Sherri Shepherd Recalls Barbara Walters Hooking Up With Richard Pryor

In a chat with Joy Behar on 'Sherri,' she revealed that the late broadcast journalist slept with the legendary comedian.

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On a recent episode of Sherri, host Sherri Shepherd reunited withThe View co-host Joy Behar and told her about the time she heard Barbara Walters hooked up with Richard Pryor.

After reminiscing about their time on The View together, Shepherd joked that Behar couldn't keep a secret. "I never told this before, I told Joy that I had run into Paul Mooney, and Paul Mooney had said that he caught Barbara Walters with Richard Pryor," Shepherd said, as seen above. "She slept with Richard Pryor?" asked Behar, to which Shepherd confirmed. "Yes that's what Paul Mooney said," added Shepherd.

"And I came back, and I was like, 'Joy, guess what?'" she continued. "When you talk like that, you know, don't tell nobody." Shepherd said that Mooney claimed he outright walked in on Walters and Pryor, which Behar seemed shocked by. Apparently, the next day, Walters showed up to work on The View when Behar asked her straight-up if she slept with Pryor. "She turned around, and you know, Barbara's head would swivel... She goes, 'Who told you that?!'" Shepherd said. "I'm sitting there, like I had just got this job. And Joy, you [did] that because you're not scared of Barbara!"

Behar then addressed the audience with a smile and said, "Between you and me, Barbara liked a brother. ... She was going out with a Black senator—Is this gonna be on television?!" Shepherd joked, "You always used to say Barbara loved a chocolate man."

Pryor's sex life made headlines in 2018 as well when his widow confirmed that Pryor and Marlon Brando were once lovers.

Walters, who created and co-hosted The View, interviewed Pryor numerous times throughout her career. It's unknown when she was romantically linked to Pryor, though, if what her former co-hosts say about her is true. Walters passed away last year at age 93 but co-hosted The View from 1997 until her retirement in 2014.

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