During a Television Critics Association
panel in Los Angeles, actress Sara Gilbert talked publicly for the
first time about being gay, Entertainment
Tonight first reported.
Gilbert and her partner, television
producer Allison Adler, are raising two children, son Levi Hank, 6,
and 3-year-old daughter Sawyer.
The details of Gilbert's personal life
were not included in a CBS press release for The Talk, which
she will executive produce and co-host with five other women.
Gilbert said Thursday that the decision
to exclude her partner was hers.
“It just seemed impersonal, and I
felt like I'd rather come in person and talk to you about all that
stuff here,” she said.
Gilbert added that talking about her
personal life wasn't going to be easy.
“This is a whole new world for me,”
she said. “I'm not an expert on this, or I don't analyze these
The thirty-five-year-old Gilbert is
best known for her portrayal of Darlene Conner-Healy on the ABC
sitcom Roseanne, which starred comedian Roseanne Barr. She
recently joined the cast of CBS' The Big Bang Theory.
Joining Gilbert in co-hosting The
Talk will be celebrity personalities Julie Chen (The Early
Show, Big Brother), Holly Robinson Peete (21 Jump Street,
Celebrity Apprentice), Sharon Osbourne (The Osbournes),
Leah Remini (The King of Queens) and Marissa Jaret Winokur
(Hairspray, Just Shoot Me!). The six women will discuss pop
culture and news events through a “mom's view.”
The new show is expected to debut in