'The View' Special Part 4: When the Hosts' Personal Lives Made the Show

The co-hosts often brought the details of their personal lives into discussions on the show.
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Transcript for 'The View' Special Part 4: When the Hosts' Personal Lives Made the Show
I just got engaged! I think view everies get fascinated with the women of "The view." Oh, my god. They really invest in our stories. They invest in our lives. When something happens, it's big news. Is there anything news? Like, I'm totally three months pregnant. We all talked about personal aspects of our lives. We are a family sharing our good times and bad. We have to talk about our friend and our brother, robin Williams. You're encouraged to talk about your personal life and things that are happening with you. You all know that over the past month, I have had a breakup myself. After six years, Morgan and I have decided to part ways. Really? I had a group of girlfriends I would go out with and I talk about the show all the time. And it got to the point where, you're not talking about this on the show, right? My kids didn't like me sharing stuff about them. I mentioned once -- I'm blowing it again. I mentioned my son had a girlfriend, how cute. I thought, that's never going to get back to him. But all the mothers watched the show and he was furious. I was there in the delivery room when she had my wonderful nephew, it was not pretty. Exposing your personal life was probably the toughest part of the show. Can we talk about finding a man? I don't think we fully apreesh yapted that we were opening ourselves up. We got comfortable talking about the things we liked. What a wedding it was. I had the time of my life. And it invited criticism. I'm not a skinny girl. But I like the way I look now. Once you invite someone in your bedroom, you can't uninvite them. Rhyme N I'm not sure if we would do it again. I had an interlude. I never know when divorce is going to head in there. I came to the table and sharing how I'm single. ? I'm horny ? I was shared that I was divorced and single and I got married and divorced again. Don't tell me about divorce being too expensive. I will tell you about divorce being too expensive. I don't know how many words I can get out without crying. It's hard and I'm a mom who misses her kids. It takes a great deal of courage to be not only the show but to share with viewers. It's millions of people you really open your life to. But the greatest part of that is when you are encourage someone or inspire someone because you are telling someone out there, hey, you're not the only one. For ten years, my psychologist said I think you're depressed. And I said, no, I'm not. You don't know me. I can do it and I started taking medication. And I want to say everyone who is out there who is afraid of the stigma of medication, that it saved my life. I'm married to a smart dick, rikd. He wrote an article in "The new York times" over the weekend that I had talked about, that he was going to do about living with multiple sclerosis that he has had since 22. It was courageous for Meredith and her husband to open up conversation. They asked him to give an honest appraisal of what his life is like. He stumbles a lot. People say sum that he is an alcoholic. My biggest struggle is that I wear my heart on my sleeve. Fy talked about Richard's health or the fact I had a lot of miscarriages, what I never wanted to do is start crying. That was historical that you reign in it enough that you are not a puddle of tears. Would you like an announcement. Later this week I'm going to have surgery to replace one faulty heart valve. When it turned out I had to have open heart surgery, I told the audience and they responded sending me thousands of letters. I have known of the condition for a while now and my doctors and I decided this is the best time to do the surgery. Barbara down played it a bit. She didn't want to scare herself. I was truly moved by the out pour of support. I will call, Elisabeth -- We are still going to bug you at home. That is daytime television. The more you give of yourself, the more you get. I wanted to tell all of you. You're the people I'm with every day. Next, a family scrapbook.

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