Julie Chen & Les Moonves Spotted Together After Her ‘The Talk’ Exit
On Wednesday, Julie Chen and Les Moonves were spotted for the first time since she stepped away from “The Talk.”
The pair acted as a united front while attending service on Yom Kippur with son Charlie, 8, in Los Angeles.
The family wore matching navy blue suits to the service.
Earlier this week, Chen barely held back her emotions in a pre-taped video, confirming her exit on “The Talk,” saying, “I have been at 'The Talk' since the day it started nine years ago, and the cast, crew and staff have become family to me over the years. But right now, I need to spend more time at home with my husband and our young son. So I've decided to leave 'The Talk.' I want to thank everyone at the show for our wonderful years together. I will always, always cherish the memories we shared.”
After her farewell, CBS said in a statement, “For eight seasons, Julie Chen has co-hosted 'The Talk' with incredible energy, grace and professionalism. Her talents played a big role in our successful launch of CBS' first network daytime talk show, and in the series growth into an Emmy Award-winning broadcast. All of us here have tremendous appreciation for the dedication and passion she brought to the show every day and for her generous role as an ambassador for CBS Daytime. We are grateful for her many other contributions, respect her decision and wish Julie all the best in everything she does.”
On last night's episode of “Big Brother,” Chen continued to stand by Moonves amid sexual misconduct allegations, which he has vehemently denied. She signed off for the second time as “Julie Chen Moonves.”
Though she has left “The Talk,” Julie will continue her hosting duties on “Big Brother.” A source recently told People magazine, “She will continue to work on 'Big Brother' and looks forward to hosting the show for years to come.”