After seven seasons,Sherri Shepherd, 47, said farewell to The View, her fans and co-host, Jenny McCarthy, 41, who shared the same final day, after spending one season on the show. Sherri thanked her viewers for “the best seven years of her life.”
“You are, in my life, one of the most beautiful human beings,” Jenny said to Sherri on her final day, Monday, August 11. Sherri also thanked her parting co-host, Jenny, on the August 7 show, saying, “This is a job where you’ve got a lot of craziness going on. But Jenny McCarthy always comes in with a smile and is one of the nicest people to work with in this business so it’s been so wonderful having you here for the first year.”
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In Monday’s pre-recorded episode of ABC’s “The View,” Shepherd was both optimistic and emotional. “The View” co-host announced in June she would be leaving the show after seven seasons.
In her final farewell, which Sherri admitted was loaded in the teleprompter, Shepherd got ahead of the headlines and joked about the state of her personal life.
With son Jeffrey sitting by her side, Shepherd said, “When I joined the view seven years ago Jeffrey was 2 years old and I was going through a very public divorce. Now my son is 9 years old and I’m going through another very public divorce. Let’s just say I’m happy that Barbara Walters and Bill Geddes were better at picking co-hosts for this show than I was at choosing my husbands.”
On a more positive note, Shepherd emphasized that her time on the show was “a dream come true.”
“I’m so extremely and profoundly grateful. This has been one of the best seven years of my life,” Shepherd reflected. “I didn’t want to take this job. … I have to say my boss Barbara Walters pushed me. I cried in my dressing room for three years saying, ‘What am I doing on this table? I don’t know what I’m doing!’ “