Jackée Harry Claims She Slept with Eartha Kitt's Boyfriend — and the Late Icon Slapped Her Over It
On Wednesday, Harry, 62, responded to a tweet, which asked “what’s the most surreal encounter you’ve had with someone famous?”
Harry wrote, “Eartha Kitt slapped the f— outta me!”
“She thought I was sleeping with her boyfriend,” Harry revealed.
The Sister Sister star then went on to explain that she actually was having sex with Kitt’s beau, but had no idea they were together.
“I didn’t know he was taken,” Harry tweeted, adding a broken heart emoji.
Kitt died in 2008 at the age of 81. T he “C’est Si Bon” singer is survived by her daughter Kitt McDonald with ex-husband William O. McDonald, whom Kitt was married to from 1960 to 1964.
Harry’s shocking admission stirred fans into a frenzy, with many of them sharing their reactions on Twitter in the forms of hilarious memes and gifs.
“I need the whole Jackée Harry v Eartha Kitt story,” one user wrote.
“Oh my Lord,” another fan tweeted.
Many commentators begged Harry to reveal the man in question, but the actress has yet to identify him.
While she’s been praised for her bubbly and humorous personality, the actress and comedian has admitted that working in the industry as a woman hasn’t been easy.
“The thing with women is, you know you have these things you can’t talk about that aren’t allowed,” Harry said on Wednesday’s episode of Netflix’s Strong Black Legends.
“Men can say anything,” Harry continued. “With women you have to be careful because people are looking at the woman first then the comedian.”
Since her time on Sister Sister, Harry has worked on a number of projects including the series The Paynes.
Last year, more than 20 years after it’s premiere, Harry addressed rumors of a Sister Sister reboot.
“Yeah, it’s happening!” a smiling Harry confirmed when asked about the ongoing rumors on Steve Harvey’s talk show. (It is not in the works at ABC, a spokesperson for the network confirmed to PEOPLE.)
“I’m excited. Tia and Tamera [Mowry] … my babies, too. They won’t leave me alone. I can’t get rid of none of these women!” she quipped.
Sister Sister premiered in 1994 and ended in 1999 after six seasons.