Sara Gilbert has just announced she’s leaving The Talk after being on the show for nine seasons. The actress made the bittersweet announcement on Tuesday, April 9 and received support from her other co-hosts.
The Connors star revealed the reason she’s leaving the daytime talk show is to spend more time with her three children. Because she is acting and producing more, she wants to make sure she has enough time to spend with her family.
“This is hard to do and something… that I have been struggling with for a while and going back and forth, but I have decided that it’s time for me to leave the show,” she said during today’s episode.
“I’m just feeling like I don’t know how I’m gonna do it all. I was looking at the next six months and just thinking, ‘There’s not time.’ Even just small things in my life. My youngest is 4-years-old and I still haven’t made his baby book.”
There were many tears shed during Gilbert’s announcement, especially by co-host Sharon Osbourne who was visibly upset by the news.
Though Gilbert is leaving, she will stay through the rest of the season and is planning on returning to co-host in the future.
Fans also reacted to Gilbert’s departure on social media and shared their sadness.
“I can’t believe you are leaving the show! You are my favorite! It won’t be the same without you. You will be missed! Tears in my eyes,” one fan wrote.
“I am so sad she is leaving. 🙁 It is like not being able to see a family member everyday. But I understand it is her decision and I wish her the best. We gonna miss you so much,” another fan tweeted.
Somebody else wrote, “I am so sad that Sara Gilbert is leaving. You will be missed. But glad that you are staying till the end of the season and will co host. Love you!!!!”