One of the greatest couples on television – Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross finally burst the bubble of not sharing a cordial bond off-screen for a very long time before the start of the show – Black-ish.
The Black-ish star Anthony Anderson revealed that Tracee Ellis Ross was not a huge fan of him and did not like him for 10 years.
The famous on-screen couple Bow and Dre, which dealt with the highs and lows of life for years on screen and will be heading towards the eighth and final season premiere on ABC, made some revelations.
Anthony Anderson revealed in an interview that he was not on great terms with his co-star Tracee Ellis Ross when the Black-ish series premiered back in 2014.
According to the actor, he had offended his on-screen wife by a joke he had made on the stage of Vibe awards in 2005.
“We laugh about this now, but Tracee didn’t like me for maybe 10 years,” he shared. “As we were walking onto the stage there was a loud sound over the speaker, and I said, ‘Tracee? Did you fart? “The audience loved it, but what I did not know is how offended Tracee was by that comment.“
Anthony Anderson further stated that they worked in 2011 as Anderson appeared on a short sitcom with Ross “Reed between the lines” but the relationship was icy to say the best. Anderson said that he did not realize the cold shoulder Tracee gave him at that time or that the joke had offended her.
“When it came time for my close-up, she would leave the stage,” he recalled. “Like, ‘The stage is Anthony’s!’ I thought Tracee was just showing me the utmost respect as an actor. I was like ‘Oh, my God, I’ve never been treated like this before! I was a guest star on her show, and she was just giving me her set!'”
However, in hindsight, Anderson acknowledged that Ross “didn’t want to be around me,” adding, “She really didn’t start liking me until we were midway through the first season of Black-ish, and so we laugh about it now.”
Well, to say the least, it is all in the past now as the two can’t stop gushing over as their show Black-ish comes to an end. Ross recently shared a clip stating “Ending a show is hard, I’ve spent more time being married to Dre than not. It’s the longest relationship I’ve had.”