There was hardly a dry eye at the table when Sherri Shepherd finally got to address news of her departure from “The View”!
Today’s episode marked the first live broadcast since it was announced that both Sherri and “The View” newbie Jenny McCarthy were leaving the cast this year. Both of the ladies tweeted about their exits last month, but today’s show allowed them the opportunity to confirm their departures on air.
“It is true that I’m leaving ‘The View’ after the season,” Sherri confirmed “A lot of those people close to me and some of the producers here, they’ve known since the spring that I did not intend to return to the show once my contract ended in August.”
Emphasising her point, Sherri added that after such a long run on the show she believed that it was time to move on. “You guys know that I often talk about my faith. I’m a woman of faith and seven in the Bible is the number of God’s completion,” she said. “I’ve been here seven years, and my time at The View is complete.”
Sherri’s not leaving the show with any hard feelings. She thanked “The View” creator Barbara Walters for giving her a chance by bringing her on as a regular host. Before becoming an official cast member, she’d filled in as a guest host several times. The funny lady also gave a shout out to the co-stars that she’d formed a special bond with.
“I wanna say I’ve made friendships and sisterhood for life at this table. Elisabeth Hasselbeck is my sister for life. Joy Behar is my sister for life,” Sherri said before looking over at Jenny. “You are my sister.”
Sherri then delivered a special message for “The View” moderator, Whoopi Goldberg. “You my friend have been a mentor to me. I love you so much, Whoopi Goldberg, because Whoopi Goldberg has had my back,” said Sherri. “Even when I didn’t appreciate it, she’s always had my back.”
It’s been reported that Sherri’s not in any rush to find a new job. However, she hinted today that she’s already got something else lined up! “I have exciting news I will be announcing in the future,” she teased, “because I love the show I plan on coming back to promote them here!”
Before closing out her speech, Sherri encouraged all the viewers to be courageous and take risks. “I do say to everybody, take a chance, step out, do something that makes you scared, because this scared me to do ‘The View,'” she shared. “I love the cast and crew who took me in and made me feel like, this is my family.”
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Celebs Tweet Their Thoughts About #JusticeForSandraBland
1. Jesse Williams
#SandraBland's treatment while attempting to travel freely on HER public roadways has been acknowledged as unlawful. She is already dead.
2. Taraji P. Henson
"SAY HER NAME #SandraBland"
3. Ava DuVernay
"'Why are you arresting me?' Because you know your rights. Because I can. Because no one'll believe you. #SandraBland"
4. Kim Kardashian
#WhatHappenedToSandraBland We need answers!!!! This is NOT ok! This is all shady! They need to own up to this & tell the truth!
5. Jussie Smollet
"A loss 4 words. #SandraBlandMatters #BlackLivesMatter 👈🏿tell me this should change once the nation shows that we do. "
6. Snoop Dogg
🙏🌹. Sandra. Rip. 🌹🌹
7. K. Michelle
R.I.P to this queen. This could've been any of us. My prayers go out to her family. #sandrabland https://instagram.com/p/5fvlO_AhCf/
8. Gabrielle Union
SAY HER NAME!!! #SandraBland #SandraBland #SandraBland #SayHerName
"We must get to the cause of #sandrabland death because this CANNOT happen again #deathorfreedom"
10. David Banner
"When will we fight back. A man's duty on earth is to protect women and children. Where are the gangsters? Preachers? We need you. Please."
11. Nicki Minaj
"Rest In Peace #SandraBland"
12. Talib Kweli
"We the people ask @LorettaLynch to investigate #SandraBland #KimberleeRandleKing RETWEET "
Signs. Signs. Signs all around us. The Message is Here. #SandraBland
14. Missy Elliot
"When I look at the #SandraBland traffic video it brings so many emotions😳😢😡😡😤!"
15. Jessie J
"God bless your soul Sandra | #sandrabland | Change needs to come |Justice needs to be served | Heart… https://instagram.com/p/5fV79mQ0aw/ "
16. Jackee Harry
"It's time y'all, it's time.." #SandraBland #BlackLivesMatter
"In memory of #SandraBland these things don't make no kinda sense "
18. Holly Robinson Peete
I really don't look forward to having ANOTHER difficult conversation w my kids tonight...but here we go again😧💔 #SandraBland #SayHerName 😢
19. Jeffrey White
Sadly, doesn't matter by whose hand she died. Unjustified arrested set the outcome in motion. The state murdered her. #JusticeForSandraBland
Sandra could have been your mother, sister, aunt, friend or if she wasn't killed the community outreach advisor A&M. #SandraBland
21. Joan Smalls
"My heart is broken. Sending my deepest condolence to her family and friends. May you find Strength, Peace and Justice. When will this stop? #EqualityForAll #RIP #Why #SayHerName
22. Gladys Knight
Sandra Bland.... #SayHerName #SandraBland
23. Cara Delevigne
Things need to change NOW #SANDRABLAND #Justice #Equality
24. Meek Mill
"Rip to that young lady that lost her life about a traffic stop! 🙏 ima make sure I pray for her and her family! 🙏😄😄😄"