According to a press release from the cable network, "The authorized project provides a revealing look at Wendy's journey, from her scrappy upstart days in urban radio to the success of her own syndicated talk show. Despite all the naysayers and obstacles Wendy encountered throughout her life, her strength and determination have allowed her to thrive."
Production on the biopic doesn't start until the fall, which means there might be an opportunity to include the dramatic ups and downs she's experienced just in 2019, from secretly living in a sober house to filing for divorce from her longtime husband, Kevin Hunter, to son Kevin Hunter Jr.'s ongoing court appearances for allegedly assaulting his father (to which he's pleaded not guilty).
Williams joined Karen Hunter on her podcast The Karen Hunter Show for a candid interview released Tuesday. Hunter asked if Williams has legally changed her name since she filed for divorce.
“My name is Wendy Hunter, and that’s my son’s name and you can’t take away 20… Don’t make me cry. Next," Williams said, adding she is "happy and healthy."
Williams also put to rest any rumors that she'd like to secretly reconcile with her ex.
“No, don’t ask. Girl, no. I know what you’re saying, but my family’s good and we’ll always be family,” she said.
She also described her time in the sober house as necessary to process her situation.
“There were things in my life going on where I knew I had to sit and quiet everything and not have knocked on the door,” she explained. “I don’t need to be interrupted. I don’t need a phone. I just need to think, and you might think it’s crazy because a lot of regular people would just go, ‘Why didn’t you just go to a spa in Connecticut or something like that and just breathe?’ No … I came out swinging.”
We'll find out more when Williams is the special guest on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen on September 8. Andy Cohen himself was recently a guest on The Wendy Williams Show for the first time since 2013 and told her, “Your husband was not my biggest fan. But I want you to know, I’ve been cheering you on for the last six years.”
“When she announced she was splitting, I sent her a note,” he told Page Six. “I said, ‘Look, I’ve been staying away, but I hope that we can reconnect sometime. I’m happy for you and I’m rooting for you.’”
“It was so great,” he said of his appearance on Williams' show. “She and I are really good together.”
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