Lesbian actress Sara Gilbert — who is perhaps best known for playing Darlene Conner in Roseanne — has announced that she is leaving chat show The Talk. She created it and was a producer for 9 seasons, so the decision to leave it was not made easily. But she says that now she wants to devote more time to being a mother for her three kids and to bother about her health and mental wellbeing. She also has new creative ideas and opportunities, but needs more time to develop them. “Just basic life things, but it’s difficult because this is a place that I love and a place that I’m extremely happy. I love the hosts, I love the crew, I love our staff, I am so grateful to the audience for letting me in your homes every day. It’s been such an honor,” she said, adding that she does not want to cut ties with the show and hopes to come there as a guest wqhen she finds a balance in life.