Sheryl Underwood is opening up about former “The Talk” co-host Sharon Osbourne. During an episode of her podcast The World According to Sheryl, titled “Sharon Walks Away,” Underwood explained her perspective of the situation, admitting that she has not spoken to Osbourne since their on-air disagreement on March 10.
“No,” she replied when asked if they had talked. “The issue for me, it’s about trust and I don’t want to add to the chatter in a negative way,” Underwood said, per Entertainment Tonight.
Underwood also spoke about the response after the controversial episode. “I regret that it happened because sometimes in life something happens and you just go, ‘Gosh, if I just would’ve.’ There’s nothing that I could have ‘just would’ve.’ This was going to happen, out of my control,” Underwood explained.
“And coming back on Monday, April the 12, in this situation, I know a lot of people are looking for a lot of things…And to me, the situation now, we’re learning a lot about ourselves now,” she added.
When she learned Osbourne would be stepping away from her role on “The Talk,” Underwood said she understood the choice. “There was part of me that felt she had to do the best for her and her family. She had to do the best for her life and I do think that a lot of people, a few people was like, ‘You a sucker. You’re still wishing her well,'” she said.
Despite the tension on set, it does not sound like Underwood holds any lingering resentment for Osbourne, explaining that they got along right away when they became co-hosts.
“We were fast friends. I automatically just fell in love with her because I just like her. And I heard things and I was like, ‘They got nothing to do with me.’ My thing is I’m going to get to know you first,” she explained.
She also loves Osbourne’s family. “I still love the Osbournes, from what I’ve known of them,” she explained. “I don’t know anything other than what I’ve experienced with them, and this thing that has happened is disappointing to me. And maybe people don’t want to hear me say, ‘I still love the Osbournes.'”
But that doesn’t mean that she is completely over their on-air dispute. “I’m not saying I liked being treated the way I was treated. Let me be clear,” Underwood continued. “I’m very disappointed, and I’m just trying to navigate my feelings about that because it was a trauma.”