Julie Chen exits 'The Talk': Other talk show hosts react

Julie Chen's decision to leave "The Talk" after her husband, Les Moonves, was fired as the CEO of the show's network, CBS, has sent shockwaves throughout the world of television.

"I need to spend more time at home with my husband and our young son, so I've decided to leave 'The Talk,'" Chen explained of her decision to leave the show that she's been part of since it premiered back in 2010. "I want to thank everyone at the show for the wonderful years together. I will always, always cherish the memories we shared."

One day after Chen's Tuesday announcement via pre-taped video, the longtime television personality's peers on daytime TV are reacting to the news.

"Julie, from all of us at 'The View,' we do wish you well," Whoopi Goldberg said on Wednesday morning.

Wendy Williams, though, was a little less sympathetic to Chen.

"It's nice to know she watches 'Hot Topics,' where I said she should quit because she is a distraction," Williams said on Wednesday. "She ended up crying towards the end but, in my mind, those weren't tears because of the crew. In my opinion, she wasn't crying because of the cast and the crew and the staff and stuff. She was crying because now she has to go back to the compound and deal with that man and try to keep her son out of it. And there is no compound to me that is big enough."

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'The Talk' through the years
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LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 22: Actress America Ferrera discusses her new television series on 'The Talk,' Monday, February 22, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, America Ferrera, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - AUGUST 26: The 7 Wonders of THE TALK! Season 7 premieres with shocking reveals, behind the scenes secrets, surprising reunions and more. Monday, Sept. 12, 2:00 PM ET/1:00 PM, PT/CT on the CBS Television Network. Julie Chen, shown (Photo by Robert Ascroft/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 9: Television host Craig Ferguson visits 'The Talk,' Monday, May 9, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Craig Ferguson, Leeza Gibbons, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. '(Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 11: Actor Bradley Whitford discusses his new television biopic on 'The Talk,' Wednesday, May 11, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Bradley Whitford, Sharon Osbourne, and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 9: Television host Craig Ferguson visits 'The Talk,' Monday, May 9, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Craig Ferguson, Leeza Gibbons, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 21: Actor Joel Kinnaman discusses his television series on 'The Talk,' Friday, April 22, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Carnie Wilson, Sara Gilbert, Joel Kinnaman, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 12: Academy award winners Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon discuss the 25th Anniversary of 'Thelma & Louise' on 'The Talk,' Tuesday, April 19, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. 'The Talk' hosts celebrate the 25th Anniversary of 'Thelma & Louise' with actresses Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon on 'The Talk,' Tuesday, April 19, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 12: Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon discusses her new film 'The Meddler' on 'The Talk,' Tuesday, April 19, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sara Gilbert, Susan Sarandon, Sharon Osbourne, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 25: Award-winning singer, songwriter, musician Sir Elton John discusses his new album, 'Wonderful Crazy Night' on 'The Talk,' Friday, February 26, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Sir Elton John, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Carnie Wilson, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 22: 'Top Talker' Nancy O'Dell ('Entertainment Tonight') visits 'The Talk,' Tuesday, February 23, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilert, Nancy O'Dell, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - JANUARY 27: Comedy legend Carol Burnett discusses her SAG Life Achievement Award on 'The Talk,' Wednesday, January 27, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Carol Burnett, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - APRIL 5: Media legend Oprah Winfrey visits 'The Talk,' Monday, April 17, 2017 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Oprah Winfrey, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Cliff Lipson/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 10: Television personality and author Caitlyn Jenner discuss her new book, 'The Secrets of My Life' on 'The Talk,' Wednesday, May 10, 2017 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Caitlyn Jenner, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - OCTOBER 19: 'The Talk' celebrates Halloween with its 2nd Annual Rocktober Lip Sync War featuring can't-miss performances from the hosts as they transform into iconic musicians; including special guest host, music icon and actor LL Cool J (CBS's 'NCIS: Los Angeles') on Monday, October 31, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Sharon Osbourne. Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 22: The ladies of The Talk welcome musician Charlie Puth on Thursday, September 22, 2016 for the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Charlie Puth, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown. (Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - MAY 11: Actor Bradley Whitford discusses his new television biopic on 'The Talk,' Wednesday, May 11, 2016 on the CBS Television Network. From left, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert, Bradley Whitford, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen, shown.(Photo by Sonja Flemming/CBS via Getty Images)
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"Today" show co-anchors Savannah Guthrie and Hoda Kotb appeared on "Watch What Happens Live" on Tuesday night following Chen's tearful announcement, and they expressed how difficult Chen's situation has been.

"I think it was probably a tough decision for her," Kotb said. "That show -- and I really love that show, actually -- you have to give so much of your own personal life in it. I think it would be hard to be on that show and if you couldn't share, so I sorta understood."

"Whatever she decides, we have to respect her," Guthrie added.

On Wednesday morning's "Today" show," Kathie Lee also shared her thoughts on Chen's predicament.

"It always bugs me when they say the humiliated so-and-so," she said. "I'm capable of humiliating myself. She's not humiliated. She's heartbroken. There's a big difference. You know what I'm saying?"

Fellow CBS personalities Gayle King and Norah O'Donnell also reacted to Chen's departure from "The Talk" on Wednesday morning's "CBS This Morning."

