Former daytime TV star Wendy Williams has loads on her plate months after she entered a wellness facility earlier this yr.
At the WBLS 107.5 Circle of Sisters 2022 occasion in New York City, the longtime “Wendy Williams Show” host made her first public look in months and mentioned she’s making extra enterprise strikes and seeking to fall in love.
“[The show] was actually changing into a burden after 14 years,” she mentioned Monday. “For me, I was just ready for something new.”
In a 30-minute dialog with WBLS persona Jus Nik, Williams informed the viewers at Resorts World New York about her well being situation lymphedema, which causes her toes and legs to swell.
The tv star, who additionally lives with the immune system dysfunction Graves’ illness, checked right into a wellness middle in September to “help manage her overall health issues.” She left the power in October and says she is “back and better than ever.”
On Monday, she introduced that optimistic spirit whereas talking about her upcoming self-titled podcast. Williams mentioned she will “just be free” together with her audio challenge and forgo a lot of the manufacturing logistics she skilled whereas on her speak present.
Williams additionally mentioned Monday that she “can’t wait to fall in love.”
“It’s not enough that I sit home by myself at 58 years old,” she mentioned. “I love men and I will never deny it.”
The tv and radio persona has been married twice — first to Bert Girigorie in 1994, then to Kevin Hunter in 1997. Both marriages resulted in divorce. Williams, who shares a baby with Hunter, mentioned she now desires romance with out tying the knot.
“I don’t wanna get married. I want him to have already had kids,” she added.
In the Q&A portion of the dialog, she echoed her sentiments on marriage: “I would never marry again in my life. I love, but I don’t love that hard.”
Williams additionally revealed that she’s going to obtain an honorary doctorate from her alma mater Northeastern University. Williams — “Call me Dr. Wendy” — mentioned the respect is “a really big deal for me.”
While musing on her new ambitions and endeavors, Williams mirrored on her previous — particularly the gigs she gained’t take up once more. In 2013, Williams made her Broadway debut in “Chicago” as Matron “Mama” Morton. And it appears she had her fill with that.
“That was one of the best, worst things of my life,” she mentioned.