Eve to leave ‘The Talk’ to focus on ‘expanding our family’

'I have had the most beautiful experience,'

Eve is parting ways with The Talk after four seasons.

Appearing in the studio remotely on Monday (Nov. 2), the 41-year-old rapper announced that December will be the last month she appears on the CBS daytime talk show. Eve says it’s been a great ride but she’s ready to move on to focus on building a family with her billionaire husband Maximillion Cooper.

“I’ve been so grateful that I’m able to stay here in London and do the show,” Eve told her co-hosts Sharon Osbournce, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba.”But I can’t see, for me, the foreseeable future of traveling back at the moment.”

The coronavirus related lockdown in the UK has anchored Eve at her family home in London, USA Today reports.

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“This is one of the hardest decisions in the world, because I wish I hated one of you, but I don’t,” she joked. “It would just make it so much easier.”

Eve went on to describe the positive impact the show has had on her since she joined as co-host in 2017.

“I have had the most beautiful experience,” she said. “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.”

Eve then shared that she and her husband are currently focused on “expanding our family.”

Over the summer, she opened up about her interracial marriage to Cooper for an episode of TV One’s’ Uncensored.

“I don’t think about our race. I don’t. When we first got together, yeah, of course. I had never been with a white guy seriously like that. So yeah, I definitely thought about it. But we are so honest with each other that we have discussions, and that’s a beautiful thing,” she said.

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After confirming her exit from The Talk on Monday, Eve’s co-hosts expressed their support for her decision. 

“Real friends support each other,” said Inaba. “We all support you.”

“There is a big place here for you always in my heart,”  Osbourne added. “I just want you to be happy.”

Of Eve’s plans to start a family with Cooper, Underwood joked that they should “hurry up so I can be an auntie.”

“We’re trying,” Eve replied. “We’re working on it.”

Watch her announcement via the YouTube video above

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