Anthony Anderson Says He Made A Fart Joke About Tracee Ellis Ross And She Disliked Him For 10 Years

    "Looking back on it, she didn't want to be around me!"

    Anthony Anderson and Tracee Ellis Ross may play a happy couple on television, but things weren't always so happy offscreen.

    Tracee and Anthony pose together

    The Black-ish star recently revealed that in 2005 he made a joke that offended Tracee — and she didn't like him for almost a decade!

    Tracee and Anthony pose together

    "We laugh about this now, but Tracee didn't like me for maybe 10 years!" Anthony admitted in an interview with Parade.

    He explained that while the duo were hosting the Vibe Awards together in the early 2000s, he made a fart joke at her expense.

    Tracee and Anthony pose together before the award show

    "As we were walking onto the stage there was a loud sound over the speaker, and I said, 'Tracee? Did you fart?' The audience loved it, but what I did not know is how offended Tracee was by that comment," Anthony revealed.

    Tracee looks upset while posing with Anthony at the award show

    When the duo reunited on the set of Tracee's series Reed Between the Lines several years later, things were still tense.

    Tracee and Anthony pose together

    "When it came time for my close-up, she would leave the stage like, 'The stage is Anthony's!' I thought Tracee was just showing me the utmost respect as an actor," Anthony said.

    Tracee makings a cringing face while standing next to Anthony

    He continued, "I was like 'Oh, my God, I've never been treated like this before! I was a guest star on her show, and she was just giving me her set!' Well, looking back on it, she didn't want to be around me!"

    Tracee wags her finger at Anthony on set

    Even after the pair were cast as the leads in Black-ish, things were still awkward until they were several episodes into the series.

    The cast of Blackish pose together while all wearing white outfits

    "She really didn't start liking me until we were midway through the first season of Black-ish, and so we laugh about it now. But today, there's nothing that I would not do for Tracee," Anthony shared.

    He added, "We work the same, we learn the same, we are there for one another, and we have the ability to work with such fearlessness when we're together, because we know that we will never allow the other to fall."

    Tracee and Anthony smile while standing back to back

    You can read all that Anthony had to say here.