On Wednesday's episode of The Talk, Gilbert acknowledged that the story of her relationship with Linda Perry had been told, prematurely.
"The other day I was just out, and the paparazzi were there," she said to the panel, as a photo of her and the musician-turned-producer was shown on the monitor.
After The Talk co-host and Perry were spotted shopping together hand-in-hand over the weekend, reports surfaced that the two were dating.
"All these articles are out that I'm in a new relationship," Gilbert told the audience, prompting applause. "I go online, and it's on CNN ... it's weird."
"I do want to share [the news] with you ... but I want to do it on my terms, in full hair and makeup," she joked.
In August, Gilbert ended her relationship with her partner of 10 years, Allison Adler.