By Lynette Rice
Updated November 30, 2011 at 09:41 PM EST

On today’s episode of The Talk, Sara Gilbert revealed her initial reservations about doing a daytime talk show: She’d have to talk about her private life! Now, current events have forced her to open up. She’s dating Linda Perry, a producer/songwriter who once served as a the lead singer for 4 Non Blondes.

After her romance hit the tabloids on Sunday (she and Perry were photographed looking decidedly un-Hollywood), Gilbert used today’s show to come clean. “When I decided to do this show, I wasn’t sure I wanted to be a host because I would be talking about my personal life.” Yep, because that’s how you make a talk show good, woman!

In August, Gilbert spoke oh-so-briefly on The Talk about splitting from her longtime partner, Allison Adler.