It feels like as soon as we said hello, we are saying goodbye.
After only 10 months of hosting ABC’s The View, Rosie Perez confirmed on Wednesday morning that she will be leaving the morning program. “You guys all heard [the news]. I’ve decided that it’s time to move on and I will say that today is very bittersweet for me,” Perez said during an emotional goodbye speech.
“I am excited for what is to come but I am so sad to leave The View, the staff, the producers, ABC and especially these two ladies,” she said while pointing to Whoopi Goldberg and Nicole Wallace.
Perez, who joined the program in September 2014, continued, “Whoopi, I want to thank you for everything—your guidance, your professionalism and most of all your friendship. It’s a dream sitting here with you and you’re truly the captain of the ship.”
The actress, who sat alongside Wallace, Goldberg, Rosie O’Donnell and recently, Raven Symone, joined the show after the departure of former hosts, Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy.
Watch the emotional clip below.