A plug for marriage?
A discussion Wednesday on “The View” about how to decline an invitation to be a bridesmaid at a friend’s wedding led to a surprising admission about one of the co-hosts.
Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Sunny Hostin, Sara Haines and Alyssa Farah Griffin walked around the table sharing their bridesmaid stories — and the reasons why they think it’s acceptable to forego someone else’s big day.
“I had to turn one down. The dress was so hideous,” admitted Hostin, 54. “I love weddings – but I’m more of a professional wedding crasher… The average cost of attending a wedding is about $1,800 for a bridesmaid, and you do a job.”
Behar, 80, then offered a tip on how to politely say no to an invitation to a wedding reception.
“I was asked to be a bridesmaid when I graduated high school and I hated the dress, just like yours,” she pointed at Hostin.
“And I said, ‘Look, I can’t. “I can’t afford that,” Behar remembers. “You say.”
Haines, 45, then asked the unusually calm Goldberg, 67, if she had ever been a bridesmaid.
“I don’t go to weddings,” the three-time divorced EGOT winner stated bluntly.
However, Behar reminded Goldberg that she attended the red-headed comedian’s wedding to her second husband, Steve Janowitz, in 2011.
“Yours is the only one I went to,” agreed Goldberg Behar. “I love the reason you got married: Not just because you were in love, but because you wanted to make sure you had someone in case someone needed to pull the plug.”
“Right? Isn’t that what you said?” Goldberg asked as the audience laughed nervously.
“And I thought, ‘Love is great, but practicality is everything,'” she added.
The Post has reached out to a representative for Behar for comment.
Goldberg also made headlines on Thursday when she abruptly interrupted herself and harshly asked Griffin, “Are you pregnant?”
“Oh dear God! You can’t say that when my mother-in-law is here and she’s dying for me to get pregnant!”