Well, it’s a small Latina world, isn’t it? Two of the women reported to be finalists for co-hosting duties on “The View” have personal – very personal – ties to former Kansas City Chiefs player Tony Gonzalez.
According to The Wrap and numerous other sources, both Tony’s wife, October, and his former girlfriend, L.A. reporter Lauren Sanchez, are said to be in the hunt.
The Wrap reported that “The View” co-hosts Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell secretly did chemistry tests with several candidates on Thursday.
There are two spots to be filled on the ABC morning talk show since Jenny McCarthy and Sherri Shepherd are leaving.
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Sanchez, a reporter and anchor on KTTV in Los Angeles, recently appeared as a “View” guest host. She tried out to join the panel back in 1999, but lost the spot to Lisa Ling.
Sanchez, who is married to talent agent Patrick Whitesell, and Tony have a son together from their previous relationship.
Tony’s wife, October, has no reporting experience, which in the minds of observers makes her a long-shot. But PETA followers likely give her props for the campaign she and Tony disrobed for a few years ago. See the video below.
She and Tony have two children together.
“The View” seems very interested in adding a Latina to its mix. The short list is still fairly long and reportedly includes: Republican adviser Ana Navarro, CNN legal analyst Sunny Hostin, conservative political commentator S.E. Cupp and ESPN’s Jemele Hill.