Wendy Williams Addresses Divorce & Talks 'New Life' With Son
By Peyton Blakemore
April 15, 2019
Wendy Williams dedicated her infamous "Hot Topics" segment to herself on Monday (April 15).
After months of speculation about her sobriety, marriage, and most recently her divorce, the talk show host got real-ish about what she's been going through and her plans for the future. "It’s crazy 'cause now my business is your business," Wendy said with a laugh to kick off her usually gossip-filled segment. "It’s kind of funny. Turnabout’s a fair game, I get it."
"I'm moving out of the sober house in just a few days, you know," she then revealed. "It'll be Wendy on her own." As fans know, Wendy announced that she was living in a sober living facility last month. Then days later, she was reportedly hospitalized due to an alleged relapse after reportedly being found drunk.
"I have to tell you, you know, I’ve been dealing with issues with addiction, alcoholism, and I have a whole new life that I planned for myself and my son," she continued, making it clear that it was going to be just her and her 19-year-old son moving forward. "Believe me you, when you lay in a room with no TV and four gray walls all day … this is my life in the sober house, it’s one of the best things, honestly, that could have ever happened to me."
While she didn't mention her divorce directly, Wendy hinted that she's choosing to keep the details of her split under wraps until she's ready. "You wear a different mask when you’re out here," she explained. "Everybody has things in their life that they’re … not ready to share with the world."
"Addressing my sobriety, my addiction, head-on has really helped me sort out every single compartment of my life," Wendy added. "I have a commitment to me and my son to come out of here better, stronger and faster than ever. And by the way, I will still commit. … I commit that the motto of this show will always be, 'Their business is our business.'"
As previously reported,Wendy filed for divorce from her husband of nearly 22 years, Kevin Hunter last week. "Thank you to everyone for respecting the family’s privacy during this time. Kevin is supportive of Wendy and they are working through this process together," the personal representative for Wendy told People in a statement. "No additional comment will be provided at this time."
According to Page Six, the 54-year-old talk show host served Kevin with divorce papers early Thursday morning (April 11). The couple's split comes amid rumors Kevin's alleged longtime-mistress gave birth to a baby girl last month.
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