Joy Behar Makes ‘The View’ Co-Hosts Emotional As She Reveals What She’ll Miss The Most When She Leaves

Joy Behar is the last OG co-host on The View, still standing since the daytime talk show premiered on ABC in 1997.

As the co-hosts discussed news that Jason Kelce was retiring from the NFL, Behar opened up about leaving the show at some point and what she would miss the most.

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“He sounds more upset that he’s leaving his friends,” Behar pointed out after listening to Kelce’s retirement announcement. “When I leave this show, it will not be because I’m worried about my future. It’ll be because I will miss my friends. That’s basically it.”

The View co-hosts got emotional at Behar’s words, with Sunny Hostin extending her arm to give the comedian affection while Sara Haines got out of her seat to give her a big warm hug.

“I love when you say that,” Haines said with Alyssa Farah Griffin adding, “The good news is you can never leave us.”

Behar has been a co-host on The View since the very beginning and remained on the panel up until Season 16 in 2013. The show underwent a cast shakeup as producers tried to shift the show into a different direction. After a two-season absence, Behar would return for Season 19 in 2015 when the show returned to debating politics.

During his emotional speech about retiring from the NFL after 13 years, Kelce talked about the bonds he created with his Philadelphia Eagles teammates.

“I’d like to thank my teammates, my other brothers. Oh, how I’ve drawn my strengths from you all,” he said. “I was fortunate to play with great players, some of the best in this league has to offer. But it was really off the field, just sitting in the cafeteria with my teammates, breaking bread and talking about life, that were some of the most meaningful times I spent in my career. The NFL is truly like no other place and, at the same time, represents America as a whole like no other.”

Watch the sweet moment between Behar and her co-hosts in the video below.

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