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Sara Gilbert Shares Emotional Journey Of Her Sexuality & Public Perception On THE TALK!

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Today on season four premiere week of the CBS hit afternoon series, The Talk, it was co-host Sara Gilbert’s turn to reveal a shocking secret or something she has never told anyone publicly and that the ladies of the panel, also did not know.  Sara shared a very emotional story about struggling to come to terms with her sexuality and being public about being gay.

Sara revealed that when she dated her former co-star Johnny Galecki while working on Roseanne. She related that the y would make out and she would feel incredibly depressed.  Sara felt like she was hurting him so she told him she was gay. He never told anyone, and Sara also kept her sexuality a secret throughout her years on Roseanne. She also said that she was dating a woman 18 years older than her during this time.

Gilbert confessed doing The Talk has helped her overcome her fear of being public about being gay, but she reveals that part of her is still afraid there will be repercussions when she shares personal information, like her recent engagement. “When I talk about my sexuality on the show or in public, I still feel really scared. I’ll try to act confident or make jokes of it. There’s still a piece of me that goes ‘what is this costing me in my career?’”

Sara went on to say, “I want to live a true life. Beyond that, we do often say things like “it gets better” – and it does get better. I have an amazing life, but there can still be a struggle with it, and that’s OK. There can be a part of you that doesn’t want to be different or feel scared. And that is more important than any of it.”

She concluded with this very touching moment stating, “Bringing it back to Johnny, when I called him (to let him know she would be discussing this on the show today) he said: ‘I love you and I think it’s really important. I’m so proud of you. If you want, I’ll be there with you and I’ll hold your hand.’

Watch the segment below of Sara’s revelations! What did you think of it?  Were you touched?  Could you relate?  Share your thoughts!

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Allie
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Allie

Wow. Sara Gilbert was so lucky to able to trust Johnny Galecki who still supports her to this day.

Chris
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Chris

That was beautiful!

JLH
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JLH

I agree–beautiful story!

Patrick
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Patrick

Sara Gilbert. Common Thread. “Shared”. “Holding THE secret.” Feeling – Different. it does get better with time. I’m thrilled with who I am…. Fear for those who continue to struggle with identity. Bullying… homelessness…. suicide…. ALL REAL. Acceptance across the board… for that child’s world… till he’s capable of taking care of his or her self. is what I stand for…. I say.. if you can deal with every facet of your life… and not let your emotions… be it negative or positive “control” YOU. then.. you are well on your way… for a semblance of life on which to… Read more »

Jacob Reign
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Jacob Reign

That is really touching & I can relate to this very day I still struggle with not wanting to be different and always telling everyone in my life 🙁

Patrick
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Patrick

I can relate with what you wrote. it’s that way of living that “can” haunt you. and, I can’t find fault in that… it’s our upbringing… and the onslaught of trials and tribulations… that we went through. I have to use the word, Trepidation…. the constant questioning… of one’s will…. the thought processes would be so jumbled… and in overdrive… “…who, …what, …where,…when,…why” everything under the sun… anyway… back to trepidation…. dang! talk about anxiety levels… through the roof…. I just went home not too long ago… and i’m 50 years old… and still… to this day… my home town…… Read more »

Kendall
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Kendall

I really think her message is very important. Because it’s tough being homosexual in this world. The images/media doesn’t train our brain for it and it can be a tough day to day battle. “It gets better” is a great message for teens thinking about suicide. But it’s a tough ride for some..and it’s nice to know that some, even celebrities, struggle with the process.

Patrick
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Patrick

” But it’s a tough ride for some..and it’s nice to know that some, even celebrities, struggle with the process.”

you know… from personal experience….

it’s not so much… that… “you” Kendall…. can rescue me….

it’s a flight plan that ultimately is by yourself….

and… geez! knowing that someone(s) care…. and you’re not alone.

is comfort… and feeling

Patrick
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Patrick

i should add.. that it’s opening our conscious mind… that we can avail ourselves to promote goodwill.

and… WE are

Me
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Me

Very touching indeed! Magnificent!

Emily
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Emily

I don’t know if the actresses receive the feedback, but bravo on all the personal “secrets” of the ladies of “The Talk”. I’ve watched each 1 each day and I just enjoy them more. They’re more than just tv personalities, but ppl w/insecurities and pain, just very seemed very brave and personable to show that side of themselves and share. Love Sara Gilbert–1st as Darlene, caught her on “Big Bang” and now on “The Talk”. I loved her and Johnny on “Roseanne”. Darlene and David:) Really sweet to hear they’re dear friends and support each other to this day. As… Read more »

Patrick
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Patrick

Echo.

As for me Ms. Gilbert, I don’t care if you’re gay or straight, you made me laugh on “Roseanne” and when u guested on “Big Bang”, not to mention on “The Talk”. You pop on screen and your talent shines

Mo
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Mo

That was sweet what Johnny said. Good luck to them both.

Patrick
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Patrick

it’s really dynamic….

the contrast….

LOOK at the TWO Pictures… of the SAME PERSON.

1. she looks pained…..
2. She looks jubilant…

of course, it’s still a daily grind…..
of course, it’s still a daily regime…
of course, it’s still a hurry up and wait….

for acceptance… across the board…. till all 50 states equally share our Lives.

with the overturn of Prop 8 and CA legalizing marriage… I do, for me… see a light at the end of the tunnel…… over the horizon… I hope… for those that follow… and for the peer advocates who valiantly press onward and upwards…

Fox
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Fox

One highly effective, very heartfelt, truly touching moment for the talk show genre, but that said, I wish “As the World Turns” was still in the time slot.

