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Are Serena Williams and Common the Most Amicable Exes Ever?

A look back at Serena Williams and Common's relationship.

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Who: Four-time Olympic Gold medalist Serena Williams, 37, andOscar-winning musician and actor Common, 47.

How They Met: Details about the extremely private couple's relationship are scant, though it's been reported that they dated on and off from 2007 to 2010. (Serena made a guest appearance in one of his music videos in 2007). In April 2008, they were spotted hand-in-hand together in Miami, and three months later, Serena played it coy when asked about their relationship in Ebony magazine.

Where They Are Now: It looks like he wasn't kidding about that friendship. Not only did the two of them reunite on the red carpet last year, they also held a talk together at a charity event in 2018.

TBT: Serena Williams and Common
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While rumors of a reunion circulated in 2016, by that point, Serena had already begun dating future husband Alexis Ohanian. She and Ohanian met in 2015, and were Instagram official shortly afterwards.

They were also engaged by the end of that year, and welcomed their adorable daughter Alexis Olympia Ohanian Jr. in 2017.

Since 2010, she's also gone on to win a second "Serena Slam," which is what we now call it when someone wins four Grand Slams in a row, and has rightfully become known as the greatest athlete of all time.

Common, meanwhile, has been steadily building out his music and acting careers, having starred in Suicide Squad, The Tale, and John Wick: Chapter 2. He also won an Oscar in 2015 along with John Legend for Best Original Song for "Glory," featured in the movie Selma. He was nominated for another Oscar in 2018 for "Stand Up for Something," a song written for the movie Marshall, and has an album coming out at the end of August.

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