These six surprising facts about Wendy Williams reveal that this talk show host has had more drama than the average gal. Yet, she’s overcome her past. Currently, this statuesque diva is the hottest personality on daytime TV bolstering her networth to $7.5 million.
Fact #1: Wendy was an awkward child.
Besides being 5-foot-7 by sixth grade and wearing a size 11 shoe, this fashion maven also played the clarinet. In no way could she blend into the crowd. Naturally, these awkward years prepared her for the wild ride to showbiz.
Fact #2: She is rumored to be a man.
Whispers that Ms. Williams is a transsexual have been swirling underground for years. Why? From her face to height (6 feet) – she appears a bit masculine. And, her penchant for extravagant wigs, heavy make-up and glitzy clothes add to hype. Yet, there’s no proof that she’s packing- literally, making us pretty sure she has ovaries. (Yahoo Voices story.)
Fact #3: As a DJ, she was once fired.
After college, Williams struggled to succeed in radio. She was even let go from a New York station for saying too much. Producers urged her to ‘shut the hell up.’ Fortunately for us, she didn’t listen. Eventually, her gift for gab led to an induction to the National Radio Hall of Fame.
Fact #4: She has enemies in black Hollywood.
Her bad blood with several high profile celebrities began prior to television. Wendy Williams riled up deceased singer Whitney Houston. (They made up later.) Her insistence on outing allegedly gay black rappers, actors and actresses also did the same. (See the list here.)
Fact #5: Williams was a functioning drug addict.
Throughout her 20’s, for ten years, Wendy was hooked on cocaine. She’s been very open about this. The shocker is she got sober without rehab. By slowly weaning her self off cocaine, the desire to use went away.
Fact #6: She was once kicked out of church.
After the miracle birth of son Kevin, Wendy returned to church. She wanted to give thanks. Unfortunately, this decision was cut short. Leaders asked her to leave following an on-air report that she had seen a couple having sex in the church parking lot. (Read story.) Williams now practices her faith at home.
These six surprising facts about Wendy Williams reflect her humanity. Like us, she’s had her ups and downs, but managed to move forward and build a comfortable life.