Sunny Hostin On Former ‘The View’ Co-Hosts Who Speak Negatively Of Their Experience On Show: “I’m Always Surprised”

Sunny Hostin weighs in on former The View co-hosts who speak negatively about their experience on the show after they leave.

In a new interview, the former prosecutor shared her disappointment with former co-hosts who trash their time on the ABC morning show.

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“I’m always surprised when people speak negatively about our show if I’m being honest,” Hostin told Us Weekly. “We’ve had 27 years, we’ve had, maybe 24 co-hosts, and you were part of a sisterhood, and it’s really special.”

Hostin said she still talks to Sherri Shepherd, Paula Faris, and Candace Cameron Bure, who recently appeared on the show and sent her wine from her vineyard.

“We are all close regardless of our personal views,” she added. “We leave all of that at the table. I’m always surprised when someone says, ‘I don’t like that person,’ because it’s never personal, and we go into it knowing that.”

Although the names of the disgruntled former co-hosts didn’t come up, Meghan McCain and Rosie O’Donnell have publicly expressed their negative experiences on the show.

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Hostin said that when she joined the show, Barbara Walters made sure she knew that the debates on-air were not personal, something that Whoopi Goldberg also says all the time. Furthermore, Hostin has carried on that legacy by advising co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin and telling her, “I’m going to argue you down to the ground, and then we’re going to go out for martinis and it’s going to be OK.”

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She continued, “We’re talking about our families. We’ve had cohosts talk about struggles with mental health. We’ve had co-hosts talk about weight loss, weight gain. We’ve had co-hosts talk about divorce. Imagine if you get off that stage and it’s not a safe space. It would be an impossible job.”

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