Common, who dated the tennis player on and off for two years between 20, says he wishes nothing but the best for the pair.
Speaking to TMZ, the actor said: "Serena is a friend of mine, as long as she's happy I'm good.
However, a source told TMZ that the rapper is treating the sport star with "more respect" now that they have rekindled their relationship.
Williams has made no secret of her desire to settle down as she told one Twitter follower who asked if she was ready for love and children: "Desperately.
“I’m really looking forward to seeing that film,” she says.
Serena Williams and Common raised eyebrows by spending a lil time together at a small private event Friday night ... An eyewitness tells us Serena and the rapper/actor were in a back room chatting before she spoke to the audience at the grand opening of the Yetunde Price Resource Center -- for people affected by violence.
“I think he’s a great guy,” Williams, 26, tells for its July issue.
Beyond that, she says, her hot-weather plans include seeing the screen drama , based on the comic book and starring Angelina Jolie, Morgan Freeman and Common – whose very name brings a smile to Williams’s face. Through HSN, my Signature Statement collection is about empowering fans everywhere to connect with this message.The Serena Williams Fund has two main goals: Creating equity through education and assisting victims of senseless violence.Luck has nothing to do with being good at the sport. to be unapologetically bold and beautiful in anything you’re wearing. on the court working for my one moment in time, not knowing when it would come but believing that it would. I want women to know that it’s okay to love and embrace who you are…“I have given up on dating,” the 27-time grand slam champion confessed, in an exclusive interview, at the Sleep Sheets launch.“It just hasn’t worked out well for me.” An emotional and candid Serena added, “I’m a really emotional person. I do make mistakes — like every human does — but the last relationship just was too much of a heartbreak for me. It was hard.” Due to compete in the London Olympics in 86 days, where she hopes to add to her two doubles medals in prior Games, Serena explained to Celebuzz how she is now focused on her game — and not dating.Tennis champ Serena Williams is a force to be reckoned with on the court, but in the dating stakes, it’s game, set and match.The 30-year-old superstar athlete — who has dated rappers Common and Drake – tells Celebuzz that her failed relationships in the past have hurt her so badly, she doesn’t care if she could ever date again.A source close to them tells us they're still just friends.The witness insists they seemed like more than buddies.