Soul lyricist Common recently visited ‘The Angie Martinez Show’ where he revealed he is no longer a single man, as him and his ex-girlfriend, political front runner Angela Rye, have decided to give love another try. Common told Angie, “We dated. You know, I had to get myself together. She’s a strong cookie. But she’s good people. Really a good balance, and fun too.”
He even admitted to why his previous relationship didn’t work out. “I obviously care for the person, but when things got tough and it was time to work through stuff, I wasn’t willing to work through it,” he explained. “It’s also a process and a journey to get to understanding how to be full in a relationship, and be a full and complete person as much as possible,” adding it’s “fun to have a partner who you can really enjoy and can be really friends [with].”
The rapper/actor said with the help of therapy for himself, him and Angela are in a very positive place. “I’m really happy. I think being able to go through situations where I didn’t do good in relationships, some of that was my responsibility, and after repeating that, being like ‘What am I doing wrong?’ and working on self, I’m able to come to a relationship more like whole. This is where I am with it, this is what I’m looking for. If things change, then let’s communicate. I’m real honest with myself. Therapy helped me to do that,” he shared.
“It helped me to be like, some of the stuff I’m putting on this person is really stuff from my childhood; baggage I’m carrying. This ain’t that person. [It also helped me] to be able to say the things that I really want and communicate those things; and also to be able to take a situation where I’m stressed about something and not make it about them. They might not even be doing anything wrong, but you can take the stresses of your day and put that on the relationship.”
And boy, is Common ever so right about that! Congratulations to Common and Angela Rye on a love renewed and you can check out Common’s full interview on ‘The Angie Martinez Show’ below.