A major shakeup went on at “The View” Thursday.
First, co-host Sherri Shepherd announced she was leaving the show after seven years, saying, “I look forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for me and I am incredibly grateful to my View family and my fans.”
But many are claiming the real reason behind Shepherd’s departure was that ABC and the TV star could not reach a new contract deal after protracted negotiations. Shepherd is also in the midst of a very messy divorce.
McCarthy, who was reportedly walking on thin ice on the show already, later explained:
My View will be changing too. As will with many hard working folks. Thanks to everyone at the show for your dedication and an amazing year.
— Jenny McCarthy (@JennyMcCarthy) June 27, 2014
McCarthy’s fiancé, Donnie Wahlberg, chimed in:
While Shepherd later Instagrammed:
Shepherd and McCarthy are both expected to finish out the show’s current season, which wraps the first week of August.
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