Tiffany Haddish broke down while speaking to David Letterman about her troubled childhood and how brutal her mother got after a car crash.
Tiffany is fast making a name for herself in the entertainment industry. Her bubbly personality on and off the screen is very infectious and makes it very hard to believe that she grew up in a troubled home.
The famous comedian recently appeared on David Letterman’s famous talk show, “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction.” “Netflix” shared a sneak peek into the soon-to-be-aired episode on YouTube, which showed Tiffany Haddish getting teary as she spoke about her childhood.
Tiffany Haddish explained that her single mother, Leola, suffered a head injury. Although she survived the accident, Leola never remained the same again. The actress, who wore a white fitted dress, disclosed that Leola had to learn how to walk, talk, and live her life as she did before the accident, but all of that was nothing compared to her irrational behaviors.
The “Girls Trip” star explained that her mother became very violent and so she would always want to stay away from her and be with her grandmother.
“She had become very violent and very verbally abusive. You never knew who she was going to be. Every day was like a different day,” Haddish said.
It was soon after this that Haddish got teary as she recalled when Leola’s scary personality would make her wonder where her “real” mother was.
“I used to think she was demonized. I thought like maybe someone else jumped inside her body, like ‘Where’s my mommy?’ She’s gone.” – Haddish
This emotional display won't be the first time Haddish is detailing her past experiences growing up. Rather than keep her past hidden, the curvy beauty has freely talked about it on many occasions and regards it as grass to grace story.
In her 2017 memoir, she included even more details about the tragic accident that seemed to ruin the family. Haddish wrote that her mother would yell how much she “hates” her and would even go on to repeatedly punch her.
She also wrote that despite bearing nearly all the brunt of Leola’s troubled life back then, she “still couldn’t help but love her.” It is sure that Leola, who was later diagnosed with schizophrenia, must be very proud of her daughter seeing how beautifully she turned out.