Tiffany “New York” Pollard is making headlines this morning after a video surfaced of the reality star learning about the death of David Bowie. But despite the emotional, chaotic moment, it’s the story behind the tragic revelation that is unfortunate.
David Bowie’s ex wife of 10 years, Angie, is currently starring alongside Pollard on UK reality show, Celebrity Big Brother. Angie found out about David’s passing on Sunday but on Tuesday, the reality star decided to tell some of cast mates, including John Partridge and David Gest.
Eventually, Angie decided to share the news with Tiffany, but that is when the sad news became a big misunderstanding. “David’s dead,” Angie told Pollard during Tuesday night’s episode. The former Flavor of Love star became hysterical and broke down crying. “You can’t do that,” Angie told her.
Turns out, Tiffany thought it was their cast mate David that Angie was talking about who apparently earlier in the day had complained about not feeling well. “You’re playing, I know you’re joking,” Pollard responded, before running through the house only to find David sitting in bed. “David, she just told me that you’re dead,” New York said. “Why the f*ck would she say that?”
Tiffany eventually learned that it was Angie’s ex-husband who had died, but what a horrible feeling she must’ve had. “I’m very sorry about what happened earlier,” NY later told Angie. Tiffany’s cast mate, who was married to Bowie from 1970-1980 responded, “I should’ve said ‘my ex husband.'”
Bowie died on January 10 at the age of 69 after a long battle with cancer.