Is Selma's Director Ava DuVernay Dating? Details About her Relationships and Affair.

News by Clarence Published on 23 Jul,2017 Updated on 23 Jul,2017

Did you know Ava DuVernay is the first Black woman to win Best Director award at Sundance Film Festival, she won the award in 2012. And that is not even the most interesting thing about DuVernay. Recently, her Netflix documentary 13th got nominated for eight Emmy Awards. The documentary was also nominated for Oscar awards prior to this.

Successful professionally, how is Ava DuVernay's personal life? Is she married? Does the multi-talented star have a boyfriend, or is dating? We have the answers!

Is Director Ava DuVernay Dating?

Ava DuVernay is possibly single as she hasn't revealed she is dating anyone officially. However, she is rumored to be dating rapper Common. The couple first met on the set of Oscar- nominated film Selma in 2014. Common was an actor in the movie where as DuVernay was the director.

Ava DuVernay

Ava DuVernay


The rumor of their dating started after they two appeared together quite often during the promotion of the movie, but according to a source, the pair were spotted on several dates in Los Angeles where they were caught holding hands and kissing.

Common and Ava DuVernay


The source said:

"The two met in 2014 on the set of Selma. And as of late, our spies have spotted them out together in Hollywood. Our sources have seen them exhibiting date-like behavior holding hands, walking around a few low-key spots in LA (like Cafe Gratitude)."

The source added:

"They’ve also been spotted together having sushi on Sunset and at the movies in Hollywood (Arclight). In addition to holding hands, they’ve also been spotted kissing and riding around in Common’s Range Rover."

Despite the rumor, neither Ava DuVernay nor Common have officially confirmed their relationship. Probably, they don't want public attention in their personal life. 


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However, the Selma actor's dating history is quite high profiled as he has dated A-lister including Serena Williams, Taraji P. Henson, Karrine Steffans and Erykah Badu before.

Ava DuVernay's Career Highlights

DuVernay started her career as a film studio publicist and marketer. She then started directing after being inspired while working with Tom Cruise and Jamie Foxx in 2004.

 In an interview with ESSENCE, she told:

"I was on the set like, Michael Mann is cool and everything, but why is he telling stories here?" "I should be telling stories here, because I have stories from these streets."

DuVernay started her career as a director in 2008 with the documentary This Is the Life. Her first narrative feature film was I Will Follow in 2010 and she also won African-American Film Critics Association award for best screenplay for the movie.

DuVernay is also a writer. She started her writing career with the drama, Middle of Nowhere, in 2012. She is the first Black woman to win Best Director award at Sundance Film Festival, and the first Black female director to be nominated for a Golden Globe for her movie Selma. 

Ava DuVernay Quick Facts

  • Her birth name is Ava Marie DuVernay.
  • DuVernay was born on August 24, 1972.
  • She graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles and earned a degree in English and African American Studies.
  • She first wanted to pursue a career in journalism and had done an internship in CBS News.
  • DuVernay started directing in 2008 with the documentary This Is the Life.
  • Her first narrative feature film was I Will Follow in 2010 and she won African-American Film Critics Association award for best screenplay.
  • She also won the Best Director Prize at 2012.
  • Her movie  Selma was Oscar- nominated.