A friend of hers reportedly said that they are “having fun and seeing where things go.” Common’s fans, however, aren’t enjoying the new romance too much, with some wondering why he is dating the Caucasian actress after the likes of Serena Williams and Erykah Badu, both black women.A source told US Weekly that Dern “has a thing for musicians” and is happily pursuing romance following her split from her ex-husband, blues singer Ben Harper, three years ago.The couple fell in love last year while shooting Barbershop: The Next Cut.Although the chemistry was evident early, Hall insisted they put off dating until they wrapped up shooting.Laura was dressed to the nines and showing off her pale and lean legs in a front-split black skirt and chic black ankle boots paired with a clingy black lace-accented top and tailored black leather jacket.
Now comes word that the Jurassic Park star, 48, and the rapper, 43, are indeed ‘dating’ and getting to know one another, according to Us Weekly.
The two have kept a low profile with only family and close friends knowing the details of their relationship.
They have also avoided making public appearances as a couple despite being at the same events.
"Yeah, yeah it was kind of eventually a mutual breakup but she initiated it.
It’s okay, though, for me we’ve got a great understanding and I care about her as a person," he told Meredith Vieira on her talk show.