‘The Talk’: Julie Chen Reveals Family History of Polygamy (Video)

Grandfather had 9 wives, 11 children and countless mistresses


Just when it looked like THE VIEW was grabbing all the headlines…

Julie Chen dropped a family bombshell today on THE TALK — admitting publicly for the first time that her grandfather was a polygamist!

“He had nine wives, six of who bore him children,” she admitted during the show’s “Secrets Week.”

“He had 11 children that we know of, countless mistresses…As you can imagine this was very hard on my grandmother…It was hard on my mom…on his deathbed he apologized to my mom.”

Top that one, Rosie O’Donnell!

THE TALK airs daily in during CBS daytime.

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