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Looking back on her life, Roseanne says she felt totally unprepared for the fame that came along with a hit sitcom. "I never really had any money or anything, but the very next day, I started getting money," she says.
While living in Hollywood, Roseanne says fame and fortune attracted the wrong type of people into her life. "It takes a really long time to be able to find a decent person out there [who] can advise you or be your friend or be in a relationship with you or hang out with your kids," she says. "You've got to cut through a lot of sharks."
Originally from Salt Lake City, Utah, Roseanne says she didn't know how to deal with newfound success and nefarious people. "It was just a whole different world in every single kind of way that you can think of," she says. Looking back, Roseanne says she lost her senses at the time. "But getting older, it really works a lot of stuff out for you," she says.