Connect with us

Entertainment

Wendy Williams makes 1st appearance since wellness center stay: exclusive photos

News Agencies

Published

on

(Photo: Wendy Williams/Calvin G Productions)

Wendy Williams is doin’ OK these days. After a recent reboot at a wellness center, she made her first public appearance. (Photo: Wendy Williams/Calvin G Productions)

Wendy Williams sparkled in her first public appearance since her wellness center stay.

Yahoo Entertainment has exclusive photos of the former Wendy Williams Show host, 58, at her one-time radio station’s annual WBLS Circle of Sisters event in New York City on Monday.

“Contrary to what the blogs and tabloids want people to believe, Wendy is recovering amazingly well [and] looks fabulous,” says her publicist, Shawn Zanotti. “Being in the public eye is truly what Wendy loves.”

Williams looked ready to dazzle the crowd in a shimmering low-cut jumpsuit with black furry boots. She had the full glam going as far as makeup and straight blond locks parted down the center.

The TV and radio personality clearly seemed happy to be back commanding attention at the center of the room — the first time in quite a while that she has graced the stage.

Williams, who stepped down from her talk show in 2021 amid health issues which then morphed into a battle over her finances, gabbed with the audience about personal and professional endeavors.

(Photo: Wendy Williams/Calvin G Productions)

Williams said at the event she has lymphedema, or tissue swelling, specifically in her feet. “I refuse to get in a wheelchair though,” she told the audience. (Photo: Wendy Williams/Calvin G Productions)

At the start, she talked about having lymphedema, which is tissue swelling, specifically in her feet. “I refuse to get in a wheelchair, though,” Williams told the crowd. (She’s been photographed by paparazzi using one on different occasions.) She also deals with Graves disease, an autoimmune disease, that causes overstimulation of the thyroid, which can lead to puffy eyes, anxiety, fatigue, insomnia and elevated blood pressure.

Williams also spoke about her messy exit from her talk show, saying that as much as she loved being in her purple chair, she was “ready to do something new with my life. It was really becoming a burden after 14 years…” as the job was so much more than just getting glam to talk to about celebrities. She said helming the show bearing her name took a lot of work. Now, she can do anything she wants, or nothing at all. In the short term, her focus is podcasting — and she said it will finally drop in a few weeks.

While she hosts a podcast, she plans to travel. “I’m going to take a year of my life to fly and do and see things I’ve never done before … while I’m young enough,” she said.

She went on to share her hope that she’ll fall in love again, after her bitter split from Kevin Hunter in 2019, but doesn’t ever want to marry again.

“I can’t wait to fall in love,” Williams said. “I love men… But … I don’t want to get married. I want him to have already had kids. I want him to be someplace around my age — [between] 10 years younger than me and maybe 15 years older than me… And then we’ll be able to do things together, like if we want to all of a sudden want to fly from New York City… to France … for two days to have food or whatever, I want to be able. A man that [said], ‘Come on, baby. Let’s do it. Do we fly private or do we fly public?'”

Williams became visibly emotional during the Q&A at the end when someone praised her for being a trailblazer, especially for Black women, and pressing on amid the turmoil and negativity put on her. “There are millions of us behind you holding you up,” the person told Williams. “You keep going, Wendy, you don’t give up.” It took Williams a moment to find the right words, wiping away her tears with a tissue, and she thanked them for their support: “I appreciate you.”

She also said it won’t be her last sit-down like that one, promising, “I will definitely be back.”

Continue Reading
Advertisement

Breaking News

Advertisement

Editor Pick’s

Latest Entertainment

Iqra Aziz did not feel relaxed working with Feroze Khan Iqra Aziz did not feel relaxed working with Feroze Khan
Entertainment2 hours ago

Iqra Aziz did not feel relaxed working with Feroze Khan

Pakistani drama Actress Iqra Aziz says she did not feel relaxed while working with actor Feroze Khan. In the program...

Entertainment10 hours ago

‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’ Wins Best Feature at Gotham Awards

The 32nd annual Gotham Awards have wrapped and big winners of the night were “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” and...

Entertainment10 hours ago

Gotham Awards 2022: Winners List (Updating Live)

The 32nd annual Gotham Awards is underway (watch it live here) the celebration that marks the official start of awards...

Entertainment10 hours ago

Gotham Awards 2022: Full Winners List

The 32nd annual Gotham Awards have wrapped and big winners of the night were “Everything Everywhere All at Once,” and...

Entertainment10 hours ago

Nick Holly, Manager and Co-Creator of ‘Sons & Daughters,’ Dies at 51

Nick Holly, a manager, writer and producer who co-created the ABC comedy series “Sons & Daughters,” died Nov. 21 of...

Entertainment11 hours ago

Billie Eilish opens up about boyfriend Jesse Rutherford: ‘I’m really happy about it’

Billie Eilish and Jesse Rutherford attend the LACMA Art+Film Gala at Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles...

