‘My Parents Have Done A Number On Me:’ Wendy Williams Admits She’s Still Haunted By The Way Her Family Obsessed Over Her Weight As A Child
Despite her rough exterior, media maven Wendy Williams also has a softer side— a side that new fans will be introduced to and longtime fans will be reacquainted with in her new book, Ask Wendy. Although she’s always been pretty open about her struggles weight loss, she rarely ever lets her guard down long enough to explain the impact that being overweight had and still has on her self-image. In an interview with The Grio’s Chris Witherspoon, Wendy revealed that in addition to being an obese child, the way her parents obsessed over her weight and subjected her to weekly weigh-ins, haunted her well into adulthood.
“Each time I tell that story, I feel further and further removed from the emotions that used to choke me. You know, with their weighing and with their obsession with my weight and ulitmately speaking, my obsession with my weight.”
“I could lie to you and tell you that I’m fine with the way that I am right now, but the fact is my parents have done a number on me,” the self-proclaimed “Queen of All Media” confessed. “And that number will forever have me pinching an inch and checking in the mirror and obsessing over calories for the rest of my life.”
“I’ve been on a diet every single day of my life because of what they did to me and what the world made me believe about myself. In addition to what goes on the household about weight, there are magazines and airbrushing. I can admit my weight situation. I have breast implants, I’ve had liposuction, more than a few times. I do count my calories. I don’t obsess about my weight, but it’s in the top five things that drives me daily in the choices that I make,” Williams continued.
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