Many of us were introduced to actress and comedienne Tiffany Haddish from the movie, Girls Trip. The hilarious actress who is known for keeping a smile on our face has faced many hardships as her life was nothing to laugh at it. In her new book, The Last Black Unicorn, the South Central Los Angeles star opens up about her life and reveals how her troubles, heartaches and sorrows paved the road to greatness.
The Last Black Unicorn:
In her new memoir, The Last Black Unicorn, Haddish opens up about her tumultuous relationship with a man she married twice. Haddish is pretty private and has managed to keep her personal life out of the public’s eyes. However, in her new book, she revealed that she was in a marriage with an abusive husband. While she never revealed the name of her ex-husband nor did she share a photo of him, readers learned that after high school, Haddish worked odd jobs and tried stand-up. Never lucky in love, she married, divorced, remarried and re-divorced the same man.
However, their relationship wouldn’t last because the man that Haddish married was allegedly abusive.
The relationship got violent. Once at a comedy festival, Tom Green comes over and he is making me laugh so hard. My ex-husband grabbed me. He was like ‘It’s time to go now.’ I had a knot on the side of my head from where he slammed me into the wall and marks on my throat where he’d dug in his nails. When I got onstage, everyone could tell I had been beaten. All those people wanted to help, but all I could do was push them away, and then go back to the dude that was abusing me. Why? Maybe I didn’t know any other way to be loved.
Haddish went on to explain in the book that at one point her relationship with her ex-husband was so bad that she realized that she had to end it. Reaching her breaking point, after being badly beaten by her ex-husband Haddish reached out to the police as she was on the verge of murdering her ex-husband. Haddish called the police and stated the following:
‘Ya’ll need to lock me up, because I’m about to kill my husband.’
Officers came out and saw the bruises, cuts and scrapes on her body and called an ambulance for her. Haddish informed readers that her ex was arrested. Sadly, the next day Haddish experienced a devastating loss. After her ex-husband was arrested, she had a miscarriage and she didn’t know she was pregnant.
Not only did Haddish endure abuse from her husband, but she also endured abuse from her mother. Haddish revealed in her new memoir that her mother was never the same after being involved in a car accident. At the young age of 8, Haddish’s mother suffered brain damage from the accident which resulted in her behaving horribly and allegedly abusing Haddish physically as well as mentally.
I was told every day I’d never be nothing, she says. Now I look in the mirror and say, ‘Tiffany Haddish, I love and approve of you.’ It was all worth it.
Though her past relationships have been difficult, Tiffany never gave up on her dreams as she continued to follow her passion. With the rising success after Girls Trip and her appearances on SNL, Haddish is having the best year of her life.