Julie Chen is leaving ‘The Talk’ a week after her husband stepped down from CBS

The Talk co-host Julie Chen announced Tuesday afternoon that she would be leaving the show “to spend more time at home with [her] husband and [their] young son.” In a short pre-recorded video, Chen addressed her loyal audience, her co-hosts and everyone who works on the show.

“I have been at The Talk since the day it started nine years ago,” she began, “The cast, crew and staff have become family to me over the years.”

She then proceeded to thank everyone involved with the show for their loyalty, calling her time there “a privilege I will always be grateful for.” She then addressed the remaining co-hosts, Eve, Sheryl Underwood, Sara Gilbert and Sharon Osbourne individually. She also seemingly endorsed Carrie Ann Inaba (who has guest hosted before) as her replacement.

“I love you all and I know this show and the sisterhood it stands for will live on for many, many, many years to come,” she finished, “You ladies got this and I cannot be more proud to call you my friends. I love you.”

Chen’s announcement comes just one week after her husband, former-chairman and CEO of the CBS Corporation Les Moonves, stepped down from his position in connection with two investigative reports containing credible allegations from multiple women about workplace sexual misconduct. The reporting, by Ronan Farrow of Harvey Weinstein take-down fame, alleged that Moonves not only forced himself on his female subordinates at CBS, he also actively sought to end or damage their careers if they refused his advances.

Moonves has confirmed three of the encounters but maintains they were consensual. CBS announced they would donate the executive’s $20 million exit compensation to organizations that support the Me Too movement.

A source told CNN that Chen is leaving The Talk because “She has decided that her main focus needs to be clearing her husband's name from accusations made 25-30 years ago and tending to her son.” She will apparently stay on as host of Big Brother.

Fans noted that Chen signed off from last week’s Big Brother as “Julie Chen Moonves.” It is common knowledge that Chen never uses her husband’s name on air. It was assumed to be a symbolic gesture since she has voiced her support for her husband.