Joy BeharThis is a stronghold of The View, but she can’t talk hot topics forever. Are you thinking she might be retiring? Here’s what we know.
The future of Behar, and the ViewSince years, her fate has been in limbo. Some outlets believed she would quit the program when she was in the middle of an argument with Meghan McCain. 2020 VarietyBehar stated that she planned to retire in 2022, when her contract expires. This week, the Independent Journal Review lit that flame again.
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The outlet referred to Behar’s 2019 memoir. Ladies Who Punch: The Explosive Inside Story Of The View. She wrote about her 3-year contract and stated: “I don’t see myself staying for more [time]. That’s it! I could be wrong. If I’m as fabulous in  as I am now, I’ll think about it. But the chances of that happening…You know, time marches on. I’m not a kid.” By Behar’s own admission, her time on The ViewIt must come to an end.
Is Joy Behar Walking Away?
Behar didn’t make up her mind about the quote. Inadvertently, she gave herself a wonderful clause. Behar has not totally slammed the door on those retirement rumors—at least for a little while.
Behar’s representative told the New York PostShe is retiring “fake news.” Behar signed a contract extensionThrough 2025, she will continue to be the ViewFor another three years. While the rep didn’t reveal how much Behar will make, everyone seems to agree it’s at least an eight-figure sum. This is not too bad.
While she’s often controversial, it’s hard to imagine the ViewWithout Behar. She’s the only original cast member left. Although she did briefly retire in 2013, she returned to the series just a few years later. As no replacement for McCain has been named, there will be a shakeup of the panel.
Additional View Rumors
The View is about as combative as daytime talk shows can get, so it’s no surprise the program is a magnet for tabloids. Apparently, everyone’s trying to get Whoopi Goldberg fired. The ViewHe was allegedly trying to hire Wendy Williams. But that didn’t happen. We also caught a National Enquirer story about McCain begging to return, but she’s happily living her new life away from the round table.
Whether you like her or don’t like her, Behar isn’t going anywhere.