Wendy Williams

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TV and radio personality Wendy Williams got her start as a radio DJ and host on Hot 97 in New York City. The "shock jockette" was fired and then hired by Philadelphia station Power 99 with the help of her husband at the time Kevin Hunter, who was also her agent. Wendy eventually made her way back to NYC where she worked on the radio until 2009. 

Instead, Wendy shifted her focus to her new daytime talk show The Wendy Williams Show, which made its debut in 2008. Wendy made headlines in 2019 when it was revealed that her husband had an affair and welcomed a child with another woman. The couple divorced in January 2020. Wendy has also been open about her health, including her diagnoses of Graves' disease and lymphedema. 

Wendy is the proud mother of son Kevin Hunter Jr. 

Full Name: Wendy Joan Williams

Birthday: July 18, 1964

Relationship Status: Single, previously married to Kevin Hunter 

Instagram: @wendyshow

Twitter: @wendywilliams

Net Worth: $40 million

Fun Fact: Wendy Williams was the executive producer of her Lifetime biopic, Wendy Williams: The Movie, which premiered on January 30, 2021. 

Latest Wendy Williams News and Updates

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    By Elizabeth Randolph
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    By Gabrielle Bernardini
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    Wendy Williams Just Squashed Her Months-Long Beef With an Old Friend

    DJ Boof left the 'The Wendy Williams Show' in late 2020. But an Instagram post proves that DJ Boof and Wendy's months-long beef has ended.
    By Katie Garrity
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    Why did 'The Wendy Williams Show' get canceled? Many people believe it's because of the host's health issues. Now the show is being replaced.
    By Kori Williams
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    After 13 Seasons on the Air, 'The Wendy Williams Show' Is Coming to an End

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    By Joseph Allen
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    Wendy Williams Has Tested Positive for COVID in a Breakthrough Case — Is She OK?

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    By Anna Garrison
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    Wendy Williams Was Diagnosed With COVID-19 Ahead of the Season 13 Premiere

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    By Allison Cacich
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    Wendy Williams Has Gone Instagram Official With Her New Boyfriend — Who Is He?

    Who is Wendy Williams dating? The talk show host's coupledom with Mike Esterman ended quickly and now she has a new man in her life. Details inside.
    By Sara Belcher
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    Erica Mena Threatened to Beat up Wendy Williams After She Spoke About Her Marriage

    Talk show host Wendy Williams tells it like it is. After speaking on Erica Mena's marriage, she was threatened by the reality star. Details inside!
    By Tatayana Yomary
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    Is Wendy Williams Divorcing Husband Kevin Hunter for Allegedly Knocking up His Side Chick?

    The talk show host, who's no stranger to controversy, found herself at the center of the rumor mill when allegations that husband Kevin Hunter impregnated his mistress started floating around the internet.
    By Mustafa Gatollari
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    Wendy Williams Won’t Start Going Easy on Celebs Just Because She's Been a Hot Topic Lately

    Wendy Williams' ex-husband Bert Girigorie is now an entrepreneur living in North Carolina. What you should know about him and how Wendy is moving on.
    By Rebecca Macatee
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    Wendy Williams Issues Apology After "Cleft Lip" Remark Sparks Major Backlash

    Wendy Williams received major backlash after mocking Joaquin Phoenix's "cleft lip." Plus, details on petition calls for daytime host to be fired.
    By Gabrielle Bernardini
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    Is It Really True That Wendy Williams Had a Relationship With Biggie Smalls? We Investigate

    The TV host hasn't confirmed or denied the dating rumors about her and the Notorious B.I.G. So now we're wondering, did Wendy Williams date Biggie?
    By Nakeisha Campbell
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    Wendy Williams' Niece Is Also a Presence on TV Screens, at Least in Florida

    Wendy Williams may host a talk show, but her niece is also on TV, as a reporter for the Local 10 ABC News team in Miami, Florida since 2018.
    By Joseph Allen
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    Wendy Williams Is No Stranger to Health Problems

    Wendy Williams recently announced a sudden weight loss, but what people are also talking about is her swollen ankles, so what happened to them?
    By Chrissy Bobic
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    Wendy Williams Threw Major Shade at NeNe Leakes on 'What Watch Happens Live'

    Wendy Williams went on ‘Watch What Happens Live’ and talked about NeNe Leakes. So, what did she have to say about her former friend?
    By Katie Garrity
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    Fans Are Wondering What Is Going on With Wendy Williams' Legs Again

    What happened to Wendy Williams' legs? The talk show host has discussed her leg and ankle swelling as a result of a longtime battle with illness.
    By Shannon Raphael
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    NeNe Leakes Calls out Wendy Williams for Talking "Negatively" About the Reality Star

    NeNe Leakes addresses the Wendy Williams feud in her latest YouTube video. The former 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' star called out the talk show host.
    By Leila Kozma
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    Wendy Williams Reveals Her Mom Died "Many Weeks Ago"

    What happened to Wendy Williams' mom? The talk show host revealed that Shirley Williams passed away "many weeks ago." What to know.
    By Gabrielle Bernardini
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    Wendy Williams Comes Forward With Sexual Assault Allegations

    ‘Wendy Williams: The Movie’ will soon be released, along with the details of her sexual assault allegations against the late R&B artist Sherrick.
    By Jamie Lerner
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    Wendy Williams Is in a Feud Again, but This Time It's With Her Own Brother

    Talk show host Wendy Williams called out her brother after he took to Instagram to slam her for not attending their late mother's funeral.
    By Katie Garrity
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    Wendy Williams Is Throwing Shade at Her Ex-Husband Over His Many Affairs

    Wendy Williams said that her ex-husband Kevin Hunter had extra-marital affairs for more than 15 years of their marriage.
    By Joseph Allen
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    Who Are Some of the Famous Figures Wendy Williams Has Dated?

    Wendy Williams' dating history is practically as illustrious as her history on television. Here's a breakdown of who she has been involved with over the years.
    By Chris Barilla
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    Wendy Williams Reflects on Her Parents After the Death of Her Mother, Shirley

    Wendy Williams discussed the legacy of her parents and her relationships with them following the death of her mother, Shirley Williams.
    By Anna Garrison
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    Wendy Williams Opened up About the Sexual Assault Depicted in Her Lifetime Movie

    Who raped Wendy Williams? The talk show host, subject of a new Lifetime TV movie, recently alleged she was date-raped by the late R&B artist Sherrick.
    By Dan Clarendon
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