The controversial talk show host recently shared a commemorative photo with her parents in order to celebrate Father’s Day. After taking a break from TV because of a health scare, Williams recently reflected on her career that spans three decades already.
Wendy Williams is known for saying it like it is on daytime television. Her sharp tongue and sly comments have earned her a lot of frenemies in the entertainment industry, but her fans absolutely love her for not being afraid of speaking out her opinion about other celebrities.
With three decades in the game, Wendy has earned a position as one of the most iconic talk show hosts in Hollywood, and despite her fame, she’s still a dedicated wife, mother, and daughter.
The 53-years-old recently shared a photo on Instagram alongside her parents, Thomas and Shirley Williams, in order to wish her dad a Happy Father’s Day. The fans pointed out just how much she looks like her parents, who smiled brightly to the camera showing how proud they are of Wendy, the middle child of three children.
Just a few days ago Williams, who has a 17-years-old son with her husband Kevin Hunter, opened up about the change of her career from radio to television, admitting that the process was as hard for her as it was for her listeners.
Speaking to ABC News’ Chief Business Technology and Economics Correspondent Rebecca Jarvis on an episode of ABC Radio’s “No Limits,” Wendy admitted that the key to her success and establishing her brand as “Just Wendy” has been her confidence.
“The Wendy Williams Show” will start its 10th season the next fall, but at the beginning of the show, Wendy didn’t have the loyal audience she has now. It has been an evolving process for her and her fans, who met her first through the radio, where she was even more direct than she is on camera.
“It was very difficult to try to explain because I tried to explain to the people who really loved me on the radio. But the people on the radio the first couple of seasons were like, ‘Who is this girl. This is not Wendy!” said the star of the process.
Wendy started her radio career while majoring in Communications at Northeastern University, and her wittiness and confidence earner her positions in radio stations in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York.
“On radio, I was a hellcat, and now I’m a hellcat on daytime TV,” Williams said.
A few months ago she had to take a three weeks break ordered by her doctor after he found out her levels were way off. She suffers from Graves disease and hyperthyroidism, but her health was her last priority in between all her work and taking care of her family.
Now, Wendy is back stronger than ever, and when asked by Jarvis what would she say to her 6-years-old self about her life now, she said: “You turned the world on. You made it on your own terms.”