Julie Chen Moonves On Being Ousted From ‘The Talk’ & Why She Has ‘Nothing But Love’ For The Co-Hosts Who Opposed Her
19.09.2023 - 19:25
Julie Chen Moonves is turning the other cheek.
The former news anchor and host of “Big Brother” recently sat down with ET Canada’s Keshia Chanté to chat about her new audiobook But First, God, and talked about her 2018 exit from “The Talk”.
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In her book, Chen Moonves reveals she was forced from her role as co-host and moderator of the daytime talk show following the firing of her husband, former CBS head Les Moonves over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Speaking with “Good Morning America” this week, she admitted “I felt stabbed in the back” by two of her co-hosts on “The Talk” after standing by her husband amid the allegations.
Asked about that period, Chen Moonves told ET Canada, “I look back at that time as what needed to happen to me personally in order for me to finally look up and see God. He has been in my life since I was in my mother’s womb. I just wasn’t acknowledging him and it’s in the darkest of times that the light shines the brightest.”
She added, “So I look back to that as a pivotal moment of a new beginning for me. When life really began, when Julie decided to wake up and grow up.”
Though she had spoken about her feelings of betrayal, Chen Moonves didn’t actually name the co-hosts who were involved in her departure from the show.
“It’s not important. It doesn’t do anyone any favours,” she told ET Canada. “What I want people to take away from it is that God heals all wounds. There is nothing but love now. And, you know, weapons will form against all of us. But with God in your life, they won’t prosper. And that’s a perfect example. There was no reason to name any names. It’s not important.