Tiffany Haddish Made a Promise to Herself When She was Broke and Homeless, Now She’s Kept It!
If there’s one insanely funny female comedienne in Hollywood right now, it has got to be Tiffany Haddish! Whenever her name pops up in the opening credits of any movie, fans instantaneously know that they’re in for an hour and a half of laughter and fun. Girls Trip, Night School, Nobody’s Fool – I honestly haven’t watched an installment I haven’t liked.
But as is the case for most Hollywood celebrities, fame and success wasn’t just thrust upon them. They had to struggle all the way to the top, and Tiffany’s story is no different.
Last Thursday, the actress took to Instagram, posting a throwback photo of herself performing stand up. While you can clearly tell it’s her, it is also evident that life wasn’t as glamorous as it is now, and the caption following the image confirmed it.
Tiffany wrote that whenever she looks at the picture, it almost brings her to tears. Luckily, they are tears of joy. Joy because she has finally made it.
Taking us back to when the picture was taken, the 39-year-old revealed that she was hungry, homeless, and scared at the time because she thought life wouldn’t take the course she wanted it to.
But it was that same night that she promised herself to keep on and maintain the faith in God and in herself. Promised that she would take that girl to a place where she would have a roof over her head, have more than enough to eat, and be free from fear.
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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
She continued to say that she is grateful that her younger self believed in herself, and now that she finally has her big break, there’s no limit as to where she could go. Tiffany was admittedly proud that she didn’t let that young lady in the picture down.
The comedienne’s journey to global stardom has been plagued with numerous obstacles that started as early as when she was eighteen, as she revealed in The Last Black Unicorn.
In the memoir released in 2017, the actress revealed that she was kicked out by her grandmother when she was just 18. She was literally homeless, walking around with whatever she owned in plastic bins, spending nights at her friends’ couches.
Around that time, the teenager had applied to NYU and received an admissions letter, but she couldn’t possibly afford the tuition in her sorry state. Consequently, she chose to attend Santa Monica Community College after securing a job that would pay for the now affordable fee.
Did you know that Tiffany crossed paths with Kevin Hart long before Night School? The two performed in a sketch comedy at the time when Tiffany had no place to call home. After getting to know about her troubles, Kevin gave her $300 to find a place to stay. And sure enough, she found one a week later.
She has been trying to pay back the comedian for his kindness back then, but Kevin hears none of it. According to Hart, co-starring in a movie is more than enough for him. It represents the calm after the storm they all went through.
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