Briscoe told host Nancy Redd that she got pregnant at the age of 19 and was married just a few weeks before her daughter was born at the age of 20.
"Part of my reason for doing that had to do with my belief that I thought that maybe if I got married my daughter wouldn't have to grow up without a father, and also feeling pressure from my family," she said. "My grandmother is very religious and there was a lot of feelings that I was bringing about shame to the family by having a child and not being married."
But by age 22, Briscoe and her ex-husband had finalized their divorce. Despite the difficulties of life as a single mom, Briscoe finished up her college degree and went back to get her Masters degree.
"My ex-husband didn't want me to return to school," she said. "But that was the decision that I felt was going to give me and my daughter a chance."
Check out the full clip above to hear more from Briscoe, then click through the slideshow below to see some of our favorite celebrity single moms.