Joy Behar married to have someone to “pull the plug”

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.

Whoopi: Joy Behar only remarried so he could “pull the plug” on her.
Whoopi Goldberg, 67, claimed she doesn’t go to weddings.

“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.

Whoopi: Joy Behar only remarried so he could “pull the plug” on her.
All of The View’s co-hosts said it’s okay for people to decline being bridesmaids at a friend’s wedding.

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.

Behar married her current husband, Steve Janowitz, in 2011.
Joy Behar married her second husband, Steve Janowitz, in 2011.

Behar visited "Good morning America" in 2011 to celebrate at their surprise wedding.
Behar visits “Good Morning America” ​​in 2011 to attend her surprise wedding.
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Goldberg also made headlines on Thursday when she abruptly interrupted herself and harshly asked Griffin, “Are you pregnant?”

“No,” replied the 34-year-old former White House director of strategic communications, who appeared stunned as the question seemed to come out of the blue.

“Oh dear God! You can’t say that when my mother-in-law is here and she’s dying for me to get pregnant!”

Caroline Bleakley

Caroline Bleakley is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Caroline Bleakley joined USTimeToday in 2022 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with Caroline Bleakley by emailing

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