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‘They Love Each Other!’ Nicolle Wallace Downplays Whoopi-Rosie Tension On ‘WWHL’

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Jan. 8 2015, Updated 2:51 p.m. ET

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The View’s Nicolle Wallace downplayed rumors of a rift between co-stars Whoopi Goldberg and Rosie O’Donnell, but admitted, in tongue-in-cheek fashion, that her coveted gig on the ABC chat-fest is not one with great job security.

And while Wallace, 42, might be out of the political spectrum for now, she hasn’t forgotten how to remain politically correct.

Wallace -- who worked for former Pres. George W. Bush, and 2008 candidate Sen. John McCain -- took a diplomatic approach when asked on Wednesday, by What What Happens Live host Andy Cohen, if the tension between her co-hosts Rosie O’Donnell and Whoopi Goldberg is as fierce as rumored to be.

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“Of course not, they love each other,” Wallace said, to which Cohen responded, “Love each other like sisters who hate each other, or love each other?”

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Wallace said that the two have a mutual professional respect for one another, clarifying that “they love each other like people who’ve been in an industry for a long time."

She added that the hot lights and quest for ratings might contribute to the tension, noting that “On TV, things happen!”

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At the top of the program, Wallace -- a new addition to the show along with Rosie Perez to replace the departed Sherri Shepherd and Jenny McCarthy -- joked that she feels like every week on the volatile show could be her last.

“I feel like every week, they could fire me, like at the end,” she said. “I always take all my stuff and my pictures, in case!”

Cohen reassured her, “No, no, I think you’re doing great.”



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