Common tells Jada Pinkett Smith that he wants to be taken off the market

The Chicago-bred rapper told Jada Pinkett Smith he's ready to settle down on her Facebook Live show

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Common is an actor, rapper, philanthropist, and author, but one title has eluded him: husband.

In a sneak peak look from his appearance on Jada Pinkett Smith’s “Red Table Talk,” Common, who was born Lonnie Lynn, said he is at a point in his life where he would love to be married, according to Atlanta Black Star.

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“You said in the book also that you’ve accomplished everything but that you’re not a husband,” Pinkett Smith asks Common.

“Yeah, that I would like to be a husband,” he replied. “Now I think that I just want that partnership. To be able to experience life where I’m growing as a human being and it’s fun too. “I know it’s hard, also.”

Pinkett Smith shared some jewels of knowledge with Common about finding a lifelong love and settling down, from her experience coupling with Will Smith, who she married more than two decades ago.

“I had to stop chasing peoples’ love, I had to stop chasing a feeling,” Pinkett Smith told Common, according to the Atlanta Black Star. “I had to stop chasing acknowledgement. And I had to learn to give it over to the higher power and that’s become my chase now.”

Since he’s been a rapper, Common has been getting candid with his life experiences – both good and bad – on each of his 11 albums. Recently, the “Like Water For Chocolate” rapper has released his book: “Let Love Have the Last Word: A Memoir,” and is revealing even more about himself and his experiences – both in the book and as he promotes it.

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In May, when Common dropped by the syndicated “The Breakfast Club” radio show, he admitted that he’s struggled with relationships past “the honeymoon period.” He said this revelation came for him during a therapy session.