October 22, 2019
TYLER PERRY GETS A HEARTWARMING SURPRISE ON TODAY’S ‘TAMRON HALL’
Also on Today’s Show, Former ‘One Tree Hill’ Star and Country Singer Jana Kramer and Husband, Former NFL Player, Mike Caussin Open Up About Their Fragile Relationship And How They Survived Infidelity and Sex Addiction
Watch clip from today’s “Tamron Hall” HERE; additional clips from today’s show included below
Photo Credit: ABC/Jenny Anderson
On Tuesday’s October 22nd edition of “Tamron Hall,” world-renowned producer, director, actor, screenwriter, playwright, author, songwriter, entrepreneur and philanthropist Tyler Perry joined Tamron to speak about his latest venture, the history-making Tyler Perry Studios that recently opened in Atlanta, GA, making Perry the first African American to own a major film studio.
Perry discussed his struggles with abuse as a child, which led him to consider suicide (Watch clip HERE) and also shared how he used his vivid imagination and creativity to cope with the hardships he experienced while growing up. On encouraging others going through difficult times he said: “I remember being suicidal, wanting to die, not wanting to live. I would have missed the best part of my life because it was tough. So I tell people hold on, just hold onto it because the other side of it is so much better.”
Tamron praised Perry’s generosity and dedication to helping others exemplified by decision to support the Sheppard family, who fell on hard times and were evicted from their home after their half-brother was shot and killed. While Perry had never met Tonia and her three daughters, Tai, Rainn and Brooke, he not only offered to pay their rent for two years allowing them to move out of the shelter, but he also redecorated their new apartment and is now paying the girls’ school tuition.
Tamron surprised Perry by bringing the Sheppard family to the stage, giving them the opportunity to meet for the first time (Watch clip HERE). On why Perry connected so deeply to their story, he said: “I wanted to help because I saw you and I saw in your eyes, I still see it in your eyes, the pain of it all, the struggle of it all, but also I saw the love and the hope. You carry such a light and I saw your girls and I thought ‘oh my god, what can I do?’”
Also on today’s show, country star and actress Jana Kramer and husband Mike Caussin discussed how their marriage survived sex addiction and infidelity. Jana and Mike opened up about going to rehab for his sex addiction, as well as their decision to control the narrative by speaking out publicly about their marriage once they realized that a close friend had sold the details of their private struggles to the press. Jana and Mike also addressed the pain caused by the topless photo that Jana discovered on her husband’s Apple Watch earlier this month (Watch clip HERE).
Coming from a broken family herself, Jana shared that her motivation to repair her relationship was to keep her family together for the sake of her daughter. On why Jana chose to work on her marriage instead of ending it: “I wanted to tell her that I did everything I could to stick it out.”
Listings for “Tamron Hall” the week of October 21 are below.
“Tamron Hall” Upcoming Listings:
Wednesday, October 23: Sports personality Skip Bayless and wife Ernestine Sclafani Bayless on her new best-selling book about living with a sports-obsessed guy. Plus: two men who went from inmates to successful businessmen - Dave Dahl of Dave’s Killer Bread and Andrew Zurica of the successful mobile eatery Hard Times Sundaes. And: Jim Pitzen whose son vanished at the age of 6 in 2011.
Thursday, October 24: Megan Phelps-Roper on her journey from hate to hope after leaving the Westboro Baptist Church, which her grandfather started. Plus: the epidemic of police suicide.
Friday, October 25: Allyson Felix, 2012 Olympic champion who recently beat Usain Bolt’s world record for the most gold medals at the track and field World Championships. Plus: Tamron’s looks of the week.
“Tamron Hall” Show Description:
“Tamron Hall” (tamronhallshow.com), broadcasting from New York City, features a dynamic mix of live and taped shows. From the deeply moving to the purely fun, the nationally syndicated show is a daily destination for all things topical and a platform for viewers to connect with the people who are shaping our world through meaningful, engaging and entertaining conversations. As a new mom, a newlywed and a new force in Daytime, proving you can accomplish anything at any age, Tamron Hall brings a refreshing, relatable, unpredictable and unstoppable voice to television. “Tamron Hall” is executive produced by Bill Geddie and Tamron Hall. Talia Parkinson-Jones is co-executive producer.
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