Julie Chen has been through a lot lately. From her husband, Les Moonves’ sexual misconduct scandal and subsequent exit from CBS to her exit from The Talk, Chen has had a rough ride recently. Now, amid the news of her returning to the talk show after Sara Gilbert’s exit, she has been spotted with white bandages around her face and head. What happened to her? Let’s find out.
Chen was seen with white bandages wrapped around her face while out in LA on Wednesday afternoon. Dressed casually in a light purple hoodie, baggie ripped jeans and Adidas sneakers, she was photographed by paparazzi while she was making her way to her car.
It appeared as if she had a procedure done to her face or head, as she had thick white bandages wrapped around her forehead, cheeks, and chin. She seemed very different from her glamorous fashions fans are used to seeing as he was spotted in casual attire and no makeup. No update regarding whether the bandages were for any injuries or any cosmetic procedure is yet to come.
Open About Plastic Surgery
The Big Brother host previously admitted to having undergone double eyelid surgery, early in her career to make her Asian eyes look bigger. She discussed her surgery during the episodes of The Talk in 2013 when all the hosts were making surprising revelations about themselves.
She went under the knife after she was rejected time and again in her career as a journalist due to her Chinese ancestry. She had to face a rift with her family members after she opted for surgery against her parents’ wish. Her career took off after she underwent blepharoplasty.
Later, she stated that her strong passion for the career she is pursuing led her to where she is today and she doesn’t regret her decision.
Returning to The Talk?
In the wake of the allegations claiming that Moonves forced himself on multiple women without their consensus, he resigned from CBS, of which he has been the president since 1996 and the chair since 2016. Shortly afterward, defending her husband, Chen left her spot a host of the network’s daytime talk show, The Talk, in September 2018.
In a taped message she announced her decision to exit while fighting back tears. She stated that she would be going on indefinite leave after CBS forced her husband to step down.
“I have been at The Talk since the day it started nine years ago and the cast, crew, and staff have become family over the years. 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
Now, an insider says that Chen sees Gilbert’s exit as the perfect time to return because she has paid the price for her husband’s misconduct. Gilbert is leaving the show after her wife Linda Perry gave her no choice claiming that she has no time for her family.
The Talk airs weekday mornings on CBS, and Gilbert’s last show will air on August 2nd.