Tiffany Haddish could not contain her emotions and was clearly caught off-guard, when Oprah Winfrey surprised her during an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
The stand-up comedian said that she literally cried when she met Winfrey on the show. Haddish shared her photo with the media mogul, which Winfrey first posted on her Instagram, and thanked the heavens for the opportunity to talk and meet with her idol.
Haddish was apparently so happy to hang out with Winfrey on the show that she not only shared the photo once but thrice. She thought sharing the photo once was not enough to show just how happy she was.
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DeGeneres decided to bring her close friend and fellow talk show host to surprise her guest on Thursday's episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show. Winfrey dropped by the show to surprise Haddish , who was at that time talking about her encounter with her idol on the set of Their Eyes Were Watching God, which Winfrey was a producer.
"She had walked by and I was making all the other extras laugh... She said, 'You're a very funny young lady.' I was like [eeeee!] and she said, 'What's your name?' I said, 'My name is Tiffany Haddish, and I'm a stand-up comedian,'" Haddish recalled.
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The Girls Trip actress continued her story and mentioned that Winfrey told her that she loves comedy and asked that she write to her to update her on her career. Haddish did write to the Color Purple star but wondered why Winfrey never wrote back. It was during this moment that DeGeneres called Winfrey to come on stage.
"Let's ask her why she didn't write back. Oprah, why didn't you write back?" DeGeneres asked and out came Winfrey, who has been hiding backstage the entire time.
Haddish clearly looked surprised when she turned around and saw her idol walking toward them with her arms open wide as if to say, "I don't know."
DeGeneres shared a clip of her interview with Haddish on her Instagram and asked viewers to stay tune on Thursday's show to watch the rest of the encounter.