On Tuesday it was announced that Eve will be joining CBS’s The Talk as a regular co-host. The 39-year-old will be sitting alongside Sara Gilbert, Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne and Sheryl Underwood five days a week.
Excited about starting the job, Eve talked to ESSENCE on Monday about the new gig and what she’s hoping to bring to the table.
“I hope that I can bring my personality, my opinion when it comes to different things,” Eve said. “I think the fact that I live in London, and the fact that I’m also in an interracial relationship, the fact that I’m a step-mom —I’m hoping that I can bring my personal life, things that are in my personal life into the group.”
Speaking of living in London, the Grammy award winner’s husband Maximillion Cooper and stepchildren will be across the pond when she’s in Los Angeles filming the daytime talk show —we had to know what her day to day will now look like with them being so far away.
“If I have any anxieties [about being on the show], it would be that. I love living in the UK, obviously love being with my husband and my dog, and I love my life there. But, I feel blessed and lucky to have gotten this opportunity, and it’s an opportunity that’s crazy to pass.”
“We’ll make it work. My husband will fly out, he loves California, my step kids love California, and I’ll fly back to London when I can. We’ll figure it out, that’s just life. It’s a great opportunity.”
Since The Talk was launched in 2010 its welcomed everyone from Tyler Perry to Nia Long, Whoopi Goldberg and Niecy Nash. But if there are two people Eve would love to interview it’d be icons of Black girl magic.
“Oprah, the ultimate talk show queen,” Eve confessed. “And because I’m from music as well, and I’ve always been a giant fan, probably Lauryn Hill.”