Why Eve Is Leaving 'The Talk' After Four Seasons
By Hayden Brooks
November 3, 2020
Eve is exiting The Talk at the end of December.
On Monday (November 2), the rapper, 41, made the big announcement, detailing that she can't host the CBS daytime talk show from London, England. She currently lives there with her British husband, Maximillion Cooper, and cannot travel due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "It's been a crazy year, obviously for all of us," she told viewers. "And I’m so grateful that I’m able to stay here in London and do the show, but I can’t see for me, the foreseeable future of traveling back at the moment, and have decided that at the end of December, this will probably be my last time on the show, in this capacity as a host. This is one of the hardest decisions in the world, because I wish I hated one of you, but I don’t. It would just make it so much easier."
"I have had the most beautiful experience," she added. "I’ve grown as a woman, as a person. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again: I never thought that being on a talk show would be this much of an opening of my spirit, soul, personality, everything. Sitting onstage with all you women has been the best thing ever. I truly love you."
"We're on another lockdown from Thursday, and that’s another reason, obviously staying home has been such a blessing because my husband and I got to know each other in a different way, a beautiful way," she continued of her departure. "So I want to be closer to him. I want to concentrate on expanding our family, being with my family. I have had the most beautiful experience. I’ve grown as a woman, as a person. I’ve said it once, I’ll say it again, I never thought that being on a talk show would be this much of an opening of my spirit, soul, personality, everything. Sitting on stage with all you women has been the best thing ever. I truly love you."
After thanking her co-hosts Sharon Osbourne, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba for their support, the women appeared supportive for the rapper's decision. While Inaba declared "real friends support each other," Underwood told Eve to "hurry up" with expanding her family, so that she can be an auntie. "Eve, I love and respect you, always, always. And there is a big place here for you always in my heart. I love you…I just want you to be happy," Osbourne chimed in.
Eve has been a co-host on The Talk since November 2017 filling in for Aisha Tyler. Her exit follows that of Marie Osmond, who also announced her departure from the show after one season in September.
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