Just before her final regular appearance on "The View" on Friday, May 16, Barbara Walters stopped by "Good Morning America" to promote her upcoming television special, talk about her next steps and her last regular appearance to "The View."
During her appearance on "Good Morning America," the often stoic newswoman who is known for making other people cry during interviews got a little misty-eyed when she shared a text message from her daughter.
After Robin Roberts asked about a special message she received this week, Walters read the message off her phone and said, "I just wanted to say I was thinking of you tonight. Tomorrow is a special day. You have impacted this world as very few can. This is a transition towards a new journey. I love you and wanted you to know how proud I am of you."
A teary-eyed Walters admitted, "This is the only time I cry. This is from my daughter Jackie, who never wants people to know she's my daughter because she wants to live anonymously and she does."
Walters adopted her daughter, Jacqueline Dena Guber, with her second husband, Lee Gruber, in 1968.
The 84-year-old newswoman admits in a new interview that will air as part of the ABC News special "Barbara Walters: Her Story," that one of her regrets is not spending more time with her daughter.
"I was so busy with a career. It's the age-old problem," Walters said in the interview, according to ABC News "And, you know, on your deathbed, are you going to say, 'I wish I spent more time in the office?' No. You'll say, 'I wish I spent more time with my family,' and I do feel that way. I wish I had spent more time with my Jackie."
Walters also says in the interview that Jackie, who is named after Walter's late older sister, had a difficult time dealing with the fact that her mother was famous.
"Jackie has found it difficult, all her life, because she wants to be anonymous, she just doesn't like to be a celebrity," Walters said. "She may be the only one in the world who doesn't like to be a celebrity."
On Thursday, May 15, Walters was joined by former and current panelists on "The View." Check out a recap here.
"Barbara Walters: Her Story" airs on Friday at 9 p.m. on ABC.
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