Not everybody who starred on “Girlfriends” grew to become as profitable as Tracee Ellis Ross after the show led to 2008. Take Reginald Hayes for instance. The William Jerome Dent depicter just lately opened about all of the struggles he needed to face after his stint on the hit sitcom got here to an finish, describing it as “fairly terrible years.”
In an interview with the Chicago Tribune, Reginald admitted he did not have time to organize himself financially for the shift in his earnings as a result of show’s sudden finish. “I had began an entire rebuild on my home and hastily I did not have a job. But the home was on a tremendous piece of land and I used to be capable of promote it and break even. So I moved from a home on the hill right down to slightly bungalow in a sketchy space and other people would come by: ‘What the hell are you doing right here?’ Those had been fairly terrible years,” he recalled.
Reginald managed to maintain residing for a yr with the remaining cash he had, earlier than finally deciding to maneuver in along with his sister. “I ended up transferring into my sister’s storage for six years,” he mentioned.
To make issues worse, he discovered it troublesome to strive totally different sorts of jobs as a result of individuals would possibly harass him if he obtained uncovered. “It’s exhausting, you’ll be able to’t even get a day job as a result of individuals are available in and take photos of you and put it on the web,” he continued, including that he tried to be a bouncer and furnishings mover to no avail.
Fortunately for him, he has now managed to get a job the place he might afford residing and moved into a greater place. However, it does not imply his wrestle is totally over since he is now battling congestive coronary heart failure. He revealed his illness to the world by an Instagram publish that includes him in a hospital mattress only in the near past. “F**ok you 2020. Its only one step ahead and two steps again this yr,” he mentioned on the time.
Speaking of his sickness in the course of the interview, Reginald defined, “We’re nonetheless undecided what is going on on, I gotta take extra checks. But I’ve congestive coronary heart failure and it was troublesome to breathe. Here in L.A., the sky has been orange with smoke (due to wildfires) and it was simply actually horrible. So I used to be within the hospital in a single day, they had been having bother getting my blood strain again down. Seems just like the extra they give the impression of being, the extra issues they discover. The good factor is, I haven’t got the coronavirus.”