Spirit of giving

Tiffany Haddish met a gay couple in a bar and offered to have their baby

Tiffany Haddish had a gangbusters 2019 — starring in Tuca & Bertie, going dramatic in The Kitchen, hosting Kids Say the Darndest Things, and debuting a Netflix stand-up special — but her last year could have involved surrogacy, too. The comedian revealed on Late Night With Seth Meyers recently that she offered her womb to a gay couple after meeting Rose Byrne, her costar in the new movie Like a Boss, for drinks at her hotel.

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“I had got some of my medicinal vodka inside of me,” she explained. “We’re talking, she has some wine, I have my vodka, she has another wine, I have another vodka. Next thing you know, three hours had gone by. There’s these guys at the bar that I’m definitely not their type—they like, you know, men. And I start hitting on them. And once I get a little drink in me, I want to, you know, donate my womb. … I’m very giving.”

She went on: “I was like, ’Hey, you guys wanna have a baby?’ And Rose is like, ’Don’t say that to them!’ I said, ’No, they look like they love each other. If y’all want to have a baby, let me know. I’ll pay child support. Y’all can raise it. I’ll carry it, and I’ll breastfeed it for six months, and it’s all yours.’ And they was thinking about taking me up on that, I think.”

Ultimately, Byrne intervened before Haddish went through with her surrogate plans. “Rose was like, ‘No, Tiffany, you can’t do this. You need to go to your room,’” the Girls Trip actress recalled. “And then that’s when I knew we would be friends forever. She protected my womb.”

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And once production of Like a Boss got underway in Atlanta, Haddish also introduced costar Billy Porter to one of her favorite institutions in the city: an all-male strip club cheekily called Swinging Richards. “Whenever I’m in Atlanta, you can probably catch me there,” she told Meyers. “I mean, it’s my favorite thing in the world is to see men dancing with no shirt on… or pants.”