Sara Gilbert, co-host of CBS' The Talk, choked up on Friday discussing her split from Glee writer Allison Adler.

During a panel discussion on marriage, an emotional Gilbert opened up for the first time publicly about her recently-ended 10-year relationship.

“I've never been married, but I was in a long relationship,” said the 36-year-old Gilbert. “It's emotional for me, because we're not together. I wouldn't trade that time … it's such a special time in my life. … But then you see people in their 70s and you wonder … how do they do it? How do they make it last? And I would like to think that I can.”

Gilbert went on to mention their children, six-year-old son Levi and four-year-old daughter Sawyer.

“I will say that we have beautiful children together, a lot of love for each other,” she said. “You do continue in the next chapter together in a different way.” (The video is embedded in the right panel of this page.)

Gilbert is best known for her portrayal of Darlene Conner-Healy on the ABC sitcom Roseanne, which starred comedian Roseanne Barr as her mother. Adler, 44, joined Glee after writing stints at the NBC sitcom Chuck and ABC's quickly canceled science fiction drama No Ordinary Family.

(Related: Singer George Michael announces split from Kenny Goss.)