thing but I think it takes time to rebuild.”
Unsurprisingly, he also confessed to struggling with self-medicating.
“To be honest with you, I struggle with medicating with alcohol I think, and that’s a real truth. I think that deserves more looking in to. If I want to be truthfully honest, I think dealing with the stress of the situations that I’ve been going through, medicating with anything, I think is dangerous because it becomes a crutch. But it doesn’t change it, the situation. That’s the funny part- I’m in a season where that’s not a part of my life– alcohol, drugs, those kinds of things aren’t around me, aren’t in my life, so it was an unfortunate event that happened the other night. Still yet, I think in the past that was definitely a struggle for me.”
Part two of Columbus’ telling interview with “Access Hollywood Live” airs today. Check out a clip below
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