How she doin’? Through the years, Wendy Williams has made headlines for way more than simply her brutally sincere opinions and on-air spats along with her A-list interviewees.
The speak present host, who was as soon as dubbed “New York’s Shock Jockette” throughout her radio days, has discovered herself face-to-face with quite a few well being and personal struggles. She was hooked on cocaine for a decade in the starting of her career, and extra not too long ago has battled Graves’ illness, hyperthyroidism and different bodily illnesses.
Williams’ marriage has additionally been a sizzling matter (no pun supposed). For years, she has weathered allegations that her now-ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, was residing a double life and had been untrue to her. After the TV producer welcomed a child with one other girl in March 2019, Williams lastly pulled the plug on their 21-year marriage. The former couple finalized their divorce in January 2020.
The following year, Williams opened up about the place she stood with Hunter, telling Extra, “He calls from time to time. … I don’t block his number though, he’s my son [Kevin Jr.’s] father.”
The pair’s ups and downs have been explored in Williams’ Lifetime biopic, Wendy Williams: The Movie, which aired in January 2021. A documentary titled Wendy Williams: What a Mess accompanied the film. While talking with the Los Angeles Times about the two movies, the Masked Singer alum referred to them as a “breakup project.”
She defined in January 2021, “I’m 56 years old. My breakup project is not destroying my ex-husband. I don’t regret meeting him. We fell in love almost instantly. We’ve been through a lot. … I have no regrets about marrying him, and I have no regrets about divorcing him.”
The New Jersey native asserted at the time that she had “outgrown” the relationship no matter reported scandals. “That’s the best way I can describe it,” she stated. “And I’ve accepted my growth as opposed to fighting it.”
Williams didn’t need both film to carry again about her previous — even the most troubling components. Viewers discovered that she is the survivor of sexual assault and bought a extra in-depth take a look at her struggles with substance abuse. The Dancing With the Stars alum additionally recalled receiving “endless calls” with supportive messages about her prior miscarriages, which she skilled earlier than welcoming her son in 2000.
“You’d be surprised how many women opened up and said, ‘Oh, my gosh, Wendy, that happened to me,’” she instructed the newspaper. “I would get stopped in the streets. … It really became very soothing for me to feel like my loss was able to help other people not feel embarrassed, not feel ugly or less than a woman.”
Take a glance again with Us Weekly at a few of the Ask Wendy creator’s personal woes.