Elisabeth Hasselbeck to Take Maternity Leave

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Now she'll have more time to hang out with Rosie O'Donnell.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck plans to go on maternity leave next month, a spokesman for The View announced.

The conservative blonde announced her pregnancy in April and intends to work right up to her due date. This is one dedicated mother, something many critics don't say about Asia Nitollano.

Hasselbeck plans to leave on November 8 or 9, ABC spokesman Karl Nilsson confirmed. Celebrity guest hosts will fill in for her.

"I figured that we're going to be lonely without [former co-host Rosie O'Donnell]," Hasselbeck joked at the time of the announcement, People magazine reported. "So, (husband) Tim and I thought we should get busy and maybe make a little co-host."

The couple also have a 2-year-old daughter, Grace.


Elisabeth Hasselbeck Biography

Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Tim Hasselbeck
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, former Survivor contestant, is a co-host on The View. She can be real annoying but she will keep things interesting... More »
Cranston, Rhode Island
Full Name
Elisabeth DelPadre Filarski Hasselbeck

Elisabeth Hasselbeck Quotes

Right now, with two kids, one 3 and one 5 months, a little walk for ice cream with the kids is perfectly romantic. When they are falling asleep in the stroller and [we can] just take in the city together.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck [on the spark in her marriage]

Body image has nothing to do with scale numbers, it's how you feel inside. This is the first time I've felt free from that, because I am working out in a way where I feel so strong that there's no room for those doubts.

Elisabeth Hasselbeck