daytime show The Talk
is now free to discuss the ongoing #MeToo movement without walking on eggshells; show Den Mom Julie Chen
announced she is leaving, effective immediately.
“I have been at The Talk
since the day it started nine year ago,” Chen said in a message that viewers were told had been recorded on Big Brother
’s set moments earlier. Chen has not been seen on The Talk
since Season 9 began on September 10.
While saying The Talk
cast, crew and staff had become “family to me,” she explained, “right now I need to spend more time at home with my husband and our young son. So I have decided to leave The Talk
— Julie Chen (@JulieChen) September 18, 2018
Chen had announced moments before the season debut that she “was taking a few days off” to be with her family. Husband Leslie Moonves