Entertainment13 hours ago

Jennifer Lopez reflects on Ben Affleck split: ‘I honestly felt like I was going to die’

Jennifer Lopez celebrates 20th anniversary of This Is Me…Now and reflects on Ben Affleck relationship. (Photo: Barcroft Media via Getty...

Entertainment14 hours ago

Collin Gosselin says reality TV affected relationship with mom Kate: ‘I think it tore us apart’

Kate and Jon Gosselin’s son Collin is opening up about his mom. The 18-year-old, who appeared on the reality show...

Latest Sports

Sports32 mins ago

Fantasy Football: Early waiver wire pickups for Week 13

Check out two players to consider pursuing on the waiver wire in fantasy leagues ahead of Week 13.

Sports52 mins ago

Jones, Maddux, Morris consider Bonds, Clemens for Hall

Sixteen members of the contemporary baseball era committee will meet to consider the Cooperstown fate of an eight-man ballot.

Sports1 hour ago

Steve Kerr, Warriors view James Wiseman’s G League assignment as ‘long term’

Steve Kerr spoke about James Wiseman's development prior to the Warriors' game against the Timberwolves on Sunday.

Sports2 hours ago

World Cup 2022: Cameroon GK Andre Onana misses Switzerland match, reportedly leaves team after disagreement with coach

Andre Onana is reportedly no longer with the national team after he disagreed with the coach's defensive tactics.

Sports2 hours ago

Patriots owner Robert Kraft gives Devin McCourty special gift before 200th game

Devin McCourty will reach a special milestone Thursday against the Bills, and Patriots owner Robert Kraft presented the veteran safety...

Sports3 hours ago

Lakers blow 17-point lead late as they fall to Pacers at the buzzer

The Lakers blew a 17-point lead late as Pacers' Andrew Nembhard made a three-pointer at the buzzer as the Lakers...

Sports3 hours ago

Why NBA players channeling ‘Mamba Mentality’ bothers Warriors GM Bob Myers

Warriors general manager Bob Myers isn't a fan of players channeling Kobe Bryant's famous "Mamba Mentality."

Sports3 hours ago

Jaguars safety happy for Trevor Lawrence after breakout game: ‘He had to deal with Urban Meyer last year’

Andrew Wingard said he 'would die for' new head coach Doug Pederson.

Technology Hot News

Is Elon Musk Really Going to Buy Twitter? Is Elon Musk Really Going to Buy Twitter?
Technology1 month ago

Is Elon Musk Really Going to Buy Twitter?

Elon Musk, the owner of the electric car company Tesla, CEO of SpaceX, and the richest man in the world,...

WhatsApp services were affected across Pakistan, restored after 2 hours WhatsApp services were affected across Pakistan, restored after 2 hours
Technology1 month ago

WhatsApp services were affected across Pakistan, restored after 2 hours

WhatsApp services were affected in various countries of the world, including Pakistan, and India due to this users were facing...

Bitcoin vs Litecoin: A guide to understanding cryptocurrencies Bitcoin vs Litecoin: A guide to understanding cryptocurrencies
Technology2 months ago

Bitcoin vs Litecoin: A guide to understanding cryptocurrencies

Cryptocurrencies currently occupy an odd place in society. They are no longer the super niche bizarre currency beloved by tech...

Personal data of people is selling on Google Play and Google Ads Personal data of people is selling on Google Play and Google Ads
Editor Picks3 months ago

Personal data of people are sold on Google Play and Google Ads

It’s been two to three years since Google has been unknowingly hosting multiple apps from malicious actors who sell personal...

Protonmail is down a second time in the past 24 hours Protonmail is down a second time in the past 24 hours
Technology5 months ago

Protonmail is down a second time in the past 24 hours

An end-to-end encrypted email service Protonmail is down a second time in the past 24 hours, netizens reported on social...

What's better for the student: a tablet or a laptop What's better for the student: a tablet or a laptop
Technology6 months ago

What’s better for the student: a tablet or a laptop

Some analysts argue that computers have outlived their usefulness. There is some truth in this: PC and laptop sales are...

Tesla founder Elon Musk holds the Twitter deal temporary Tesla founder Elon Musk holds the Twitter deal temporary
Technology7 months ago

Tesla founder Elon Musk holds the Twitter deal temporary

USA: Elon Musk, the founder of companies like Tesla and SpaceX, can actually buy anything in the world. Last month,...

How Zafar Supari is utilizing his ability on Snapchat? How Zafar Supari is utilizing his ability on Snapchat?
Technology7 months ago

How Zafar Supari is utilizing his ability on Snapchat?

Pakistan: Zafar Supari a public figure, businessman, and social media sensation has crossed one hundred thirty-three thousand 133k subscribers on...