On January 16, it was reported that actress and comedian Tiffany Haddish was arrested in Georgia while driving under the influence on January 14. According to TMZ, police reportedly received a call about a driver who was falling asleep at the wheel.
The caller gave a description of the car and reportedly located it pulling into a neighborhood around 4 a.m. on January 14. The driver of the vehicle was Haddish.
“Subsequent investigation led to Ms. Tiffany Haddish being arrested for Driving Under the Influence,” Georgia authorities told People. “She was transported to the Fayette County Jail without incident.”
She posted bail and was released from police custody a couple of hours after the initial arrest. Now, Haddish is speaking out for the first time since her arrest.
Tiffany Haddish Jokes Her Prayers Led to Her Recent DUI Arrest
While a guest on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Haddish was asked about the incident by the host. When asked if she “would like to discuss” it, Haddish replied by saying, “I can say this, Jimmy… I’ve been praying to God to send me a new man. A good man. And God went ahead and sent me four… in uniform. I was not expecting that at all.”
In November 2021, Haddish split from her former boyfriend Common. “And now I got a really great lawyer, and we’re going to work it out. I’ve got to get my asking of things to God a little better,” Haddish continued.
Fallon replied, “Yeah, you’ve got to be a little clearer!”
TMZ reported, along with the collapse of her romantic relationship, Haddish has also dealt with a lot of loss over the last several months. From losing the grandmother who raised her and her beloved dog to losing a “father-figure” in Bob Saget, we can only imagine the emotions Haddish is dealing with.
In her interview with Fallon, she also remembered Saget for being the first white man who ever told her to just be herself. This is something Haddish talked about in a prior interview as well.
“He would be like, ‘Tiffany forget all that. You got to be you, got to do what’s right for you.’ He was one of those few people who always encouraged me to be myself,” Haddish said about her beloved friend. “You know, in Hollywood people are always trying to encourage you to be something you’re not, like, ‘Oh you need to look this way. You shouldn’t use this word. You’ve got too much of a country twang. You sound too ghetto.’ He was one of the few people, this white man, like, ‘Be your best self. You’re a strong Black woman, be that!'”
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