Julie Chen Works on 'Big Brother' After 'The Talk' Exit Amid Husband Les Moonves' Sexual Misconduct

Updated On 20 Sep, 2018 Published On

Following her 'The Talk' exit, Julie Chen will now continue to work on 'Big Brother'. The television personality, who supports husband Les Moonves despite his alleged sexual misconduct scandal, will continue hosting the reality show.

A source close to the news anchor, 48, told PEOPLE, "She will continue to work on Big Brother and looks forward to hosting the show for years to come".

During an episode of Big Brother on Wednesday, September 19, Julie signed off the show using Moonves' last name; she looked into the camera and said, "Good evening, I’m Julie Chen Moonves. Welcome to Big Brother."

This comes two days after Julie announced that she was leaving The Talk show following her husband's firing from CBS after sexual misconduct allegations made against him.

In a prerecorded video during the daytime talk show on Tuesday, September 18, she said,

Right now, I need to spend more time at home with my husband and our young son. Moonves and Chen have been married for 14 years and they share 8-year-old son Charlie. However, she has not yet revealed if she will remain the host of Big Brother, which she has been doing since 2000.

Julie's departure from the daytime talk show comes over a week after CBS fired Moonves, who had been working as the chairman and CEO of the network, after multiple women accused him of sexual harassment.

Previously, a source close to the Big Brother production told PEOPLE, "Everyone knows that it’s a big ‘f— you’ to CBS that she did it, because she never, ever refers to herself as anything but Julie Chen."

Julie and Moonves have been married since 2004 and they share son Charlie, 8, together.