Why Doesn’t Sara Gilbert Discuss her Relationship on ‘The Talk?’
There’s something very annoying about CBS’ new show, The Talk, and it isn’t Leah Remini’s incessant yelling. It’s Sara Gilbert, who never openly discusses her relationship on the show. Gilbert is an executive producer and co-host, and you might remember her as Darlene Conner on Roseanne. She came out of the closet in 2010, and she has has been with her partner, Allison Adler, since 2002. So what’s my problem? Gilbert has not mentioned her partner once since the show began, despite every other panelist discussing their significant other. In fact, the premise of the show (besides being a blatant rip-off of The View), is that it provides a support system for mothers, because the ladies often discuss their personal struggles on the show. So wouldn’t it be appropriate for Gilbert to mention Adler? I understand that everyone finds their own way to talk about things, but if you join a talk show, and you’re not completely open about your personal life, I have a problem. If she isn’t ready to discuss it, then she shouldn’t have signed on to the show. Besides, this is a perfect forum for her to educate people on her personal life, and it could potentially help other same-sex couples with their own struggles.