Common and Jennifer Hudson Are Dating, and They Seem to Be Perfect for Each Other

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We have to admit that we really didn’t see the romance between Common and Jennifer Hudson coming. That said, now that we do see it, they look perfect together! The pair seem to be really happy in their new relationship, and we’re 100% here for it!

Telling the World

The pair made their relationship official on The Jennifer Hudson Show. Hudson introduced Common as a guest on the show, and he walked onto the stage with a bouquet of flowers for the star. Hudson then asked, “Now, we gotta get down to business, Mr. Common. I’m a host and so I have to ask you this question ’cause everybody always wanna know this — are you dating anyone?” To which Common responded, “I’m in a relationship that is with one of the most beautiful people I ever met in life. […] This relationship is a happy place for me.” They then let the audience in on the joke that they were talking about each other.

There Were Rumors

The actors were spotted hanging out together in Chicago back in 2022, sparking rumors that there was something going on between them. However, at the time, Hudson insisted that wasn’t the case. She had said, “People create their narratives of it and it’s like, okay, you know, how you feel. We shot a film together, and [Common] played my husband. We gotta eat in between those moments.”

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Well, either she was telling a little white lie back then, or her feelings have seriously changed. Either way, we’re happy for the couple and wish them the best!

Babbling Is a Communication Tool for Babies, According to a Study

Babbling Is a Communication Tool for Babies, According to a StudyYour baby’s babble isn’t just for show. According to a recent study, they’re actually in the midst of a significant social experiment, in which adults play an important role. According to a recent study released in July, even before they can talk, children as young as three to five months old may grasp how their sounds affect others. Babies learn how to interact with others by watching how adults react to these adorable little vocalizations. Before, scientists believed that babies babbled to move their mouths and use their voices.

About the Research

Michael Goldstein, a professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, NYMichael Goldstein, a professor at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, said that babbling serves as a tool for a baby to explore the social world and determine which people to pay attention to. He also says that babies don’t always have a lot of energy or focus. Throwing immature habits out there and seeing what comes back is a terrific tactic.

Two and five-month-old newborns, carers, and an unfamiliar adult, were all participants in the study. After interacting briefly with the babies, the strange adult turned to face the infant with a neutral or still expression. They also examined the attentiveness of the caregiver to the infants during free play.

Babies Babble, Researchers Listen!

While playing still-faced, five-month-old babies vocalized more than two-month-olds. This, according to researchers, demonstrates how interactions with caregivers help babies learn to anticipate replies.

Goldstein says that it’s the same as when you might press the button more often or try different buttons if the elevator doesn’t arrive when you want it to. Because your prediction didn’t come true, you become more experimental and do more things out of frustration. So go ahead and respond to those seemingly senseless babbles your new baby is producing; you’re assisting in their socialization.

Your face, voice, and reactions, can all have an impact on your child’s understanding of social cues. Remember that every baby develops at a different rate. But if you’re ever worried about your child’s growth, you can consult a pediatrician.