It took her husband’s extramarital affairs and eventually a divorce for Nancy Wiesenfeld to catch the attention of the public. Indeed, many know her as the ex-wife of popular media executive Leslie Roy Moonves, but what else do they know about her? Moonves was the CEO of CBS when he and his former wife filed for a divorce citing irreconcilable differences. Nancy has been on the spotlight especially after her ex immediately moved on with news anchor Julie Chen. This made the story of her divorce all the more interesting. There is so much more to know about Wiesenfeld and you will learn all about it here.
Nancy Wiesenfeld – Bio
She was born on May 15, 1960, in California and is of white ethnicity. Growing up, Nancy was very much interested in dancing and she began attending dance classes from a young age. But this did not stop her from getting a formal education. Wiesenfeld alongside her younger sister attended the same high school. She thereafter attended the University of California and graduated with a degree in arts.
Nancy Wiesenfeld rose to popularity after she began a relationship with Leslie Moonves. Following years of dating, Nancy and Leslie tied the knot in December 1978. Their wedding was the talk of the town and it was graced by family, friends and lots of personalities. The couple welcomed their first child, a girl named Sara Moonves in 1984. Later on, they also welcomed two sons Michael and Adam.
After what seemed like so many years of blissful union, things began to go sour between the two. Moonves had started an extramarital affair with CBS personality Julie Chen. Moonves and Chen managed to keep their affair under wraps for a while until it finally came to light. Nancy Wiensfeld was hurt so bad by the unwelcomed development and sought ways to win her man back. It hurt even more when she found out that she was about the last person to know about the affair. Nancy at the time boycotted CBS programmes so as not to see the face of her husband’s mistress.
In 2003 their marriage finally hit the rocks with Nancy filing for divorce at the Los Angeles Superior Court. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for the divorce and prayed the court to grant her request. Reports had it that Moonves, on the other hand, sought that the entire procedure is hastened so he could return to the status of being single.
After over 20 years of marriage, the couple finally parted ways in 2004, following the finalizing of their divorce. The infamous divorce was indeed a public affair; it was covered by various media platforms with many weighing on the issue. Moonves was the Chairman and CEO of ‘CBS Corporation at the time and so the whole process was all in the open.
Moonves and Julie Chen got married on December 23, 2004, in Mexico after his divorce from Wiensfeld on December 10, 2004. They welcomed their first child, Charlie Moonves five years later in September 2009.
Leslie Moonves later resigned as the CEO of CBS in 2018 following massive allegations of sexual misconduct against him.
Facts To Know About Leslie Moonves’ Ex-Wife
Nancy Wiesenfeld has built a portfolio of her own and has a lot to show for it. Following her divorce from the former CBS head, she ventured into several lucrative businesses which elevated her status to an enviable level. She is the owner of various properties and though she has not asserted to this, has a net worth amounting to millions of dollars. She owns her place of residence in Los Angeles.
It is not clear whether Moonves’ ex-wife is married to another man at the moment, but some sources have suggested this. What we do know is that she is living happily and comfortably in Los Angeles. She prefers to maintain a low profile life and always try to stay away from the media.
Body Measurements – Height and Weight
Nancy Wiesenfeld has maintained a slim body figure all her life. With her body stats which have been given as 34-26-35, she hardly encounters trouble fitting into clothes of her choice. Wiesenfeld stands at a height of 5ft 6in (1.67m) which is proportional to her weight of 55kg (121 lb). She wears size 6 (US) for her shoes, and 33B for her bra.