The bubbly, popular, talk show host Wendy Williams may seem like she has it all right now, but in an interview with this weeks People magazine (on newsstands this coming Friday), the popular New York radio host-turned popular talk-show host wasn’t doing so well before the age of 21.
While the struggles of the average 7 year-old are centered around who to be friends with, or what toys to play with; Wendy’s struggles were quite the un-norm. Having started her very first diet at the ripe young age of 7, Williams confesses that it consisted of tuna with mustard and a side of yogurt.
By the time she was in high-school, still plagued by body issues, all she could and would do is watch from the sidelines-all the fun and goings on all the happening kids were having; and fantasize about how she couldn’t wait to get out here and “set the world on fire.”
Having overcome her many hardships in her 20s and 30s, Williams confessed (about her decade-long bout with cocaine): “Drugs were a demon I had to overcome.”
Nowadays, if you turn her own question around to her—by asking the 5”11’ 165 lb bombshell how she’s doin’, she’ll most probably tell you she is doing quite fine.
Feeling confident with her body and self-confidence right now + a loving family at home: husband, Kevin Hunter and 14 year-old son, Kevin Jr.; the 50 year-old talk show queen says, teary-eyed: “There was a hiccup with a couple of miscarriages. Life is hard on us women,” she explained.
“I feel like I’m just getting started.”
Header Photo Credit: Miller Mobley/People Magazine