Recently, pics of "Cosby Show" actor, Geoffrey Owens, surfaced online and had gone viral after the person who snapped the photos seemed to be belittling him almost as if going from Cosby Show to Trader Joe's was such an embarrassment. It grabbed the attention of many celebs who came to Owens' defense like did you expect him to be homeless & strung out? He's got a family to feed and if Trader Joe's is what's going to pay the bills and put food on the table then let him live!
This also caught the attention of Tyler Perry! Who took to Twitter to offer Owens a job on his show "The Haves and Have Nots"!
#GeoffreyOwens I’m about to start shootings OWN’s number one drama next week! Come join us!!! I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs. The measure of a true artist.— Tyler Perry (@tylerperry) September 4, 2018
Geoffrey appeared back on GMA for a follow up interview and said that he didn’t even know that Tyler had offered him a job at first because he’s not on Twitter. “It’s certainly very generous of him even to kind of put that out there. It’s certainly very encouraging,” he said. Geoffrey and Tyler have since been in contact and he has agreed to take the role, according to Page Six.
Tyler tweeted, “I have so much respect for people who hustle between gigs. The measure of a true artist."