'Big Brother' host Julie Chen marries CBS president Les Moonves
By Reality TV World staff, 12/29/2004
Any Big Brother viewers hoping that CBS might replace series host Julie Chen anytime soon had better stop holding their breath. Chen, who also doubles as co-host of the network's The Early Show morning program, quietly wed CBS president Les Moonves in a Thursday, December 23 sunset ceremony in Mexico.
According to The Associated Press, the 34-year-old Chen wore an ivory gown designed by Reem Acra during the ceremony. Only 30 friends and family attended the wedding, which took place at a private home in Acapulco. After the ceremony the couple honeymooned at Cabo San Lucas' ritzy Las Ventanas resort.
News of the couple's wedding had been expected for some time, with reports of their upcoming wedding first emerging in July.
According to reports, the pesky fact that the 55-year-old CBS president was still technically married to Nancy, his previous wife of 24 years, had prevented the ceremony from occurring earlier. Earlier this month, Moonves successfully petitioned a Los Angeles judge grant him a divorce before finalizing the divorce's alimony, child support and property division details, finally clearing the way for him to marry Chen.