Common was linked to the fellow Academy Award winner in 2016 after they worked on an HBO movie together called The Tale. There were rumors that they were dating and that he’d met her kids from her past marriage to musician Ben Harper. Common said they were friendly, but not in the way people assumed.
“I’m a single guy,” he told the New York Daily News. “Laura and I did a movie together. It was a great experience. She’s just my friend.”
LOS ANGELES, CA – MAY 20: Singer/ Actor Common and Laura Dern attend FYC Event For HBO’s “The Tale” at the Landmark on May 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/ Getty Images)