‘The Talk’ Former Co-Host Carrie Ann Inaba Pays Tribute to Her Mother With Series of Photos

by Madison Miller

Carrie Ann Inaba took to Instagram to give her mother a sweet shout-out on Mother’s Day.

The former “The Talk” co-host posted a series of photos of her mother. One of the pictures is of her mother on the studio set for “The Talk.” She wrote, “Happy Mother’s Day Mom! Thank you for your love and never-ending support! I applaud you and how you face the hardships of life, with grace and humor! I love you! And I appreciate you more than words could ever express.”

Carrie Ann Inaba was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii with her parents.

Inaba Leaves ‘The Talk’

According to HuffPost, Inaba announced recently that she would be leaving “The Talk” temporarily “to focus on my well-being.” She didn’t give specifics but did write #autoimmunewarrior as a tag on the post. She has shared in the past that she had been diagnosed with Sjogren’s syndrome, lupus, and rheumatoid arthritis. She is actually the Sjogren Syndrome Foundation’s National Awareness Ambassador and Spokesperson. Inaba has been proactively talking about SS in the hopes of extended research, which could lead to a treatment or a cure.

“The Talk” has attracted quite the controversy over the past month. Sharon Osbourne left the show after defending Piers Morgan’s dismissal of Meghan Markle’s points about racism in the British Royal Family.

“The Talk” has also hit a series low in total viewers in the past weeks. It is also ranking last amongst daytime broadcast shows.

Inaba is a judge on “Dancing with the Stars,” a popular dance competition show. She took a break from that show as well after contracting COVID-19 in December 2020. Inaba started out as a singer in Japan but suddenly became popular for her dancing. She was one of the original Fly Girls on “In Living Color” in the early ’90s.

Carrie Ann Inaba Conversations

While Carrie Ann Inaba takes a break for health-related reasons, she still can connect with people from her website, Carrie Ann Conversations. It is an online wellness magazine, which “aims to help readers live a happier, healthier and more evolved life.”

The site features articles like “Lessons My Betta Fish Taught Me,” “How to Color Your World With Scents,” and “How to Be a Better Listener for Your Pets.”

She has been a longtime advocate for animals and supports the Humane Society of the United States and PETA.