While The View is notorious for having its fair share of dramatic exits, nothing quite trumps O'Donnell's two departures from the show – once in 2012 after a single season and most recently in 2015 after serving as co-host for six months. "She's focused on her kids now. This is the right thing for her to do," the comedian's rep Cindi Berger told PEOPLE, citing O'Donnell's reason for leaving the show not being the result of backstage drama. "The stress of a daily live talk show is a lot – and the separation is a lot, and you reach a certain point where you have to put health and family first, and she has." The comedian's reasoning was quickly brought into questions after several sources noted tension between O'Donnell and The View's moderator, Whoopi Goldberg.