Patrick
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Patrick

outside of said topic…

I would relish Oakdale… and My world would turn once again.

Olivia
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Olivia

I think Sara is so lucky that she was dating someone as understanding as Johnny. Some guys could have gotten angry at her, and questioning their own virility, they might have tried to prove it by raping her.
I fully support Sara, and am so glad she has happiness in her life now. No one should have to hide their sexuality. Whether they are gay or straight. I hope that makes sense. Sometimes, straight girls/women get stereotyped by the way they look and it affects their careers, also. It’s just hard to be a woman.

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B&B’s Matthew Atkinson On Gaining Custody of Douglas: “Thomas Just Wants to Take His Rightful Place”

On The Bold and the Beautiful, Thomas (Matthew Atkinson) wants to be more of an active father to his son, Douglas (Django Ferri), who has been living with Hope (Annika Noelle) and Liam (Scott Clifton).

When confronted with this news, Hope is not too happy, because she could lose being mother to the little boy, who she has come to love as her own.

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In the latest issue of Soap Opera Digest (on newsstands now), Atkinson shared on the story: “Thomas just wants to take his rightful place. He’s not saying they are no longer a family. It’s just the opposite.  He’s not prying Douglas away from Hope.  He knows Douglas has bonded with Hope, Liam and Beth, and he believes they can all make it work.”

The question is, will Thomas resort to extreme measures as he has in the past to get what he wants, or will he work this out with Hope and Liam?

Check out the latest promo for this week’s action on B&B below.

Now let us know, do you want Thomas to have more of a relationship with his son, Douglas? Should the boy live between all three ‘parents’? Should Douglas fight for solo custody? Comment below.

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AW and OLTL Alum, Robyn Griggs Dead at 49

In more heartbreaking soap news this weekend, Robyn Griggs had lost her battle with cancer.  The actress, best-known to daytime viewers as Stephanie on One Life to Live and Maggie on Another World, passed away at age 49.

The news came on Saturday via Griggs’ official Facebook posted, where in a statement it noted: “Hi everyone, With a heavy heart, I am saddened to announce Robyn’s passing. However, she is no longer suffering and would want us to remember that and the good memories. I will never forget how open she was to telling her story, and accepting of me helping her tell it. She wanted to help people and spread the word of her story to do it. I was honored to do so. RIP my friend, I love you and smile when I think of you.”

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From 1991-1992, Griggs found her first soap success playing the part of One Life’s Stephanie Hobart.  Later, in 1993-1995, she played AW’s Maggie Cory.  Robyn was also a singer and signed a recording deal with RCA Records.

Robyn had been battling stage 4 Endocervical Adeno cancer.  Back on July 7th, Griggs had taken a turn for the worse, sharing on Facebook, “Unfortunately, I have 4 new tumors …2 new tumors on my liver, one on the abdominal muscle, and a large one on the right side lymph node.” On August 11th, her father shared Robyn was put into hospice care.

Share your remembrances and condolences for Robyn Griggs Riley and her loved ones in the comment section below.

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Anne Heche, ‘Another World’ Alum and TV and Film Star, Dead at 53

Following a catastrophic brain injury from crashing her car into a home last week and suffering severe burns, actress Anne Heche has been declared brain-dead at the age of 53.

In a statement from a rep for Heche’s friends and family, they expressed: “Today we lost a bright light, a kind and most joyful soul, a loving mother, and a loyal friend.  Anne will be deeply missed but she lives on through her beautiful sons, her iconic body of work, and her passionate advocacy. Her bravery for always standing in her truth, spreading her message of love and acceptance, will continue to have a lasting impact.”

Heche is legally dead according to California law, although her heart is still beating she has not been taken off life support in order to allow for organ donations to take place and to find the right recipients.

 

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Anne’s eldest son, Homer 20, said in a statement to PEOPLE on his mom’s passing:  “My brother Atlas and I lost our Mom. After six days of almost unbelievable emotional swings, I am left with a deep, wordless sadness. Hopefully my mom is free from pain and beginning to explore what I like to imagine as her eternal freedom. Over those six days, thousands of friends, family, and fans made their hearts known to me. I am grateful for their love, as I am for the support of my Dad, Coley, and my stepmom Alexi who continue to be my rock during this time. Rest In Peace Mom, I love you.”

The talented actress is best-known to soap opera fans for her Daytime Emmy-winning dual roles as twins, Vicky and Marley Hudson on Another World.  She had two sons, Homer with her ex Coley Laffoon and Atlas, 13, with actor James Tupper.

Throughout her career Heche appeared on TV shows and films includingL Men in Trees, If These Walls Could TalkDonnie BrascoI Know What You Did Last SummerSix Days, Seven Nights, and Gus Van Zant’s 1998 remake of Psycho. Back in 2020, Anne became a celebrity contestant on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.

Heche’s stormy relationship with Ellen DeGeneres made headlines throughout her career, and today, DeGeneres shared: “This is a sad day. I’m sending Anne’s children, family and friends all of my love.”

Michael Fairman chatted with Anne back in 2020, in a memorable conversation for You Tube’s Michael Fairman Channel touching upon her career start on Another World, being a champion for the LGBTQ community, her relationship with DeGeneres, the ups and down in her career, and her demons and childhood past.

You can watch the conversation below.

Now, share your thoughts, condolences, and remembrances for Anne Heche via the comment section.

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