Common opened up about his breakup with Erykah Badu, who he considers his first real love, during an interview with People.
He stated, “With Erykah Badu, that was my first love where you’re just open and floating. When we split, I was 27 or 28. I was in a haze, just going through the motions. It was hard to eat. It wasn’t her fault, the relationship just didn’t go forward.”
During the sit-down, Common also opened up about another life-changing breakup, but he didn’t reveal the name of his former lover. Common explained, “I was in another breakup after that that was heavy. That one honestly is what sent me to therapy.” He added, “I know how to communicate like an adult now. I want to be the best partner I can be.”