Spending her early age in foster care, Haddish reveals being molested, beaten and bullied. Broke and homeless, Haddish made a promise to herself that she would be successful- come what may.
In a throwback to her start as a stand-up comedian, Tiffany took to social media to share a photo of herself on stage, describing the girl in the photo as scared, broke, hurt and homeless.
In an interview with Jimmy Kimmel back in 2018, Tiffany recalled meeting Kevin Hart during the lowest point of her life when she was living in her car, boke and homeless with no future career prospects.
Tiffany credits Kevin with helping her get her life back on track at that time, telling her to keep a journal where she would write all of her life goals and tick them off one by one. He also convinced her to rent a room, because he was worried about her safety and didn’t want her to spend the nights alone in her car.
He later helped Tiffany find her first room for $500 a month and even gave her an alleged loan of $300 to cover the payment for it.
Looking back at her early days as a stand-up comedian, Tiffany recalls making a promise to herself that she would always believe in herself and hoped God would help her get her big break; a day when she would not be homeless anymore, have more food than she was hungry for and would no longer be hurt or afraid.
In the caption, Tiffany said that looking at the picture, she felt really emotional about the rollercoaster of a ride it has been to get to the point where she is now in life. The comedian also said that she’s excited for the challenges that are to come ahead,
In her memoir The Last Black Unicorn Haddish reveals being kicked out of her house by her grandmother at the age of 18, calling that girl ‘’homeless as hell, just traveling around with my plastic bins”.
Haddish spent those years couch surfing at friends’ places and was even accepted at New York University but could not afford to go, opting instead to study at Santa Monica Community College and paying the bills by working after tuition hours.
Before living with her grandmother, Haddish spent her early childhood in foster care where she was bullied, beaten, molested and made to clean and cook whilst also being exposed to drugs as a small child.