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Watch: Common confirms relationship amid Jennifer Hudson dating rumors

Jennifer Hudson and Common discussed their relationship on "The Jennifer Hudson Show" amid dating rumors. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI
Jennifer Hudson and Common discussed their relationship on "The Jennifer Hudson Show" amid dating rumors. File Photo by Jim Ruymen/UPI

Jan. 22 (UPI) -- Common is opening up about his relationship amid rumors he is dating Jennifer Hudson.

The rapper and actor, 51, and Hudson, 42, discussed their relationship Monday on The Jennifer Hudson Show.

Common had nothing but praise for his partner but did not mention Hudson by name.

"I'm in a relationship that is [with] one of the most beautiful people I ever met in life," he said. "She's smart, she loves God, she has something real down to earth about her. She's talented."

Common did say his partner is an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony-winning (EGOT) performer. Hudson became an EGOT artist in 2022 following her Tony win for A Strange Loop.

Common attends the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in November. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Common attends the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in November. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

"She had to win an Oscar on her first movie," Common said. "She had to get her own talk show."

Hudson chimed in, saying she "is dating this brother" and is "very happy."

Jennifer Hudson performs at the White House in June. File Photo by Samuel Corum/Sipa USA
Jennifer Hudson performs at the White House in June. File Photo by Samuel Corum/Sipa USA

"This relationship is a happy place for me," Common added. "For me, it's one of those things where I found where seeing her happy actually makes me really happy. I'm very grateful. I thank God each and every day and I'm just letting God guide this relationship."

Common attends Global Citizen Live in September. File Photo by John Nacion/UPI
Common attends Global Citizen Live in September. File Photo by John Nacion/UPI

Common and Hudson were first linked in 2022 and were spotted holding hands in November 2023 in New York.

Hudson subsequently said on CBS Mornings that she is in a "very nice relationship with someone who shall remain nameless."

Jennifer Hudson (R) and Michael R. Jackson attend the Tony Awards in 2022. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI
Jennifer Hudson (R) and Michael R. Jackson attend the Tony Awards in 2022. File Photo by John Angelillo/UPI

Common and Hudson star in the upcoming film Breathe.