Returning to the Spotlight
Eve has been living life away from the spotlight, raising her children in London alongside her husband Maximillion Cooper. The First Lady of the Ruff Ryders is making her way back to the entertainment world, however, in a lane that you might not expect.
The rapper will join Julie Chen, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne, and Sheryl Underwood as a new host on The Talk, replacing an outgoing Aisha Tyler. Though Eve is a rapper by trade, she has acted before. She thinks that she’ll make a great fit on the daytime talk show.
“I hope that I can bring my personality, my opinion when it comes to different things,” Eve told Essence. “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.”
Any jitters the rapper might have had quickly melted away after her first time on the set. She told Deadline that she could feel the show locking into place around her.
“Once I did the first test week and I met all the ladies, I felt the energy — not only from them but everyone I met on the set, and it was great,” she said. “It was one of those exciting moments in life where I thought it would be a good challenge for me. If it feels right, then it must be right.”
Eve did admit that leaving her life in London for a job on a lot in Los Angeles was going to be tough, but she believes that her and her hubby Maximillion can make it work.
“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,” she told Essence. “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.”
Eve isn’t taking the opportunity lightly, either. In her interview with Deadline, she shared that she thinks The Talk is an important outlet for a diverse set of women to share their views during trying times. “To have such a diverse group of women as well — I think that is very important,” she said.
Even though she’s still a bit green, Eve has her eyes set on some big-name guests, revealing the big gets that she’d love to talk to if she was able to book for The Talk. “Oprah, the ultimate talk show queen,” Eve said. “And because I’m from music as well, and I’ve always been a giant fan, probably Lauryn Hill.”
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