Tiffany Haddish Says She’s Fine Spending Time Away From Boyfriend Common: I Need Space

Tiffany Haddish Says She’s Fine Spending Time Away From Boyfriend Common: I Need Space

Tiffany Haddish and Common won’t be celebrating their first Christmas together this year, the comedienne and actress revealed.

The two, who confirmed they were dating in August, will instead be with their own families for the holiday.

She told PEOPLE she wanted to

“get as much time as I can with my grandma.”

As for Common, he’ll be going to Florida to spend time with his family.

Still, Tiffany Haddish said there’s no room for concern as they’ve been working on their own projects recently.

“We’re not up under each other every day anyways. He’s recording his album right now, I’m working on a television show right now. Even before when the pandemic first happened, we weren’t together every day. It was three, maybe four days out the week.”

She continued and said she’s just fine with it.

“That’s kind of how I like it, because I need space. I like to be able to create whatever I’m trying to create, and if I’m with somebody, I want to focus on them a lot and it can become a distraction. That’s also what I like about him. He’s like, ‘If you need to go, you can go. I’m not trying to hold you back.’ “

She added that their time apart only makes their time together much better:

Way more special… and we have so much fun together — I think we have so much fun you need a little time to recover from it! We play games, we be laughing, we dance and stuff, or we’ll just curl up…. We make time for each other. We have fun.”

“I like playing. I keep calling it ‘playing together,’ but it’s not. We’re not playing, but it feels like I’m with one of my best friends in school, you know?” 

While she’s completely okay with them not spending Christmas together, she said she at least wanted him to invite her.

“I was looking at him sideways for a second, because he’s like, ‘Yeah, I want to go to Florida. I’m going to go see my mom and my grandma.’ And so I’m waiting for him to say, ‘Do you want to go?’ But I know I’m not going … I’m waiting for him to ask me so I can say, ‘No.’ He never asked.”

She continued:

“So a day goes by and he’s like, ‘Yeah. So I’m leaving on this day.’ Hold on. What?… And I was like, ‘Oh, you’re leaving on that day, huh?’ He was like, ‘Yeah. I said so.’ So I’m just, ‘You’re just going to leave?’ He was like, ‘Yeah. Tiff, I would have asked if…’ He could just read my face, this was on the FaceTime. He says to me, ‘Tiff, I would have asked you, but you’ve been talking about how you want to spend more time with your grandma.’ I was like, ‘I know, but you should’ve asked me anyways so I could just turn you down!’ I’m pretty easy to read. I mean, you can see it on my face.”

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Authored by: Char Patterson