Wendy Williams Explains On-Air Breakdown Over Son’s ‘Dislike’ For Her

January 23, 2014  |  

Source: ABC

A couple of days ago we told you that TV host Wendy Williams got pretty emotional during a recent taping of her show as she discussed Madonna’s close relationship with her 13-year-old son, Rocco.

“Rocco is 13 years old and Rocco is a real fan of his mother,” Wendy said before making her emotional confession. “What I discovered this weekend is my son doesn’t like me anymore.”

Wendy went on to reveal that her son, Kevin Jr., has been very fond of his father these days, which often times leaves her feeling like the odd parent out. During a recent appearance on “The View,” Wendy further discussed her strained relationship with “little” Kev, which seems to be pretty temporary and the result of a phase that some teenage boys go through.

“First of all, I was on bed rest to have Kevin. I kept suffering 5-month miscarriages. And he never gave me morning sickness. As a baby he never cried. It’s almost like her knew that I struggled to have him. So I know that 13 and probably the next 5-8 years, according to how I remember me acting, he will be like this. His gravitation towards his father is a natural thing. They both have an affection for sneakers, fast cars…”

Wendy went on to say that she recently found that she constantly has to repeat herself when talking to Kevin because he doesn’t listen to her.

“For about the last year, it has been, ‘Kevin stop leaving tooth paste chunks in the sink’. You tell ‘em that once, you tell ‘em that three times.”

Of course, this is not uncommon behavior for a teenager. But when Barbara Walters suggested that, Wendy made it clear that she’s not going for it.

“If I ask you to do something once, you do it then. Barbara, I don’t play that.”

Wendy also shared that when Kevin saw her tearful breakdown, he reassured that he still loves her very much.

“He was off from school and he came down to my dressing room and was like, ‘Mommy, no I love you. You are so cool.’ I was trying to disrobe and he was like, ‘No, I can’t leave the room. I need to say this to you now so you understand.'”

“He made me a card after this happened. This ’5 Things I Love About Mom.'”

Aw, we’re glad that they patched that up!

Watch the full episode here.

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  • What’s he’s going through is perfectly normal behavior for a boy which is probably why in most indigenous cultures there’s some sort of coming of age ritual right about now. I suggest that moms of boys check out “It’s a boy!” so they can understand the stages their boys go through because it’s important that we understand a boy’s development so we can parent him properly.

  • FromUR2UB

    Why didn’t she just talk to his father? Her husband is supposed to back her up when it comes to the kids.

  • TheMsmother

    Wendy, he’s at an age where he needs daddy. Be grateful he has one around. A lot of our boys are momma’s boys because there is no father in the picture. That in no way means he doesn’t love you. But I know how you feel. I still baby my grown kids.

  • scandalous7

    uh oh, her son is growing into himself. Wendy, u better watch him.

  • MsDiva

    I know how Wendy feels…my 16 year old daughter recently moved in with her father. Told me she wants to be there and not here with me. I’m still upset.

    • Auntieruckus

      Im sorry hunny,hugs.

    • kiki j

      My ten year old son told me he wants to live with his dad. All I heard was he doesn’t want to live with me! Lol. But my husband reassured me that it’s not about me. It’s the fact that they have options. Kids go through phases. And when the other parent is the weekend parent the grass always looks greener on the other side. Don’t take it personal it’s a kid thing.

      • TheMsmother

        Perfectly said.

    • TheMsmother

      Girl, go shopping, take a trip to Vegas, hang out with the girls. Come home from work and don’t worry about cooking, laundry or yelling ‘clean your room’! She’ll miss you first, trust.

  • Lele

    Its good they patched things up

  • dontplaymom

    I am a married mother with an only child (son). When Wendy had her breakdown and spoke the words of her pain, she spoke my past pain as well. Yes, it hurts like hell to feel left out by your only son that you basically live for. I am the disciplinarian and I ran a firm household with my son. I was never the “fun” mom in his eyes. I never missed a heartbeat when it came to my son academically, to respect himself and others, self-discipline, sex, finances,extracurricular activities and real life issues while his dad was the fun man. My husband was not a great support in these areas, but I refuse to let him interfere.

    He now thanks me with the biggest hugs and tells me he is so glad that he listened to ME. He is now 24yrs old and has graduated his bachelors In accountant and received his masters in business admin this past December. Great job, nice car and his own apartment and no babies, lol. I will always cherish my role as the no non-sense mom gracefully. So Wendy, keep doing what you’re doing and stand firm. When things get serious or tough he will always come back to you, because he knows you are about being his mom, not his friend.

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  • Spell checker

    I”m sorry but who wrote this post there are so many typo’s and bad grammar it’s hard to read!!!

  • bigdede

    She still should not have did that on air.

    • Auntieruckus

      That ship has sailed

  • Dom

    Aww. “5 things I love about Mom” Thats so sweet! Honestly, my heart hurt for Wendy when she broke down. I’m glad she knows it’s just a phase and he’ll get over it soon enough. I really like Wendy!

  • Rebbekah

    It’s funny how she makes a living gossiping about other people’s lives, it makes you think that she’s got it all together… Goes to show you that even though she spends an hour a week talking about how out of order other people are her life is just as crazy if not worse!

    • kiki j

      Funny that’s what I think about a lot of commenters on this blog

      • Rebbekah

        yea, but we’re not making millions

    • MeMe

      It’s entertainment! I am sure it’s not personal, but she makes a living and that is how she feeds her family. At the end of the day she is human like everyone else.

  • Treacle234

    Glad to hear all is well with wendy and her son

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    • nina

      Their hot. Very run dmc

  • BabyBlue

    I’m so glad she checked Ms Walters. She is always cutting people off.

    • J Mc

      UGH YES!!!!! I mean I know The View is Barbra’s baby but I love it when she’s not on the show. She’s always interrupting people to state something that could have been left unsaid. I can’t wait till she’s gone for good.

      • BabyBlue

        Glad I don’t feel alone in this. She’s extremely rude and has a smart mouth. Bye Barbara!!

    • Shak75

      I agree. Seriously, Barbara irked the *bleep* outta me during that interview. I hate when folks get on their high horse and talk all condescendingly to folks. And asking if she was married to her son’s father…yeah… yeah (I’ll stop now)

      • Trisha_B

        When she asked if she was married to her sons father!!! I was like that is so rude! I couldn’t believe she actually said that