In a recent interview with E!’s Daily Pop, Eritrean-American comedian and actress Tiffany Haddish revealed she once donated her eggs for money and joked she could probably be mothering some kids as a result.
The 41-year-old, who has never shied away from talking about her financial struggles before her eventual fame and fortune, said that particular episode in her life occurred when she was 21, adding that she was hard up on cash at the time, People reported.
The actress made those comments when she was explaining why she’s not in favor of child birth by surrogacy. “I don’t wanna pay no body to carry my baby neither, ’cause then I have to go through a process of giving myself injections and all that stuff ,” she stated. “And I already gave up — here goes something everybody don’t know, I’m gonna tell you: When I was 21 I was really hard up for some money and I gave up a bunch of eggs.”
“So who knows, I might got some kids out here in these streets. I doubt it, though, because I never got the bonus. Maybe somewhere though, in cryo somewhere!” she jokingly added.
Elsewhere in the interview, the Here Today actress spoke about her intentions to eventually adopt and revealed she has already been “taking parenting classes.” “I’m looking at, you know, 5 and up — really like 7. I want them to be able to know how to use the restroom on their own and talk,” Haddish said. “I want them to know that I put in the work and I wanted them.”
Haddish, who was also in the foster care system during her childhood, had also initially touched on her desire to either adopt or foster children during an interview with her boyfriend on his podcast in November.
“I just want to bring to them survival skills, share everything that I know with them,” she said on Common’s Mind Power Mixtape podcast. “I definitely want to either foster kids or adopt and get them at, like, 7 — where they know how to use the bathroom already on their own, they can communicate, they can tell you they’re hungry. They should have some kind of manners, and if not, they can learn ’em.”
“Between 6 and 10, get them right in there, because you can mold their mind,” she continued. “They’re still malleable in a lot of ways until they’re 21, that’s what I think.”