By Ariel Zilber For Dailymail. Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the former reality star who became a prominent conservative commentator on television, is moving to the Nashville area with her husband, former NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck. Variety reported that the Hasselbecks put their 7,square-foot Greenwich, Connecticut, mansion on sale eight months ago. Her year stint as co-host of The View was marred by memorable clashes with her on-air colleagues. Hasselbeck supports banning abortions, including in cases of rape and incest. Who are the terrorists? In , just before her departure from the show, there were media reports indicating that Hasselbeck was going to be fired due to market research and data showing that viewers considered her too right-wing.
Hasselbeck then says she asked if there was anything she could have done differently to improve her performance and was given a negative answer. You can find our Community Guidelines in full here. Want to discuss real-world problems, be involved in the most engaging discussions and hear from the journalists? Start your Independent Premium subscription today. Independent Premium Comments can be posted by members of our membership scheme, Independent Premium. It allows our most engaged readers to debate the big issues, share their own experiences, discuss real-world solutions, and more. Our journalists will try to respond by joining the threads when they can to create a true meeting of independent Premium. The most insightful comments on all subjects will be published daily in dedicated articles. You can also choose to be emailed when someone replies to your comment. The existing Open Comments threads will continue to exist for those who do not subscribe to Independent Premium.
The next year, she married college sweetheart-turned NFL quarterback Tim Hasselbeck , and in , she joined The View , replacing Lisa Ling as the show's fourth co-host. According to the Associated Press , Elisabeth was voted onto the show, Survivor -style, by Barbara Walters and the gang. Though undeniably successful, Elisabeth consistently confounds her colleagues and fans with her wildly contradictory positions on hot-button topics. Call her hypocritical, or perhaps just prone to changing her mind, but there is plenty of fodder to make a case for this star's double life. In an interview with Fancast in , Elisabeth said via The Huffington Post , "I am not ultra-ultra-conservative on every issue. I actually support gay marriage. Despite Elisabeth's aforementioned support for the marriage rights of same-sex couples, her subsequent actions have muddied her position, including her defense of California Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage. Elisabeth argued that no matter her personal opinion on same-sex marriage, the will of the voters in California should be respected.
As Setoodeh writes in the book, on August 2, , Hasselbeck was having an argument with Barbara Walters and Joy Behar on TV about a proposal from the FDA to allow the morning-after pill for over-the-counter consumption. Finally, Walters had to interrupt her. As the show cut to a commercial, Hasselbeck was so furious, she tore up her notecards and bolted from the table. She has me swearing. This woman is driving me nuts. She just reprimanded me, and she knew exactly what she was doing. I used fighting words because I believe that God decides the value of the lives of babies.