Julie Chen is the longtime host of Big Brother and she is also a producer for the network it airs on, CBS. Her husband Leslie Roy Moonves also works for the network, as the Chairman of the Board, President, and Chief Executive Officer of CBS Corporation. Both are big successes in the entertainment industry, as The Richest reports Moonves has an estimated net worth of $300 million, while Chen’s wealth is estimated at $16 million, according to Celebrity Net Worth.
Prior to meeting Chen, Moonves married his ex-wife Nancy Wiesenfeld in 1978. The couple had three children together before divorcing in 2004. That same year, Moonves began dating Chen, who was a reporter on The Early Show at the time. It was a matter of a few weeks later that Moonves married Chen in Mexico and in 2009, Chen gave birth to their son, Charlie Moonves, according to Reality TV World. In an interview with the NY Daily News at the time, Wiesenfeld implied that her ex had something going on with Chen while they were married. Wiesenfeld stated that:
I don’t want to see [Chen]. It’s not healthy for me or my kids … I felt that everybody knew about what was going on [between Moonves and Chen]. And everybody did know. Except me.
The Associated Press reported that Chen wore a Reem Acra designer dress at her wedding and just 30 people were in attendance. The wedding took place at a private home and the couple honeymooned at Cabo San Lucas’ Las Ventanas resort. Before Chen started dating Moonves, she was in a longterm relationship with television news editor Gary Donahue.