Tracy Morgan's Sister Said He's Never Been a Nice Person — inside His Family Drama

Tracy Morgan's family life has never been easy, and the comedian's estrangement from his mother and his siblings has been in the headlines since 2012.

It sounds like the story of an unfeeling and ungrateful son. Millionaire actor and comedian Tracy Morgan's mother, Alicia Warden, appealed to him for financial help because the bank was about to foreclose on her house.

Alicia was unemployed, ill with diabetes, and she owed an estimated $30,000 on her Ohio home, but Tracy offered her $2,000 — a take-it-or-leave-it one-shot deal. Tracy's outraged family took the story to the press, but not the reason behind Tracy's refusal to help.

It is hard to reconcile the young man who put his entire life and future on hold to look after his dying father with the Tracy Morgan who offered his ailing mother $2,000 towards saving her home.

Tracy Morgan and daughter Maven at the Fourth Annual Week Of Greatness Kick Off Event in 2015 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

Tracy Morgan and daughter Maven at the Fourth Annual Week Of Greatness Kick Off Event in 2015 in New York City | Source: Getty Images

THE LAST O.G.

Fans of Tracy's sitcom "The Last O.G." would recognize the neighborhood he was raised in in Brooklyn. Tracy was one of five siblings, raised by his mother on her own after his Vietnam veteran father, Jimmy Morgan, left the family.

Tracy's father was addicted to heroin and contracted HIV from an infected needle when Tracy was in his teens. The comedian, who has referred to his father as his best friend, dropped out of high school just before graduation to look after Jimmy.

The young Tracy, then in his late teens, lived on welfare augmented with the money he made from selling crack and performing comedy on the street and nursed his father through the last years of his life.

After Jimmy's death, Tracy might have drifted deeper into the self-destructive cycle of life on the streets, but the murder of a close friend was the wake-up call he needed to pull himself out.

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FAMILY FEELING

It is hard to reconcile the young man who put his entire life and future on hold to look after his dying father with the Tracy Morgan who offered his ailing mother $2,000 towards saving her home.

But the inner dynamics of a family are always complex and often layered with pain and bitterness, and celebrity's families are no different from the rest of us. Tracy's sister Asia Morgan aired her views on the comedian's character in 2012.

Asia described her brother using unprintable expletives and stated that Tracy's refusal to help their mother financially when he was so wealthy was unforgivable. Asia stated bitterly:

"He's never been a nice person. And money's just made it worse." 

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TRACY MORGAN'S SIDE OF THE STORY

At the time, Tracy responded to his mother and sister's accusations by explaining that he was estranged from his mother for reasons he would not discuss, and had been for over 11 years. Tracy said:

"We all have personal family issues that we have to deal with in life, but I choose to deal with mine in private and not through the media."

Despite their former bitterness and decades-long estrangement, Tracy recently shared a snap of himself with his arms around his smiling mother

NEAR-FATAL ACCIDENT

In 2014, Tracy was involved in a near-fatal accident that left him in a coma when a Walmart tractor-trailer crashed into a minibus he was traveling in with three other comedians, his assistant, and the driver. Tracy was severely injured, and his friend, comedian James McNair, was killed.

Alicia showed up at the hospital but was barred from seeing the injured Tracy by his then-fiancée, Megan Wollover. Alicia returned the next day and was allowed to see the unconscious Tracy for 5 minutes, but never alone.

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During her brief visit, Tracy's friends and his pastor were also present in the room, and this would be a grievance Alicia would air to the media. She would complain:

"All I wanted was for our family to be alone with him. I wanted to pray over him and couldn’t do that because so many people were in the room."

FICTION HINTS AT REALITY

Tracy's hit sitcom "The Last O.G.," tells the story of a man who returns from prison to find that his ex-girlfriend and mother of his children has worked her way out of the projects and became a successful designer, married to a white man.

Tracy revealed that he based the story on his own experiences and on his beloved father Jimmy's, including the details of an episode in which his now-successful ex, Shay, is harangued by her estranged family after the funeral of the mother she was devoted to. Concerning the dramatic scene, he said:

"I’m trying to tell you, this ... is ripped right out of my life. That’s what it is in my community. Poverty, frustration in these intimate spaces? People get emotional at black funerals.”

Tracy has never detailed the incident that led to his estrangement from his mother, and curiously enough, neither has she, even though she has been vociferous in pointing out his failings as a son. 

Tracy, who shares three children — sons Gitrid, 34, Malcolm, 32, Tracy Morgan Jr., 28, with ex-wife Sabina Morgan; and daughter Maven, 7, with ex-wife Megan Wollover — is known to be close to his children, and a devoted family man.

RECONCILIATION?

Despite their former bitterness and decades-long estrangement, Tracy recently shared a snap of himself with his arms around his smiling mother on Instagram in what appears to be his home and captioned with a sweet shout-out to his mom, and all the other mothers who are currently homeschooling their children.

It looks like Tracy and his mother have kissed and made up. After all, the comedian knows only too well that life is too short for regrets.

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