Sheryl Underwood Gets Emotional As Julie Chen Departs From ‘The Talk’
After a week-long break from “The Talk”, Julie Chen officially announced her departure from the show this week. This comes just days after her husband, Les Moonves, was ousted as chairman-CEO of CBS following information that was released regarding his role in allegedly attempting to blackball and sabotage Janet Jackson’s career following the Super Bowl incident with Justin Timberlake.
Chen returned to “The Talk” to announce her official departure, saying,
“I need to spend more time at home with my husband and our young son, so I’ve decided to leave ‘The Talk.’”
Of her co-hosts, Sheryl Underwood was especially emotional about the news.
Underwood, who shed tears for her co-hosts’ departure, took to Twitter to retweet words of support.
@sherylunderwood I’m going to miss @JulieChen so much but right now we as her friends need to be strong for her and pray for her and her family to get through this ?? Maybe she’ll come back but now she needs time to get through this hard time ?Love you both ??Love Ashley
— ??Mary'sLILLamb?? (@rebaslildiva) September 18, 2018
I love you so much Sheryl. You are the kindest, most awesome human out in TV land. Bless you.
— Therese Boudreau (@spiritstar57) September 18, 2018
Watch Julie Chen’s entire goodbye announcement below.