Political commentator and podcaster Angela Rye has revealed that she parted ways with ex-boyfriend Common because they could not come to a compromise about whether they should start a family.
Angela was very clear that she does, but Common, who already has children, was not too keen on the idea.
“We broke up. We were together for about a year this time. And we broke up, I think it was September-ish maybe because we just want different things. This was right after a time when I realized that I was gonna take the second godson, the nine-year-old, more often. I had told him about it the day before, and we had been talking, probably for two months, about let’s see where things go because I’m leaning toward I want kids, and he was leaning toward I don’t know. I think when somebody tells you they don’t know, they really don’t want that, they just don’t wanna hurt you. And so for me, I’m clear, I’m getting clarity around what I want for myself…” she revealed during her yearly review video.
The couple dated last year and split before reuniting at the end of summer, but the new romance was short-lived.
She continued: “The thing that I would say is, he’s more established in his career, and we have a little bit of an age difference, and he has a fully-grown, wonderful daughter I love so much in law school. So, not wanting to start over is a thing. Like ‘No, I’m good.’ I remember having the conversation the day after we talked about [my godson] Ryan, and he said, ‘You know I don’t know if I wanna have kids.’ And I said, ‘I don’t know what else there is to talk about.’ So I think it was an amicable parting of ways, but very clear about the fact that we were not aligned in those interests. I think we’ll always be friends. He’s a really good person.”
Angela is already in a new relationship, and Common is now being romantically linked to comedian, Tiffany Haddish.