Common and Regina Hall have reportedly been dating for over a year now, after meeting while filming Barbershop: The Next Cut in Atlanta in May 2015. A source close to the pair tells Daily Mail.com that they are madly in love and friends say they have never seen either happier.
Regina was reluctant at first, but Common convinced her to go on a date with him. “Regina wasn’t interested in dating a fellow actor. She’s always shied away from idea of being with one of her co-stars,” revealed the source. “But Common was persistent and finally won her over.”
However, the actress wasn’t willing to start dating until the film wrapped production that summer, as she was concerned that their personal lives could conflict with work – but after “Barbershop” filming was over, she and Common quietly started dating and have been all in ever since.
“This is the happiest anyone has ever seen him. He’s a hopeless romantic and after several failed relationships, he lost faith in love,” the source added. “But Regina inspires him and has renewed his hope in love. It’s so beautiful to see.”
Although Common had considered making his 2014 album – Nobody’s Smiling – his last full-length release, once he and Regina fell in love, he started recording songs including his latest single, “Lovestar,” featured on his upcoming album Black America Again.
“Something about this relationship has completed him,” the source said. “He had success, he had awards, he has a thriving acting career and still performs concerts regularly, but he was missing pure companionship and Regina’s filled that void in the best way.”
Despite being together for more than a year, Common and Regina are remaining low key with their relationship, and have not made any public appearances together.
Regina briefly spoke on a relationship, while chatting with The Breakfast Club, last month. Angela Yee told her she knew who she was dating and was looking forward to the news being revealed. When Angela asked Regina if he (not naming him) was marriage material, Regina answered “Yes.”
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