Jennifer Hudson does not deny she is dating singer Common as she calls him ‘a beautiful man’
Jennifer Hudson did not deny she is dating Common.
The Dream Girls star, 41, who was spotted in London with her alleged beau in early July, was asked to go on the record Monday by TMZ as she was leaving the Il Pastaio restaurant in Beverly Hills.
‘Rumors say a lot of things,’ the Oscar winner told the reporter. ‘But, he’s a beautiful man, I will give you that.’
The pair were first spotted having dinner at Nobu in February.
The singer last dated actress Tiffany Haddish who said the split was not mutual.
Beautiful: Jennifer Hudson, 41, isn’t commenting on rumors she is dating fellow Chicagoan Common, 51. ‘Rumors say a lot of things,’ the Oscar winner told the reporter from TMZ Monday, ‘But, he’s a beautiful man, I will give you that’
When asked about a possible musical collaboration with the Glory artist, Jennifer seemed open to the suggestion.
‘It would be dope to see two Chicagoans together,’ adding, ‘but I don’t know about that.’
J-Hud’s eponymous talk show is currently in hiatus, but Page Six has reported there will be some big changes behind the scenes for season two.
The host has reportedly promoted her assistant, Walter Williams III, and her publicist, Lisa Kasteler, to executive producer roles.
Several members of the production staff have been let go as well, but a spokesperson for the show claimed 95-percent of the team are returning.
Jennifer has also wrapped work on the action adventure Breathe.
She stars opposite Mila Jovovich, Sam Worthington and Common in the thriller about a mother and daughter fight for their survival in a world where oxygen is scarce. The film is set for release in 2024.
Common, 51, has been preparing to hit the road on the Hip Hop 50 Live tour with big names such as Queen Latifah, LL Cool J, The Roots and more than a dozen other artists.
Rumors: Rumors of a romance between the Oscar winner and the rapper were sparked when they were spotted at dinner in February (Pictured in Chicago in February 2020)
Co-stars: Jennifer and Common are co-starring in the upcoming thriller Breathe, due out in 2024
Hip Hop 50: Common is getting ready to head out on tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of hip hop
The tour begins in the Bronx August 11, and will appear in Cleveland and Chicago before rapping up in Detroit August 18.
‘Happy birthday Hip Hop!’ the Be artist wrote announcing the tour on social media.
‘We’re celebrating this summer! I’m going on tour with some legends!!!!’
In an interview with Men’s Health, the vegan rapper was asked about the future of hip hop culture health-wise.
‘I would like to see us continue to be more open to the discussion of emotional, mental, and physical health and the promotion and expression of it,’ he explained.
‘I want to see hip-hop culture creating spaces where people can do those things.’
‘Seeing hip-hop continuing to talk about mental health and creating a union would still be something powerful that I would love to see us do because we could have access to that mental-health support, health and wellness support, and medical support when needed.’
‘That would be something in the next 50 years that I would really be an advocate for and fight for.’