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Common Reveals He Sought Therapy After Bad Breakups

We all know Erykah Badu got that voodoo, but Common is now confessing from his firsthand experience how the singer did major damage to his heart.

In a PEOPLE exclusive, the rapper actor revealed his heartbreak after splitting with Badu in 2002:

“With Erykah Badu, that was my first love where you’re just open and floating,” he says of the singer he reportedly dated for two years prior to their split in 2002. “When we split, I was 27 or 28. I was in a haze, just going through the motions. It was hard to eat.”

Still he says, “It wasn’t her fault, the relationship just didn’t go forward.”

Dang son… She left him unable to EAT. Hopefully he was still able to drink tea though, riiiight.

Apparently Badu wasn’t the only woman who hurt Common either.

“Some of the hardest work I’ve done on myself has been after breakups,” says the star.

“I was in another breakup after that that was heavy,” he says without specifying which relationship. “That one honestly is what sent me to therapy.”

“Talking about my intimacy avoidance and love addiction was an “aha” moment for me,” he says of traits he’s learned about himself in therapy. “The more you talk, the more you see the patterns you created for yourself.”

He adds, “I’m open to a relationship now. I know how to communicate like an adult now. I want to be the best partner I can be.”

We’re so glad he sought help. Common’s been linked with a whole lot of famous ladies. In addition to Erykah, he’s also dated Serena Williams, wasw rumored to have dated Regina Hall and Angela Rye.



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