Cosby star Geoffrey Owens recently made the news after someone photographed him at his place of employment, Trader Joes, and shamming the star for having a regular job.
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Since then, fans and celebrities alike have come together in support of the star. One big name celebrity in particular, Tyler Perry, reached out to Owens via Twitter offering him a gig and of course he accepted.
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.
According to TMZ, Owens is going to appear on Perrys hit show, The Haves and the Have Nots, not as a one-time deal but as a recurring role over a span of 10 episodes.
Geoffrey Owens kept his Trader Joe’s nametag for the GMA interview. https://t.co/MMFxHTeXsq
The women who took the picture has since apologized and said she never meant to shame the star.