Common & Serena Williams Reportedly Split
First Published: May 27, 2010 4:56 PM EDT Credit: Getty Premium
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Common and Serena Williams’ love game is over, according to Us Weekly.
The mag reported that the tennis champ and hip-hop star have called it quits. The reported reason behind the split? — their busy careers.
“They are two workaholics who couldn’t see each other enough,” a source told the mag. “Things happen.”
The news comes as Serena and sister Venus hit the courts at Roland Garros for the 2010 French Open, where Serena – who is top-seeded in the tournament for both singles and doubles (partnered with Venus) – has already notched first-round victories in both categories.
Just a month ago, Common laughed and smiled to Access Hollywood’s Shaun Robinson when Serena’s name came up at the junket for his latest film, “Just Wright.”
“Beautiful, intelligent woman, fun and spiritual woman,” he said. “I think she’s an incredible person.”
Asked how serious the relationship was, he told Shaun, “There’s no rings here right now.”
“I’ve been enjoying myself,” he explained, leaving the marriage option open. “I’m just living and learning and growing. Right now, I’m still a single man, in a way, when it comes to marriage.”
And in an appearance on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” earlier this month, he also opened up about their relationship, telling Ellen, “Serena and I have been close for about two years.”
He added that he’d “love to get married and have kids,” though he didn’t say use Serena’s name in that statement.
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