"I cried and yes, I asked her to be my auntie," the "Girls Trip" star says of the magical moment.
Tiffany Haddish got the surprise of a lifetime during an appearance on "The Ellen Show."
Sitting down with Ellen DeGeneres after Oprah Winfrey had just stopped by to promote "A Wrinkle In Time," Haddish wasted no time asking if O was still in the building. The comedian revealed she had a business proposition she wanted to run past Winfrey, before explaining how the two met in the past.
"I did this move called 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' and I was an extra and it was a movie that Oprah was producing," the 38-year-old actress said. "She had walked by and I was making all the other extras laugh and she said, 'You're a very funny young lady.' I like like, 'Eeeee!'"
Haddish then explained how the TV personality encouraged her to keep her updated on her career through snail mail.
"And so, I would write her, right? And I never got any reply and I think it's because it was a lot of misspellings or something because I wasn't a good reader at the time, so definitely not a good writer," Haddish said. "I'm better now, but she never wrote back."
"Let's ask her why she didn't write back. Oprah, why didn't you write back?" DeGeneres said as Winfrey came walking onto the stage.
Haddish couldn't control to waterworks as Winfrey sat next to her. "You are so, so, so good," Winfrey said. "You told me that before in a dream," joked Haddish. Oprah then revealed she "lost the letter."
"But I sent you like six," Haddish said through her tears. "I love her. I don't even write people letters."
"This is the thing," Winfrey said. "Everybody on my team knows like I used to have blue cards going out and they know don't give me the blue cards because I'll stop in the bathroom, I'll leave them there, I'll lay them down so never send a letter to me. I'll tell you who to send it to."
"Okay, should I write Gayle [King]? Because I sent her one," Haddish replied.
Winfrey later shared an Instagram of the dynamic duo writing, "Look who I just surprised."
Haddish re-posted Winfrey's 'gram three times saying, "So just so y'all know, I posted it three times because I am that damn happy! Yes! Yes! Yes, I cried and yes, I asked her to be my auntie. So all thanks to God for always coming through. You hear my [prayers] and answer accordingly. Amen."
SO JUST SO YALL KNOW I POSTED IT THREE TIMES BECAUSE I AM THAT DAMN HAPPY! YES! YES! YES I CRIED AND YES I ASKED HER TO BE MY AUNTIE! SO ALL THANKS BE TO GOD FOR ALWAYS COMING THRU YOU HEAR MY PRAYS AND ANSWER ACCORDINGLY AMEN! By @oprah: "Look who I just surprised @theellenshow.. @tiffanyhaddish watch tomorrow" (via #InstaRepost @EasyRepost)