Wendy Williams has been living in a sober living house, according to the talk show host. She bravely admitted on her show on Tuesday morning that she’s been attending meetings and working with others who struggle with addiction.
“I have been living in a sober house,” she told the audience near the end of her show. “When you see me come to work, glammed up, right after the show I go across the street to my Pilates, two hours a day, you know I like to take care of my body. And you know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in my past. I never went to a place to get the treatment, I don’t know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and it just stopped. But there are people in your family, it might be you, who are struggling, and I want you to know more of the story. So this is my autobiographical story, and I’m living it, and I’m telling you this.”
“After I go to the Pilates, I go to several meetings, all around town in the Tristate area, and I see my brothers and sisters caught up in their addiction and looking for help,” she added. “They don’t know I’m Wendy, they don’t care I’m Wendy. There’s no autographs. There’s no nothing. It’s the brothers and sisters caught up in the struggle. And it’s been really interesting, this ride. Only Kevin and Kevin [Jr.] have known about this. Not my parents. Nobody! Nobody knew because I looked so glamorous out here. But after I finish my appointments seeing my brothers and sisters and breaking bread, I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to a home that I live in here in the Tristate with a bunch of smelly boys who’ve become my family. They hog the TV and watch soccer. We talk and read and talk and read and then I get bored with them. Doors are locked by 10 p.m. Lights out by 10 p.m. So I go to my room and I stare at the ceiling and I fall asleep, to wake up to come back here to see you. So that is my truth.”
The heartfelt admission actually comes as The Daily Mail released an exclusive story today revealing the news. It seems Williams may have shared it in the hopes of getting in front of the story. The site has photos of her leaving from and going into the sober living house, run by the Pure Recovery Network in Long Island City. The publication alleges that she started struggling with alcohol and pills in December after fracturing her shoulder following a confrontation with husband Kevin Hunter about his possible infidelity. They claim she fell on her own during their row, and afterward, she found herself battling with depression and used her pain meds and alcohol to cope.
Despite those claims, Williams is still with Hunter and he has been seen escorting her to the sober living house.
They actually also claim that she flew to Florida in January to go to a detox and rehab facility, not to be hospitalized for Graves’ as she said, which was was supposed to be behind her hiatus from her talk show.
“Kevin sent her to a high end rehab facility in Delray Beach, Florida, right on the beach,” a source said. “But she was still drinking in the rehab. She was getting people to sneak her things in. She was photographed with a woman outside a CVS in Florida, it was the mother of another patient in rehab who she’d met. Wendy had her to take her to CVS drug store, where wine and beer are also sold.”
The source who spoke to The Daily Mail also claimed Kevin actually brought his mistress, Sharina Hudson, to Florida when he was supposed to be down there supporting Wendy.
“Kevin flew to Florida to visit his wife and took Sharina with him,” they said. “She stayed at the hotel while he went to see Wendy during the day.”
“Around February 19, Wendy came back to New York. She went into a sober living facility in Long Island City and now she’s sleeping at a recovery residence there and has a sober coach with her at all times, they even go to the bathroom with her,” the source added.
While the sober living home is in Long Island, Wendy actually resides in Livingstone, New Jersey. She returned to her show at the beginning of March claiming to be healthier and happier than ever.
“I have a plethora of doctors, my medical team, and I’m happy to tell you, I’m doing swell,” she said at the time. “I just wanted to take some time for myself.”
We wish her well in her recovery, and applaud her for being open about her struggle.