Wendy Williams is an American television host, actress, author, fashion designer, and retired radio personality. She is known for her no-nonsense attitude and her brash on-air personality. Williams hosts the BET television's program called the Wendy Williams Show. She is a former radio DJ and host at New York’s numerous FMs before coming into the television industry. In 2009, she was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. She began hosting her own show The Wendy Williams Show in 2009. Williams is a New York Times Best-selling author who has published her autobiography and other several fiction and non-fiction books. She has also acted in numerous films, TV series and broadways.
Williams has been married twice. She is married to Kevin Hunter since 1997. She shares a son Kevin Hunter Jr. with him.
Early Life, Age, And Education Of Wendy Williams
Author, television, and radio talk show host Wendy Williams was born as Wendy Joan Williamson on July 18, 1964, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States of America.
She belongs to American nationality and her ethnicity is Afro-African. She was born to father Thomas Williams Sr. and mother Shirley Williams.
Williams has two siblings; Wanda Williams and Thomas Williams Jr. Her family moved to the middle-cla s s community of Ocean Township, New Jersey when she was five. She spent the rest of her childhood there. She graduated from Ocean Township High School, where she competed on her high school swimming team.
Williams attended Northeastern University, where she graduated with a degree majoring in communications and a minoring in journalism in 1986. She was a DJ for the college radio station WRBB.
Wendy Williams' Career
During days at Northeastern University, Wendy Williams got involved in radio and hosted her own music show on the college’s radio station WRBB. She took the train to New York City to hang out at Penn Station in her downtime.
After completing her graduation, Wendy's first on-air job took her to the station in St. Croix. After that, she moved to Philadelphia, where she worked for three years before coming back to Manhattan for a job at WBLS. She also hosted her own show on VH1 and made an appearance on NBC’s Todays Show, in the fall of 2007.
Williams was inducted into the Radio Hall of Fame. After that, she made public her retirement from the radio on July 31, 2009.
The Wendy Williams Show
Wendy Williams’ television subjection enhanced notably with a trial run of BET’s The Wendy Williams Show, in the summer of 2008. During that time, while she was waiting for the premiere of her new program in November 2008.
In the summer of 2008, Debmar-Mercury offered Williams a six-week television trail of her own talk show. She launched her own talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, in four cities. During its trial, The New York Times reported that the show created a ‘breakthrough in the daytime’ by introducing the genre of the backtalk show.
After a successful trial, Fox signed a deal with Debmar-Mercury to broadcast the show nationally on their stations beginning in July 2009. In addition, BET picked up cable rights to broadcast the show at night. In 2010, BET started airing the show internationally in 54 countries through Bet International.
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She has earned several accolades from her show, The Wendy Williams Show. The show has over 2 million regular audiences worldwide. The show has been renewed through the 2019-20 television season on Fox TV.
Williams has also appeared in a few several movies and TV series. She played in the film Think Like a Man (2012) and its sequel Think Lika a Man Too (2014). Apart from films, she has also worked in broadways and plays in Chicago.
She also likes to make people laugh on the stage. She made her comedy debut on 11 July 2014. She then went in a comedy tour The Sit-down Comedy Tour. In 2015, she went to a 12-city comedy tour called The Wendy Williams Sit Down Tour: Too Real For Stand-Up.
She is also a published author. She has released numerous books to date. Williams also runs her own clothing line Home Shopping Network. She additionally sells a line of jewelry products on the home shopping network QVC.
Wendy Williams' Controversy
All over Wendy Williams two—year radio career she courted controversy. Her self-a s sertive blend of celebrity gossip, social momentary, fashion, and romantic advice received her a board base of allocated fans. She was also attracted people for grilling celebrities on their drug use and sexual links.
Wendy Williams' Net Worth-Salary-Assets
As of 2018, the popular journalist Wendy Williams has an estimated net worth of around $60 million. She acc u mulated that huge amount from her own TV shows, journalism, business and sales revenue of her books.
In the year 2013, Williams was paid $8 million from the Wendy Williams Show.
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Williams received a $15 million annual salaries from her own show. She lives in a beautiful home in New Jersey. She also owns several luxurious cars. The media personality purchased a home $2.1 million in June of 2009. The 5,398 square foot mansion is located in Livingston, NJ.
Wendy Williams' Personal Life, Affair, Health Issue, Husband, Children
Wendy Williams is a married woman. She has been married twice. She married her boyfriend Television producer, Kevin Hunter in 1997. The couple has a child named Kevin Hunter Jr., who was born on August 18, 2000. She lives in Northern New Jersey with her husband and son.
However, Kevin Hunter is not Wendy's first husband. The news was revealed when she wrote about her first husband with the pseudonym Robert Morris ||| in her book named Wendy’s Got the Heat.
Her husband Kevin Hunter is an author, actor, and producer who is a certified performance artist. He has worked in several films’ production development line. His novel Jagger’s Revolution (2011) was included in the list of New York’s Best Seller.
Wendy describes her previous husband was a salesperson, who Wendy divorced after only four months of their marriage.
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Wendy even revealed that her husband was trying to cheat her back in 2001 after the birth of their son. Her husband was also accused of sexually hara s sing Nicole Spence in 2008. She later filed the sexual-hara s sment lawsuit against Williams and Hunter.
In July 2017, Williams revealed that veteran actor Bill Cosby tried to fire her over sexual allegation back in the early 1990s. In an interview with Howard Stern, she came forward and spoke about Bill Cosby.
Williams fainted during the Halloween episode of The Wendy Williams Show in Oct 2017. Following the incident, she revealed about her health condition via Instagram stating
"I'm home, and hydrating, and I will definitely be there tomorrow with the rest of the story."
Wendy Williams' Age And Body Measurement
- Height: She stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches (1.75m).
- Age: As of 2019, she is aged 54.
- Weight: He weighs 79 kg (174 lbs).
- Body Measurement: 41-30-40 in (104-76-102 cm).
- Bra size/ Cup size: 32B
- Eye Color: Hazel
- Hair Color: Blond
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