The “Wendy Williams Show” host made an announcement on her show on March 19, 2019 that she is living in a sober house.
She made the announcement through tears. “… You know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in the past. I never went to a place to get treatment … there are people in your family, it might be you … I want you to know more of the story.”
She explained that she returns to the sober house after work and personal activities.
“After I got to the Pilates and go to several meeting all around town in the tri-state area, I see my brothers and sisters caught up in the struggle. It’s been really interesting, this ride.”
The talk show host said that only her husband, Kevin Hunter, knew what she was doing.
“Only Kevin knows about this. Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew because I look so glamourous out there. After I finish my appointments … I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to a home that I live in the tri-state with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family. … We talk and read and talk and read and then I get bored with them. Doors locked by 10 p.m., lights out by 10 p.m., so I go to my room and stare at the ceiling and fall asleep to come here and see you. So that is my truth.”
Williams, 54, took a two-month hiatus from her show. She had previously stated that her hiatus was to treat her Graves’ disease. While she was out, guest hosts including Nick Cannon and Jerry O’Connell filled in on her behalf. Williams returned to her show in early March.
Once she returned, she addressed rumors surrounding the health of her marriage stating, “I’m still very much in love with my husband. Don’t ask me about mine.” She pointed to her wedding ring and added, “It ain’t going anywhere. Not in this lifetime.”
During her time off, she said she was spending time with her family and she just needed time for herself. She is her own best friend.
The next day, Williams revisited her dark past with drugs before she announced that she and her family had launched a substance abuse hotline to help people struggling with addiction get the care and assistance they need.
By Jeanette Smith
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