"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." she said.
"We love you, Julie", Gilbert said after the message aired.
The other co-hosts had tears in their eyes and Gilbert thanked Chen right back, adding, "We love you, Julie". Most important, I want to thank you, the viewers, for allowing me into your home every day. At the very least, many people in the industry think it will be next to impossible for Chen to resume her day job on The Talk.
The high-powered Moonves resigned earlier this month after at least 12 women came forward to accuse him of sexual misconduct in a pair of New Yorker articles authored by Pulitzer Prize victor Ronan Farrow.
The most recent allegations against Moonves, which follow-up on original allegations made in late July, were published in The New Yorker, and reportedly range from the mid-1980s into the early 2000s.
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That show of support has many thinking Chen will finish out her Big Brother contract (the summertime show wraps next week) and then exit CBS for good.
According to CNN, two sources close to Chen said she will be leaving the panel chat show "effective immediately". Co-host Sharon Osbourne said in the season premiere that "obviously the man has a problem", referring to Moonves.
Chen went on to thank "everyone behind the scenes" and her co-hosts while appearing to choke up.
Since then, six more women have gone public with their allegations against Moonves - which include forced kissing, forced oral sex, unwanted advances and physical abuse - in a second New Yorker report published on September 9.
On Sept. 9, the New Yorker reported the women's accusations, which include Moonves allegedly forcing them to perform oral sex.
Chen and Moonves have been married since 2004 and have an eight-year-old son, Charlie.
Moonves denied the allegations and asserted that it was all part of a "concerted effort" to take him down.