This morning (Mar. 19), talk show host Wendy Williams spoke frankly to her audience on The Wendy Williams Show and revealed that she’s “been living in a sober house.”
“You know me for being a very open and truthful person and I’ve got more to the story for you,” Williams said. “You know [my husband] Kevin [Hunter] and I have The Hunter Foundation for the good of the people. We recently launched our 888-5 HUNTER number for those of you caught up in the struggle of addiction. Well, for some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house. When you see me come to work glammed up, right after the show I go across the street, I do my Pilates. I told you – two hours a day or [so], to take care of my body.”
Williams continued, “You know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in my past. I never went to a place to get the treatment. I don’t know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped.”
The former radio host shared what her typical day is like.
“Nobody knew because I look so glamorous out here. After I finish my appointments, seeing my brothers and sisters, breaking bread, I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to the home that I live in here in the tri-state with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family,” Williams explained.
“They hog the TV and watch soccer, we talk and read and talk and read. and then I get bored with them. Doors are locked by 10 p.m. Lights out by 10 p.m. So I go to my room, and I stare at the ceiling, and I fall asleep to wake up and come back here to see you. So that is my truth.”
At the end of Wendy’s episode, she talked about the number of people that she and her husband’s foundation has assisted.
“We have already successfully placed 56 people in recovery centers around the world, not just the country,” Williams said. “This is a 24-hour hotline, 7 days a week. Call 888-5 HUNTER.”
Williams recently took a two-month hiatus from her show, which caused a lot of speculation about the host. She returned on Mar. 4.
Glennisha Morgan is a Detroit-bred multimedia journalist and writer. She writes about intersectionality, hip-hop, pop culture, queer issues, race, feminism, and her truth. Follow her on Twitter @GlennishaMorgan