The rapper and film actress, who has carved out an impressive resumé of career highlights and projects, announced she would be departing the talk show and is focused on “expanding her family” in London, where she lives with her husband Maximillion Cooper.
The pair has been married since 2014.
Dubbed the “first lady” of the Ruff Ryders rap conglomerate, Eve, 41, had been co-hosting the daily program from her base in London amid the coronavirus pandemic, which has limited her ability to travel in order to be in studio for show tapings.
Eve announced she would be departing ‘The Talk’ and is focused on ‘expanding her family’ in London, where she lives with husband Maximillion Cooper.
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“It’s been a crazy year, obviously for all of us,” she said, according to Deadline. “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.”
The U.K. was recently hit with another COVID-19 lockdown and a timetable for when she would be able to consistently jet across the ocean remains a mystery.
“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,” added the Grammy-winner and Gwen Stefani collaborator. “So I want to be closer to him. I want to concentrate on expanding our family, being with my family.”
Eve was announced as a co-host on “The Talk” in November 2017 following Aisha Tyler’s departure. In September, Marie Osmond also bowed out of co-hosting the coveted gig after just one season of replacing Sara Gilbert in the chair.
Eve was announced as a co-host on ‘The Talk’ in November 2017 following Aisha Tyler’s departure.(Photo by Gabe Ginsberg/Getty Images)
Eve relayed to her co-hosts that she “had the most beautiful experience” in her time hosting the show, adding that she has “grown as a woman and 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,” Eve added. “Sitting on stage with all you women has been the best thing ever. I truly love you.”
“Real friends support each other. We all support you,” said co-host and “Dancing With the Stars” judge Carrie Ann Inaba.
“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,” Sharon Osbourne also chimed.
Meanwhile, Sheryl Underwood quipped, “Hurry up so I can be an Auntie.”