Joy Behar was on a roll during this morning’s episode of The View as she suddenly went from “man repellent” to rebound expert.
It all started at the Hot Topics table as Behar, Sara Haines, Ana Navarro, Sunny Hostin and Alyssa Farah Griffin discussed whether or not a little shameless flirting with other people is allowed in their marriages — something Real Housewives of New York City star Erin Lichy openly admitted to doing with her own husband.
(Editor’s Note: The View is currently on hiatus; despite what you may have heard, The View was not canceled today. This article was originally published on July 21, 2023, when this episode first aired. The View will return with new episodes in September 2023.)
While Behar, who was filling in as moderator for Whoopi Goldberg, declared Hostin a “man magnet,” the comedian didn’t necessarily think the same of herself.
“I am a man-repellent. They don’t like funny women, believe me,” she argued, before clarifying, “My husbands did. Both of them.”
In the following segment, Behar’s husbands — and past flings — became a topic of interest yet again while the ladies talked about rebounding. According to the longtime co-host, who married her first husband at 23 years old, she didn’t hold back when it came to making up for lost time after their divorce.
“I remember when I got divorced, I had a couple of relationships,” she admitted. “Listen, I got married so young, I had a lot to make up for. I missed the whole sexual revolution, I was married. I resent it.”
She continued, “So I met a few guys and they were all losers. And then I met my Stevie — in less than a year I think. And we’ve been together for 40 years. You could consider that a rebound relationship.”
However, Haines explained to Behar that her current husband did not count as a rebound since you “don’t rebound off of a short-term relationship,” referring to the “duds” she dated before him — all of whom she confessed to being “attracted” to.
“I wish we could bring Joy’s ex-boyfriends on the show,” Griffin suggested, to which Behar quipped, “I would be happy to, but they’re all dead.”
The View airs on weekdays at 11/10c on ABC.