Sherri Shepherd Says Barbara Walters Made Her ‘Cry For Years’ During Her Time On ‘The View’

Sherri Shepherd, Barbara Walters

Sherri Shepherd Says Barbara Walters Made Her ‘Cry For Years’ During Her Time On ‘The View’

During a recent interview, Sherri Shepherd took time to get personal and open up about her time co-hosting the hit talk show The View.

Sherri Shepherd was on The View from 2007 to 2014. She recently shared that her time on the show wasn’t necessarily all good. She said,

“It was the most painful experience that I’ve ever gone through, but it was the best experience.”

The 53-year-old entertainer also shared that Barbara Walters, who was her co-star and creator of the show, was really hard on her and made her cry on multiple occasions.

“Barbara was so hard on me. I cried for three years in my dressing room because she was so hard on me, but she did it out of love.”

Even though she was tough on her, Sherri Shepherd also spoke on good moments she had with Barbara Walters as well. Sherri recalled a time Wendy Willaims said she could be “replaced with a potato sack.” Following the comment, Sherri said Barbara Walters told her,

“I love you. I just need you to read a book, dear, and learn to defend what you believe. And speak up.”

Sherri also spoke on how she was unsure what was next for her when her time on “The View” came to an end.

“I sat in my dressing room in front of the mirror and I couldn’t breathe. And I said, ‘Lord, I got this child with these challenges, this divorce is coming down the pike. This is going to be bad.’”

She continued

“‘What am I going to do?’ And there was a small voice, because I’m very spiritual, it’s a small voice, it sounds like Barry White, that asked, ‘Do you trust me?’ And I said, ‘Absolutely not. I’m hanging on in my faith by the skin of my teeth.’ And God said, ‘That’s all I need.’”


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Authored by: Twila-Amoure McDaniel