In 2014, actor Countess Vaughn revealed an sudden revelation about her early days starring as Kim Parker on the hit UPN sitcom, The Parkers.
Whereas attending a remedy session throughout an episode of TV One’s Hollywood Divas, Vaughn shared what she had been via up to now whereas attempting to make it large in Hollywood. As she recalled the tough journey, Vaughn opened up about how one expertise as a teen nearly value her an enormous alternative.
The Parkers‘ Countess Vaughn and Mo’Nique| CBS by way of Getty Pictures
Countess Vaughn on ‘The Parkers’ as Kim Parker
After three years of starring because the humorous and sometimes ditsy sidekick of the ever-so-perfect essential character on Moesha, Vaughn left the present to star on her personal sitcom, The Parkers, in 1999.
The sequence centered round Vaughn’s character, Kim Parker, who attends Santa Monica Faculty along with her mother, Nikki Parker (Mo’Nique). Although Kim’s initially mortified when her mom begins attending the identical college as her, she finally accepts the scenario.
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The present ran for 5 profitable seasons, airing its finale episode on Might 10, 2004, which drew in a whopping three.6 million viewers.
Countess Vaughn fell pregnant after starting work on ‘The Parkers’
After leaving Moesha and touchdown her personal spinoff sequence, Vaughn couldn’t have been happier that she was lastly getting the chance to be entrance and heart.
Nonetheless, after she started engaged on The Parkers, Vaughn found she was pregnant, which prompted her to fret about her future within the trade.
Throughout a 2014 episode of Hollywood Divas, Vaughn opened up about getting pregnant at 18 and shared that she was afraid of shedding her function on The Parkers if folks discovered about her being pregnant.
“I had an undesirable being pregnant. I had simply began my TV present,” she recalled. “I knew that in black Hollywood a lady having a child, they’d do away with you.”
With that in thoughts, the actor determined to abort the infant as she didn’t need the being pregnant to wreck her profession.
She continued, “I needed to decide to do away with the kid for my profession as a result of I knew from the leap that if I let any of them know what was happening, they’d have cancelled my present.”
Although the choice was painful, being compelled to maintain the process a secret turned out to be more durable for Vaughn.
“I actually wanted it to launch all that I’ve been carrying all this time,” she advised Us Weekly. “I’ve beat myself up for thus lengthy about it, and I simply felt like, ‘You recognize what woman, you’ve acquired to inform any person.’ Although the world will know, hey, that’s simply me. I prefer to preserve it actual always. Whereas it was being shot, I actually didn’t discover the cameras being there. I used to be actually there for assist.”
Countess Vaughn is now a mother of two
After starring on The Parkers for 5 years, Vaughn continued performing and appeared exhibits like Cuts and Let’s Keep Collectively.
By the mid-2000s, she started showing on a number of actuality exhibits, together with the third season of Superstar Match Membership and MTV’s Superstar Rap Celebrity.
In 2014, Vaughn starred as certainly one of 5 leads on TV One’s actuality sequence, Hollywood Divas, and remained a part of the principle solid till the present’s ultimate season.
Since then, Vaughn has been elevating her two children, Sasha Whitten and Jaylyn James, whereas nonetheless making public appearances right here and there.