April 10, 2019 at 1:32 pm PDT | by Mariah Cooper
Sara Gilbert is leaving ‘The Talk’

Sara Gilbert. (Screenshot via Twitter)

Sara Gilbert will be leaving “The Talk” after season nine.

“The Connors” star made the announcement on Tuesday’s episode of the talk show. Gilbert has been on the panel since the show’s inception in 2010.

“This is something I have been struggling with for a while, and going back and forth. But I’ve decided it’s time for me to leave the show,” Gilbert begins.

“I obviously love it here and this was extremely difficult,” Gilbert says. “Last season I did ‘The Conners’ and, as you know, also producing and I loved it and felt totally empowered. But my life was slightly out of balance, and I was not spending as much time with my three kids as I would like.”

She adds that she is interested in more acting and producing projects but realized after evaluating the next six months that she didn’t have the time for more work while working at “The Talk.” Gilbert also says she noticed a lack in having time to spend with her family and herself.

Gilbert co-hosts the show along with Sharon Osbourne, who has also been on the panel from the beginning, Eve, Sheryl Underwood and Carrie Ann Inaba, who replaced Julie Chen earlier this year. Gilbert is also one of the show’s executive producers.

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