ACTRESS Tiffany Haddish says she’s dropped 40 pounds by eating “way more vegetables” and “dancing” as romance with Common heats up.
The stand-up comedian, 40, confirmed she was dating actor and musician, Common, 48, earlier this year during a podcast.
As well as shaving her head during the lockdown and quarantine period, Tiffany has also been getting in shape by eating lots of vegetables and exercising every day.
The star revealed she was inspired to transform her health and fitness by the late track-and-field superstar Florence Griffith Joyner, who still holds the world record as the fastest woman of all time.
She told PEOPLE: “During this COVID period, I’ve lost 40 pounds,” adding that she’s been exercising every day for “anywhere from 15 minutes to sometimes two hours”.
Tiffany continued: “I had this thought in my mind that I want the body of Flo-Jo!
“I’ve been eating differently, eating way more vegetables, definitely eating directly out of my garden and just really putting in the work, making sure I sweat every single day and staying up on nutrition – nutrition is everything.
“And I try to dance every day for like five to ten minutes. I think that’s really important, too: Make it fun! ”
Tiffany has also been keeping busy and active with new boyfriend, Common, real name Lonnie Corant Jaman Shuka Rashid Lynn Jr.
The beautiful couple, who got together during lockdown, started off as friends before their romance heated up.
Tiffany revealed that after an initial courtship: “… He got tested for everything and I got tested for everything and we’ve been f ** king.”
The Girls Trip actress and American Gangster star met during filming the movie The Kitchen but at the time Tiffany was more focused on her career than her love life.
She revealed: “We became friends but it wasn’t anything sexual or anything like that – my eyes were set on something else.”
But during the initial lockdown period, the actress revealed the two had got talking.
She said: “I had been talking to Common and he comes to play Spades with me and my friends, and at this point, our friendship was getting more than friendship but not quite because we were quarantined and we were FaceTiming all the time.
However, their relationship is way more than just sex as she finally confirmed they were dating.
She said happily: “This is my first time ever dating a celebrity and being in a relationship.”