LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sherri Shepherd says she’s leaving ABC’s daytime talk show The View after seven years.

In a statement Thursday, Shepherd says that after “careful consideration” she has decided it’s time to move on. She says she’s looking forward to business opportunities ahead.

“It’s been seven wonderful years on ‘The View’ and after careful consideration it is time for me to move on, ” the statement read. “I am extremely grateful to Barbara Walters and [executive producer] Bill Geddie for giving me the opportunity,” Shepherd said in a statement. “I look forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for me and I am incredibly grateful to my ‘View’ family and my fans for supporting me on this journey.”

Eurweb.reports Shepherd’s departure is among several rumored changes at The View, including possibly both Geddie and co-host Jenny McCarthy who’s been there a year, both out the door.

According to a person familiar with the situation, Shepherd was negotiating a new contract, and she and ABC failed to reach an agreement.

The person wasn’t authorized to discuss the matter publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.

This continues a run of bad luck for Shepherd. She is currently embroiled in personal drama with both her current and ex-husband. Her estranged husband, Lamar Sally, has filed for legal separation and is contesting custody of their unborn child via a surrogate, due later this year. Shepherd has subsequently filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences.”

Her ex-husband, Jeff Tarpley, who is her 9-year-old son’s father, alleges Shepherd is an “unfit” mother and is suing her for custody modification. They are due in court on July 21.

A request for comment from the series’ network spokeswoman, Lauri Hogan, was not immediately returned.

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6 thoughts on “Sherri Shepherd Leaving ‘The View’

  1. seriously on said:

    Oh well, judging from the posts….No unity and support for Black Women especially from other Black Women…So what if she talked and expressed her opinion and debated with others on their stances, which is how intelligent become wise…different views brings better ideas. She can talk about her son, marriage…so what…The only women who do not want to hear those things are bitter, lonely women…The male dominate industry btws, makes billions on women magazines…ranging from sex, babies, how to get a man, diet etc….And they do quite well. Every show will go through changes and perhaps the view just want to shake things up and try something new, which means new people. Sherri had a good run and now she will go on to try something new herself. I wish her all the luck and best and hopefully she will find something more prosperous..Because she deserve it and has earn it. And clearly accepted the decision of her departure with class and dignity…unlike those who no nothing, have nothing and do nothing but tear each other down.

  2. Babyboomer on said:

    She talked too much about her personal business and wouldn’t listen to other members of the show who were a bit older and had some life experiences they tried to share with her. I get we all have our own journeys in this life but sometimes we need to listen and learn from others… Especially when it comes to things like our personal relationships. I can’t help but think, if you don’t put people up on such high pedestals, they won’t have so far to fall…

  3. The thing is….. Sherri talks tooooooo much. I know the show is called ‘The Talk’; but she talks too much about her son, and her religion. It’s OK in moderation; but she goes overboard on these topics. Good Luck to her. I hope she lands on her feet.

    • Oops it’s The View…..not The Talk. At any rate; anyone that thinks Sherri actually quit instead of (technically) being fired has wool over their eyes. These days most people don’t quit a job (especially one like that in entertainment). Reportedly Sherri made between one Mil, and one, and a half Mil doing the show.

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