Underwood says that she was born as twins, but her sister could not make it and now she thinks of her as a guardian angel who helps her through difficult times.
The hosts of "The Talk" have been sharing shocking stories this week. In Friday, September 13 episode, it was Sheryl Underwood who revealed her sad experience as a child. The comedienne said that she was actually born a twin, but her sister could not make it.
"I was born a twin, and we were premature. We were both in the incubator. What you don't know is I carry her birth certificate around because she did not live," she told the audience. She proceeded to show the babies' birth certificate which features imprint of two little feet.
Underwood also said that her mother did not want her to be close to her father. When she was a child, her mother told her that her father killed her sister by asphyxiation. Underwood's co-hosts as well as audience members were shocked after listening to the story.
Underwood also became a witness of domestic violence in her parents' house. "One day, I saw my mother stab my father," the emotional host said. "A lot of people have domestic violence in their families, a lot of people witness a lot of things, so to get through that, I started to engage my sister, my twin, as my guardian angel."
Underwood said that as a comedienne she wanted to entertain people so that they forgot their problems for a while. "You know, people ask comedians, 'Where does the funny come from?' and for me, it comes from my desire to never have anyone feel what I felt through my childhood and certain periods of my life. So I try to make everyone laugh and everyone happy," she explained.