Julie Chen Moonves opened up about her resolution to get a facelift after leaving The Speak in 2018 in her new audiobook However First, God. Within the memoir, Julie, 53, revealed that she was compelled to depart the daytime present, and he or she admitted that she determined to get the cosmetic surgery to look “fabulous and rested” when she made her eventual return to TV. She additionally opened up concerning the pressures for ladies to look “younger” within the leisure business.
In a single excerpt, the host likened the choice to getting in form after a breakup. “You know the way some individuals, after they get damaged up with by a cherished one, they get a revenge physique? Properly, I needed to get a revenge face. So I obtained a decrease facelift,” she mentioned, per Variety.
Whereas Julie hadn’t supposed to inform anybody about her process, she mentioned that somebody did snap an image of her leaving her appointment. “And I believed, Ooh, nobody’s gonna know. They’re simply gonna suppose I look fabulous and rested. However leaving one among my physician’s appointments wanting completely unrecognizable and utterly bandaged up like a mummy, little did I do know I obtained caught by the paparazzi,” she wrote.
At different factors within the memoir, Julie additionally claimed that she was compelled to depart The Speak after her husband Les Moonves resigned from his place with CBS amidst sexual misconduct accusations, which he denied. “The choice to depart the present was made for me,” she wrote within the guide. She claimed, “with my identify and my husband’s identify being within the headlines and all this chaos, two of my co-hosts referred to as the powers at CBS and mentioned, ‘If Julie reveals as much as work tomorrow, we’re not coming in.’ So, I used to be mainly instructed, ‘Please don’t come again to work anymore.’”
After leaving The Speak, Julie returned to TV because the host of Movie star Massive Brother. Elsewhere within the guide, Julie additionally opened up about reconciling along with her former Speak co-host Leah Remini after The King of Queens star left the present.