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 things.”

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 October.