Is Barbara Walters Dating Whoopi's Ex?
Quiet on the set! Whoopi Goldberg and Barbara Walters are fighting over a man and it's not part of "Hot Topics."
According to the Enquirer, Barbara's "recent dates" with Frank Langella, a man Whoopi dated -- and lived with -- for a few years in the 1990s, is causing tension between "The View" co-hosts.
Frank and Barbara have attended two recent public events: The New York Public Library Annual Library Lions Gala on Nov. 2 and The Kennedy Center Honors in Washington on Dec. 6
"Whoopi still has feelings for Frank and doesn't think it's cool of Barbara to take up with her former lover. It's created an awkward situation for them and others around the studio. In Whoopi's eyes, Frank's just not any other guy. He was her man, and they lived together for years," says a source.
A set insider adds the two women appear friendly on screen, but once the on-air sign dims, Whoopi "barely speaks to Barbara."
Adds the source: "Whoopi knows she's being silly to let her emotions get the better of her, but as hard as she tries, she can't help resent Barbara dating the guy who was once the love of her life."
By the way, Barbara has said her relationship with Frank is "not a romance."
Source: National Enquirer, Jan. 11, 2010, print edition