It’s usually mums the word when it comes to celebrity couples. They dodge cameras, avoid red carpets and skirt the stigma that love in Hollywood doesn’t last.
Although they are careful, there are a few glances, smiles and close arrival times to events that have caught the public’s attention long enough to piece together an existing fling.
Here are 5 once-secret celebrity lovers you may not know of:
Common and Taraji
The Chicago rapper and D.C.-bred actress met on the set of his “Testify” video in 2005. They began a romantic relationship soon after, which Taraji admitted during a 2011 interview with Wendy Williams.
Details of their relationship have not been divulged, but if you want more than the “yeah, Common and I dated” that we got from Taraji, Common opens up about their relationship in his memoir, “One Day It’ll All Make Sense.”
Common has since been linked to tennis star Serena Williams, and Taraji has dodged rumors that she was involved with rapper, Drake, and film co-stars Tyrese (Baby Boy) and Terrence Howard (Hustle & Flow).