Queen Latifah won’t discuss her private life on new daytime talk show: ‘That’s mine. For me.’
Can you imagine Ellen DeGeneres hosting her daytime talk show and never mentioning that she is married to Portia de Rossi?
Or what if Oprah Winfrey never mentioned Stedman Graham – or BFF Gayle King – during her 25 years on the air?
Even Anderson Cooper, after a year of hosting his now-defunct talk show, came out publicly and in his second year was much more relaxed and open with his audience.
Well Queen Latifah is going to be hosting a new talk show starting next month and she does not plan to get similarly personal.
‘I don’t feel the need to discuss my private life on this show or any other show,’ Latifah tells The Hollywood Reporter. ‘There’s the part of my life that the public and I share together. And there’s the part that’s mine to keep for myself. And that’s mine. For me.’
The powers that of Latifah’s show support her decision to remain private.
‘It’s her choice what she chooses to talk about,’ Holly Jacobs, executive vice president of syndication and reality programming at Sony Pictures Television tells The Hollywood Reporter.
‘It doesn’t feel relevant to me because we’re just making a big, entertaining show and celebrating all of life,’ Jacobs says. ‘There’s a difference between talking about one’s personal life and one’s point of view and perception of the world and how they see it. And I respect that people need to put boundaries to whatever they want to talk about.’