When discussions on The View turn to politics, Elisabeth sometimes finds herself all alone. But she says she never feels picked on. "I always say all my best friends growing up, most of them are liberals right now, and we always have great conversations. My parents are independents. We've had great conversations," she says. "And to me, to be able to come here and talk with these women every single day about the most important topics and the most fun topics, never do I feel picked on. I always feel wonderfully challenged and loved and embraced."

Elisabeth's husband, Tim, a former NFL quarterback, says what you see on TV isn't necessarily the real Elisabeth. "People think she's super type A and buttoned-up," he says. "But the reality is she's a throw-it-on-the-floor-and-I'll-deal-with-it-later type of person."

Elisabeth and Tim started dating at Boston College 13 years ago—she was captain of the softball team and he was captain of the football team. They have been married for eight years and have three children ages 5, 3 and 19 months. "We are blessed with them," she says. "[But] we're done. I run from Tim now. Three is good for us. I originally thought we wanted to have four or five, but whoa! Three's good."


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