Common and Angela Rye are either rekindling their flame romantically, or making time for one another platonically. Either way, we’re excited to see these two spending time together again.
The 47-year-old rapper and 39-year-old attorney and political analyst have been spotted hanging out over the last few days. On Sunday, May 5, they were seen at The Potter’s House in Dallas listening to T.D. Jakes’ “Don’t Burn the Baby” sermon. Common was there to promote his new memoir, Let Love Have the Last Word. He was called by Jakes before the sermon to come up and speak. In the first few seconds of the video below, you can see him return to his seat, which is next to Rye:
They can also be seen next to one another in this photo from Sunday’s services:
And in Harlem early on Tuesday, they were also seen at Riverside Church where Common performed and did a book signing for the memoir. Since the title of the book is about purpose, it makes sense that the rapper has been rolling out his newest work in churches.
Again, Rye could very well just be supporting him as he promotes his third book, but there are plenty of people who would love to see these two woke individuals reunite. When asked about their relationship at the peak of it in the fall of 2017, he seemed pretty smitten at the time.
“Yes, there’s definitely a connection with Angela Rye,” he told Bevy Smith. “She’s a wonderful woman. And you know, I’ll just say I’m dating. I’m happy right now. She’s an incredible human being.”
They dated for nearly a year when it was announced in March of 2018 that they had gone their separate ways.
“We have and will always be friends,” she told The New York Post. “He is an amazing human being, and I’m a much better person because he’s a part of my life. May we all keep loving and living.”
Despite that split, he told Essence back in November that he learned a lot from her, and it sounded like the door for reconciliation wasn’t completely closed.