Of course, the fact that he showed up with a bouquet for the singer might have been a clue.
But the 51-year-old Common― who was previously linked with Tiffany Haddish ― was a little more circumspect when Hudson, 42, bluntly asked him if he was dating anyone.
“I’m in a relationship that is with one of the most beautiful people I’ve met in life,” Common said. “She’s smart, she loves God, she has something real down to earth about her. She’s talented.”
Although he answered the question without directly mentioning Hudson by name, there were obvious clues whom he was talking about when he mentioned his “high standards” for a relationship.
“She had to have an EGOT. She had to win an Oscar on her first movie. She had to get her own talk show,” Common said.
Hudson, of course, won Best Supporting Actress for the 2006 film “Dreamgirls” ― her first film ― and earned her EGOT at the 2022 Tony Awards after “A Strange Loop” ― which she produced ― won Best New Musical.
Common is lacking in comparison, since he only has an Oscar, Grammy and Emmy to his credit.
The couple have been friends and collaborators for years, but rumors of a romantic relationship only started last year, according to E! Online.
On Monday’s show, Common told Hudson that “this relationship is a happy place for me,” adding, “Seeing her happy actually makes me really happy.”