Montel Williams recently slammed his fellow talk show host Wendy Williams (no relation), implying that the troubles she’s been facing for the last couple of months are karma for belittling and putting people down on her show.
It’s been quite the rough year for Wendy, who recently filed for divorce from her husband and continues to battle addiction, but while several colleagues have reached out in support, Montel is taking a different route.
Montel Williams at the 3rd Annual Vetty Awards on Jan. 20, 2018 in Washington, DC. |Photo: Getty Images
At the 34th annual Ellis Island Medal of Honors last Saturday, US Weekly caught up with the former “Montel Williams Show” host and asked if he had any advice for Wendy during her trying time.
“Wendy’s show is so much different than mine,” Montel said. “Where she does a program that literally has for years now, honestly, belittled and put down people who are going through what she’s going through.”
Wendy Williams at Build Studio on April 17, 2017 in New York City. |Photo: Getty Images
The 62-year-old added:
“So it’s that crazy thought that needs to go through your head. Be careful who you point a finger at because you never know when one of them is pointing back.”
While Montel’s comments might seem a bit harsh, it appears there’s some precedence to them. He and Wendy’s relationship has reportedly been strained since the latter took over Montel’s studio spot with her “Wendy Williams Show.”
Wendy, 54, also reportedly gloated about replacing Montel’s show that ran from 1991 to 2008 and allegedly insinuated that he was gay during an episode of her old radio show.
Montel’s comments about Wendy come precisely one month after the controversial TV queen filed for divorce from her husband of 21 years, Kevin Hunter.
The filing followed several months of speculation concerning Kevin’s infidelity and the last straw for Wendy was probably the news of her husband fathering a love-child with his alleged mistress of over a decade, Sharina Hudson.
Wendy has also been struggling with health issues, taking an extended break from her show earlier this year due to Graves’ disease complications, only to return in March and tearfully confess that she’s been living at a sober house in connection with her struggles with addiction.
Thankfully, it appears Wendy is trying her best to move on from the chaos. She revealed last month that she'd be moving out of the sober house and talked about starting a new life with her and Kevin’s son, Kevin Jr.
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