"You can tell that was a tough time for Julie yesterday," King said. "She's done a great job and you know how much she loved doing that job, too. She'll be missed on that show."

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NEW YORK - APRIL 11: CBS president and Viacom CEO Leslie Moonves and his wife TV personality Julie Chen arrive to the American Theater Wing Annual Dinner. This year's Spring benefit honors CBS Television and it's chairman Leslie Moonves held at Cipriani's 42nd St. April 11, 2005 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images)
Julie Chen and Leslie Moonves during 2004 Vanity Fair Oscar Party - Arrivals at Mortons in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Leslie Moonves and Julie Chen during CBS at 75 at Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/WireImage)
NEW YORK - OCTOBER 7: (HOLLYWOOD REPORTER OUT) Julie Chen and Leslie Moonves attend the New York premiere of Quentin Tarantino's 'Kill Bill Vol. 1' at the Ziegfeld Theater October 7, 2003 in New York City. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)
Leslie Moonves;Julie Chen attends the 59th Annual Tony Awards held at Radio City Music Hall, New York BRIAN ZAK. (Photo by Brian ZAK/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)
Leslie Moonves and Julie Chen during The Museum of Television & Radio Honors Leslie Moonves and Jerry Bruckheimer - Arrivals at Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel in Beverly Hills, California, United States. (Photo by Jean-Paul Aussenard/WireImage)
Julie Chen and Leslie Moonves during Columbia Pictures and Revolution Studios' World Premiere of 'Freedomland' at Loews Lincoln Square Theater in New York City, New York, United States. (Photo by E. Charbonneau/WireImage for Sony Pictures-Los Angeles)
HOLLYWOOD - NOVEMBER 30: CBS Chairman Leslie Moonves (R) and TV personality Julie Chen arrive at the first annual UNICEF Snowflake Ball held at the Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel on November 30, 2005 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)
FOXBORO, MA - SEPTEMBER 06: President and CEO of the CBS Corporation Leslie Moonves and his wife Julie Chen attend the grand opening of the CBS Scene Restaurant & Bar on September 6, 2008 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Mary Schwalm/Getty Images)
Leslie Moonves and Julie Chen attend the '63rd Annual Tony Awards' at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Lars Niki/Corbis via Getty Images)
CBS News anchor Julie Chen and husband, CBS Corporation President and CEO Leslie Moonves attend the 2011 CBS Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 18, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Charles Eshelman/FilmMagic)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 16: TV personality Julie Chen and President and Chief Executive Officer of CBS CorporationLeslie Moonves arrive at The Weinstein Company And Relativity Media's 2011 Golden Globe Awards Party held at The Beverly Hilton hotel on January 16, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 29: Julie Chen and Leslie Moonves arrives at the 2012 TCA Summer Tour - CBS, Showtime And The CW Party at 9900 Wilshire Blvd on July 29, 2012 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 16: TV personality Julie Chen AND President & CEO of the CBS Corporation Leslie Moonves attend the Vanity Fair Party during the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival at the State Supreme Courthouse on April 16, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 13: Leslie Moonves and Julie Chen attend The Weinstein Company's 2013 Golden Globes After Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 13, 2013 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 06: TV personality Julie Chen and CBS President and CEO Leslie Moonves attend AFI's 41st Life Achievement Award Tribute to Mel Brooks at Dolby Theatre on June 6, 2013 in Hollywood, California. 23647_003_SK_1164.JPG (Photo by Stefanie Keenan/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 06: President and chief executive officer of CBS Corp. Leslie Moonves and television personality Julie Chen attend the Costume Institute Gala for the 'PUNK: Chaos to Couture' exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 6, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: Producer Julie Chen and President and CEO of CBS Corporation Leslie Moonves attend the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival Vanity Fair Party at State Supreme Courthouse on April 14, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 15: Producer Julie Chen (L) and President of CBS Leslie Moonves attend Universal Music Group's 2016 GRAMMY after party at The Theatre At The Ace Hotel on February 15, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by C Flanigan/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 13: Leslie Moonves and Julie Chen attend the 2015 CBS Upfront at The Tent at Lincoln Center on May 13, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: TV personality Julie Chen (L) and CBS' Leslie Moonves arrive at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 28: TV personality Julie Chen (L) and CBS' Leslie Moonves arrive at the 2016 Vanity Fair Oscar Party Hosted By Graydon Carter at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on February 28, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 19: Television personality Julie Chen (L) and CEO of CBS Leslie Moonves attend the premiere of CBS's 'Star Trek: Discovery' at The Cinerama Dome on September 19, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Livingston/Getty Images)
THE OSCARS(r) - The 89th Oscars(r) broadcasts live on Oscar(r) SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2017, on the ABC Television Network. (Tyler Golden/ABC via Getty Images) JULIE CHEN, LESLIE MOONVES
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"We should say 'The Talk' won many Emmys and is a great daytime program that focuses a lot on a whole range of issues and Julie's done a great job," O'Donnell added.

On Monday's episode of "The Real," a rival show of "The Talk," the co-hosts had differing opinions on what Chen should do next. Loni Love said that "it's appropriate that she leaves," while Adrienne Bailon urged Chen not to "hide" during this difficult time.

"This is the time that she should be talking about it!" she added.

[H/T E! News]

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