Jennifer Hudson and Common have the rumor mill spinning after they were spotted looking giggly and cozy during a lunch date in Philadelphia.
The celebrity gossip page Deuxmoi revealed the claims from an eyewitness who snapped a photo of the EGOT achiever and rapper/actor sitting alongside each other enjoying food and drinks at Philly eatery Vedge.
“She was cozy and flirty with Common,” the eyewitness claimed. “Lots of cuddling and giggling.”
Hudson and Common are currently filming a new movie together, Breathe, Radar Online reported. The futuristic film also stars Milla Jovovich and Sam Worthington and could explain why the two Chicago natives have been spending more time together.
Common hasn’t been linked to anyone since his breakup with comedian Tiffany Haddish. The pair called it quits in November 2021 after one year of dating, US Weekly reported. Common credited the split to their busy schedules picking back up after the COVID-19 lockdown ended.
“It really didn’t allow for us to spend as much time and put as much energy into our relationship,” he told Hollywood Unlocked. “I don’t think the love really dispersed…[but] we weren’t feeding the relationship.”
But Haddish expressed her disappointment in his comments on the split and claimed the breakup was “mutual.”
“I was disappointed. I was very disappointed. I was like ‘Oh, OK. ‘Cause, that’s not what you told me, but OK,” she said at the time.
In December 2021, the Girls Trip star admitted to missing her rapper ex.
“I miss him. I miss him from time to time, but that’s with, I think, any intimate relationship that you might have, you miss them,” she said. “But I’m fine with it. It’s cool.”
With Jennifer Hudson and Common both being Chicago natives, the pair could just be vibing and sharing tales from their upbringing in The Chi. They could also be rehearsing lines for the new movie.
At least one Twitter user expressed concern for Hudson.
Jennifer Hudson on a date with Common. Jennifer don’t do it…🙅♀️
— Phillippia Reynolds, PHR, SHRM-CP (@hr_maven) July 26, 2022
Whatever they’re doing, they have fans wondering if there could be love in the air.