Tiffany Haddish shared a very touching post for throwback Thursday.
In a picture of herself doing standup years ago, Haddish, 39, recalled how she was “homeless, hungry, scared, and hurt.”
She made a promise to herself that if “she kept faith in God and herself” that she would be successful. To “be housed, overfed, less hurt and fear free.”
“I am so grateful that she believed,” the comedian added. “I am so happy we have come this far and excited about where we will go.”
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I look at this picture and want to cry tears of joy for this Girl. I remember that night. She was homeless, hungry, scared, and hurt. I promised her if she kept faith in God and Herself, We will get to a place where we will be Housed, Over Fed, Less Hurt and Fear Free. I am so Grateful that she Believed. I am so Happy we have come this far and excited about where we will Go. Tiffany Sara Cornilia Haddish I Love and Approve of you and most of all God does too. You are prefect enough for both of us right now and always. #SHEREADYFORSUCCESS #ILoveYou #SoHappyForYou #DontWorryWhatTheyThink #WorryWhatYouThink
In her 2017 memoir The Last Black Unicorn, Haddish spoke about how at 18 her grandmother kicked her out of the house. She was “homeless as hell, just [travelling] around with my plastic bins,” and was “basically couch surfing” at friends’ houses.
Haddish also previously revealed that when homeless and living in her car, Kevin Hart gave her $300 while they were performing together for a comedy sketch show.
“He saw all the stuff in my car. He had like this long discussion with me, you know? Basically like, ‘You’re a beautiful woman. You could stay with any man. Why don’t you just stay with a man, like?'” she told Vanity Fair last year. “And I was also like, ‘I’m not sleeping with nobody for a roof over my head.’ I’m just not that type of person.”
Hart told her that was “real commendable.”
“And he gave me $300 and told me I shouldn’t be sleeping in my car,” she added. “He was asking me where I was sleeping. I told him, ‘Beverly Hills. If Imma be homeless, I’m gonna be homeless in the best area.’ I would park my car in Beverly Hills and I would sleep over there, and the police would come every morning and make me move. That was like my wake-up call. I got to know a lot of police officers like that.”
Haddish has tried to pay him back after working on the 2018 comedy “Night School,” but he gave the money back saying that being her co-star “was more than enough.”