Common And Serena Williams Reunite For Intimate Conversation In Chicago

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Oct. 30 2018, Updated 4:13 p.m. ET

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Serena Williams and ex-boyfriend Common (aka Lonnie Rashid Lynn) reunited onstage for an in-depth and personal conversation as part of a Creative Minds Talks event. The athlete and the rapper talked about everything from parenthood — Serena gave birth to her daughter Olympia last September — to their activism. Read on for more details.

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The tennis star and Grammy-winner sat down together at the Civic Opera House in Chicago for "Creative Minds Talks Presents a Conversation Between Athlete, Entrepreneur, And Philanthropist, Serena Williams And Award-Winning Artist, Actor, And Activist Common."

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The hour-long event was part of a conversation series, “The Art of Storytelling" and all of the proceeds from the benefit went to Common's charity Common Ground Foundation and Serena's Yetunde Price Resource Center.

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After breaking up in 2010, Serena and Common were rumored to be dating again in 2016. But they've both since moved on.

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Common is now father to Omoye Assata Lynn and has been busy promoting his latest film The Hate U Give.

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Meanwhile, Serena is married to Alexis Ohanian, with whom she shares Olympia, and has been busy competing and teaching her daughter French.

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What do you think about Common and Serena reuniting for the Creative Minds Talks event? Let us know in the comments! 


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