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!