ET spoke with Chen about finding a new co-host in August, just several weeks after Tyler left the show, where she compared the casting process to speed dating.
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"Honestly, I am the most excited I've been in a long long long time", Eve, whose full name is Eve Jihan Jeffers-Cooper, told her fellow co-hosts.
Though the 39-year-old Pennsylvania native now resides in London with her husband, British entrepreneur Maximillion Copper, and her four stepchildren, the decision to join the Daytime Emmy Award-winning talk show was simple.
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She made her official debut Tuesday, after appearing as guest co-host during the week of October 13. Eve also acted in the "Barbershop" feature film franchise as well as starring in her own self-titled sitcom for the defunct UPN in 2003-06.
It sounds like the multi-hyphenate will be pretty busy with not only her new hosting role, but also as a singer and actress.
"Once I did the first test week and I met all the ladies, I felt the energy - not only from them but everyone I met on the set, and it was great", she said. "I'm always interested in unique and fun parts", Eve told Variety. "I feel like the first day of school". However, in an effort to find a replacement for Tyler, the series saw stars like Shemar Moore, Chris O'Donnell, Eric Christian Olsen and Wilmer Valderrama fill in the host chair temporarily. However, saying goodbye proved hard for Tyler, who viewed her fellow co-hosts as family.