Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy said goodbye to their fans on "The View" today, and while McCarthy cracked jokes about her departure, it was Shepherd who got emotional and cried.
The co-hosts confirmed the news they were leaving the long-running talk show on June 26 over Twitter, but the show was on hiatus during that time, so this was their first chance to confirm the news on air.
If Sherri goes... I go too. #sisters— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) June 27, 2014
The number 7 is Godís number of completion & after 7 seasons my time at The View is now complete!So grateful2 every1 4their love & support.— Sherri Shepherd (@SherriEShepherd) June 27, 2014
McCarthy first joked with the audience by telling them the stories about them leaving wasn’t true, and while the audience cheered, she took it back by saying “Actually, it is true. But I love the support.”
When it was Shepherd's turn, she who broke down in tears and McCarthy held her hand for most of the speech.
“I made friendships and sisterhoods for life at this table…I love you so much Whoopi Goldberg because Whoopi Goldberg has had my back even when I didn’t appreciate it.”
Shepherd had some final advice for the viewers before breaking down again.
“Take a chance, step out, do something that makes you scared,” she said. “Because [it] scared me to do “The View” and I love the cast and crew who took me in and I feel like this is my family.”
McCarthy, who gained fame in the 1990s as a Playboy playmate and the MTV show “Singled Out” joined "The View" cast last September, while comedian and actress Shepherd has been with the show for seven seasons.