The View’s Sara Haines admits she offers her husband of sex if he puts their three kids to bed


The View co-host Sara Haines admitted on The View this morning that sometimes she offers her husband a little X-rated incentive to take over bedtime duty with their three young children.

Haines, 44, shares five-year-old son Alec, two-year-old son Caleb, and three-year-old daughter Sandra with her husband, Max Shifrin — and with three youngsters running around, bedtime can be a particularly stressful time.

So recently, the TV host tried a creative tactic to get out of the chaos, offering to ‘pay him in other things, other currency.’

‘I turned to Max and I just said, “I’m willing to have transactional deals with you if you can just put the kids to bed, please,”‘ she said with a laugh. 

The View co-host Sara Haines admitted on The View this morning that sometimes she offers her husband a little X-rated incentive to take over bedtime duty with their three young children

Haines, 44, shares five-year-old son Alec, two-year-old son Caleb, and three-year-old daughter Sandra with her husband, Max Shifrin

Haines, 44, shares five-year-old son Alec, two-year-old son Caleb, and three-year-old daughter Sandra with her husband, Max Shifrin

The women of The View has been discussing a recent conversation between Kelly Ripa and her husband Mark Consuelos, in which Consuelos had said that the solution to any marital problem is ‘just have sex.’

Haines and the other co-hosts all joked that for men, sex was the answer to everything. 

‘I’m happy, I have sex. I’m tired, I have sex. I’m depressed, I have sex. It’s kind of a one note thing,’ Haines said of men’s thought process.

‘It’s funny, because knowing how men and women are so — I’m painting with broad strokes here — different in how we think, there have been times where, this just happened the other day, where our bedtime is really raucous,’ she said.

‘There’s always one running and darting, and it’s such a physical job,’ she went on. ‘The physical up, down, we’re at our empty tanks.’ 

So recently, she made the sexual overture to her husband if he took over — and admits that it was a fully transactional moment. 

'I turned to Max and I just said, "I'm willing to have transactional deals with you if you can just put the kids to bed, please,"' she said with a laugh

‘I turned to Max and I just said, “I’m willing to have transactional deals with you if you can just put the kids to bed, please,”‘ she said with a laugh

'There's always one running and darting, and it's such a physical job,' she went on. 'The physical up, down, we're at our empty tanks'

‘There’s always one running and darting, and it’s such a physical job,’ she went on. ‘The physical up, down, we’re at our empty tanks’

'That's about how romantic the suggestion felt too: "I will pay you in other things, other currency, if you go ahead and put those kids to bed,"' she said

‘That’s about how romantic the suggestion felt too: “I will pay you in other things, other currency, if you go ahead and put those kids to bed,”‘ she said

‘That’s about how romantic the suggestion felt too: “I will pay you in other things, other currency, if you go ahead and put those kids to bed,”‘ she said.

Surprised, her co-host Joy Behar asked her, ‘So you see it as a bartering system?’

‘If that is what he needs, and this is what I need, I think it sounds like a perfect solution,’ Haines replied. 

Not everyone is on board with Haines’ technique, with some criticizing Haines for it. One commenter said sounded ‘like prostitution,’ while another wrote: ‘She makes sex sound like a chore.’

‘There is another name for this type of transaction.’ said another. 

‘Cheaper to hire a nanny, Sara,’ snarked another, while one more wrote sarcastically, ‘How empowered and feminist. Don’t want to be judged by your sex, yet it is your crux of manipulation.’   

Not everyone is on board with Haines' technique, with one Twitter user blasting her for for perpetuating the idea that men need to be incentivized to do their job as fathers

Not everyone is on board with Haines’ technique, with one Twitter user blasting her for for perpetuating the idea that men need to be incentivized to do their job as fathers

Others were put off by the story because they said that behavior perpetuates the idea that men need to be incentivized to do their job as fathers.

‘This makes me ill. This is will teach other young women that their husbands deserve “favors” for doing their parental duties. Been there, done that, it’s not ok,’ she said. 

‘Using your body to get your husband to do his duties as a father is disgusting. No wonder men do not take us seriously,’ said another. 

‘I’m sorry but it sounds like he doesn’t help with the kids and she doesn’t give him any intimacy so they bribe each other to get what they wouldn’t otherwise,’ wrote one more. 

However, some people thought it sounded like a ‘win-win,’ with one commenting: ‘It sounds like a good exchange — he’s motivated, she’ll be more relaxed and less tired! It’s hardly the same as withholding sex or making unreasonable demands!’

Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro were pulled off set live on air this morning because they had tested positive for COVID-19

Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro were pulled off set live on air this morning because they had tested positive for COVID-19 

Her admission on The View this morning came just moments before two of her co-hosts, Sunny Hostin and Ana Navarro, were pulled off set live on air because they had tested positive for COVID-19.

Hostin and Navarro were broadcasting live Friday morning from ABC’s New York City studios, where they were scheduled to sit down with Vice President Kamala Harris in her first daytime appearance as VP.

But the pair were dramatically ordered off set seconds before Harris walked out on stage, leaving producers scrambling.

An employee of The View was heard yelling at both Hostin and Navarro, ordering them out as co-hosts Behar and Haines remained on stage.

The show quickly cut to commercial, before Behar later explained that her co-stars had returned positive results from a last-minute test.

‘Sunny and Ana both apparently tested positive for COVID. No matter how hard we try, these things happen,’ Behar explained.

A producer yelled at the co-hosts, ordering them to leave the stage just seconds before Harris was set to be introduced 

Harris did not come out to the stage, instead conducting her interview with Behar and Haines via video link from a room elsewhere at the ABC studios

Harris did not come out to the stage, instead conducting her interview with Behar and Haines via video link from a room elsewhere at the ABC studios

‘They probably have a breakthrough case and they will both be okay, I’m sure, because they are both vaccinated,’

A spokesperson from the Vice President’s Office told DailyMail.com that Harris ‘did not meet with the hosts prior to the interview.’

The interview with Harris was delayed, causing chaos on the show. Behar then began asking audience questions in a bid to kill time.  

Harris did not come out to the stage, instead conducting her interview with Behar and Haines via video link from a room elsewhere at the ABC studios. 

Her interview was supposed to take up a majority of the show, but was instead reduced to around 10 minutes.  

Harris addressed the saga at the beginning of her chat, stating: ‘Sunny and Ana are strong women and I know they’re fine, but it really also does speak to the fact that they’re vaccinated and vaccines really make all the difference because otherwise we would be concerned about hospitalization and worse.’  

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