She told July that she “believed the hype” about herself. “I was on a hit show, doing Payless; I was getting my health together; I met Al. I started to think, ‘Oooo, I got it going on!’ Now I know: Everything I had was a gift.”
Jones, who wrote the self-help memoir Shine: A Physical, Emotional and Spiritual Journey to Finding Love, says she is changing her ways. “I am rejoicing in learning from my mistakes and missteps and trips and falls,” she tells Extra.
Though Reynolds says she hasn’t spoken to any of her former View cohosts, she recently did receive some holiday cheer from the show’s youngest member, Elisabeth Hasselbeck. “I’m sure that everybody has gone on with their lives and I’ve gone on with mine,” says Reynolds. “I get some sweet, wonderful cards from Elisabeth all the time?I got the cutest Christmas card.?
In terms of her career, Reynolds announced last week her plans to host a three-hour radio program for the Radio One broadcasting network, which is airing this week. “I’ve learned that sometimes modesty and humility shows the most strength and courage. That’s the Star that you see right now.”