There is some drama brewing over at Home & Family. After being fired from the Hallmark Channel daytime show, Cristina Ferrare is now defending her replacement host Debbie Matenopoulos.
The news of Ferrare’s exit came seemingly out of nowhere earlier this month. Alongside Mark Steines, she had been co-host of the current program since 2012.
Since the news broke, many have criticized Hallmark Channel for hiring Matenopoulos only because she’s younger than Ferrare. Earlier this week, Maria Shriver said she was “ticked off” that the network fired Ferrare because she was “too old.” While this hasn’t been confirmed, Ferrare did recently post a picture of herself and Matenopoulos, saying she cares about the new co-host and the decision was only business.
Take a look at Maria Shriver’s video and Ferrare’s post below:
What do you think? Do you think Hallmark fired Ferrare for being “too old”? Do you like Debbie Matenopoulos as the new co-host?
Miss Cristina Ferrare on Home & Family. Cannot feel the connection with Debbie Matenopoulos. Doesn’t come across sincere or interested in the guests.
I am a retired schoolteacher who was a faithful Home & Family viewer before Cristina was replaced. Never watch it since sickening Debbie came aboard, can’t relate to “Barbie” drooling with shoulders out, all over “Ken”! What a turn off for all your previous faithful viewers! Your new direction is unappealing for older viewers. You replaced your greatest asset, Christina Ferrare… apparently due to her age.
Yea, I didn’t watch religiously but when Idid – I enjoyed it – don’t even pause anymore because of the new dingbat!
Deb is good on program but Cristina was real. Deb needs to cut long hair off and get a style. Too, too, much diy!!!! Too much cooking!! Do more health and beauty, more success stories, more real people dealing with health issues and life. Christina always looked so put together and sharp. Deb’s hair is too long, stringy and the accent is always on her perfect figure – she doesn’t look put together, just discombobuled. Sweet gal but producers keep her from being appealing to all. Cut hair, dress simply and sharply – more professional and again, her hair is… Read more »