Barbara reveals the actor who gave her chicken pox
- Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP1 of 11
- Photo: AO1/WENN2 of 11
- Photo: FS2/WENN3 of 11
- Photo: DH1/WENN4 of 11
- Photo: Evan Agostini/Wonderwall5 of 11
- Photo: Evan Agostini/Invision/AP6 of 11
- Photo: Joseph Marzullo/WENN7 of 11
- Photo: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP8 of 11
- Photo: Splash News9 of 11
- Photo: Ivan Nikolov/WENN10 of 11
More Celeb News
- Box Office: Lucy Tops HerculesMSNEntertainment 7/27/2014 3:13:00 PM
- 'Godzilla' Storms Japan but 'Dawn of the Planet of Apes' Rules WMSNEntertainment 7/27/2014 12:47:00 PM
- 'Following' Producers, Stars Reveal Alternate Season 2 Ending, Preview 'RMSNEntertainment 7/27/2014 12:46:00 PM
- AP Top Entertainment News At 3:17 p.m. EDTMSNEntertainment 7/27/2014 12:17:05 PM
- Comic-Con's dark side: Harassment amid the fantasyMSNEntertainment 7/27/2014 12:16:57 PM
- Box Office: Lucy Tops Hercules
By Entertainment Tonight
The day after announcing on "The View" that a "well-known actor" had given her chicken pox, Barbara Walters confirmed the name of that actor, who actually has a romantic history with Barbara's fellow co-host Whoopi Goldberg.
The 83-year-old newswoman -- who returned to "The View" on Monday after a six-week absence to recover from a head injury and chicken pox -- announced on Tuesday's show that the actor was in fact Frank Langella, as had been reported by the New York Daily News.
Walters said that she shared a New Year's hug and kiss with Langella during a party in Miami, and that unbeknownst to her, he was about to come down with a bad case of shingles. She explained that chicken pox can be transferred by someone with shingles, and said this is how she caught the illness.
The interesting twist to the story is that Langella, 75, dated "The View" co-host Whoopi Goldberg for several years. The two met on the set of the film "Eddie" in 1996, and ended up living together until they separated in March 2001.
MORE FROM WONDERWALL:
Selena Gomez, Zoe Saldana, and Maggie Gyllenhaal all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
From Beyonce to Jennifer Lopez, see how these stars keep their figures trim.Watch Video »
Find out which stars attended Jennifer Lopez's birthday celebration on today's Celebs Gone Social.Watch Video »
Cameron Diaz, Rumer Willis, and Ellie Goulding all get an F on this week's Fashion Offenders.Watch Video »
From Brad Pitt to Ian Somerhalder, see some of Hollywood's sexiest vampires.Watch Video »
Chrissy Teigen, Katy Perry and Lady Gaga spotlight their pooches on today's Celeb Gone Social.Watch Video »
Like us on Facebook?
UP NEXTSexy Sweeties
From Crowd Ignite