Julie Chen learned a valuable lesson from her family's dark history.
On Thursday's The Talk, the 46-year-old shared the terrible story of her great-grandmother and aunt being kidnapped and held for ransom.
Chen explained that since her grandfather was a wealthy businessman, it drew a "target on his back" years ago.
Apparently, a group of bandits once kidnapped his elderly mother and one of his teenage daughters, threatening to kill them if a large ransom wasn't paid.
Julie's grandfather managed to gather up all the money and gave it to his nephew to deliver for the exchange… except the family member double-crossed him and "disappeared into the night with the money."
Unfortunately, it was that very stab in the back that led to the murder of the CBS host's great-grandmother: