Wendy Williams is diving into the single life!
During Wednesday’s taping of her daytime talk show (and less than a week after filing for divorce from her husband, Kevin Hunter), she shared some juicy news with her studio audience and viewers at home.
“The invitations for social events just keep pouring into my phone. They really do,” she said while seated in her velvet chair. “I was minding my own business last night, I was reading my book, you know. You know I love to read. And all of a sudden my cell phone rings and it’s DJ Boof, asking me out for dinner.”
That’s when she took a solemn sip of tea as the room erupted in gasps. As fans know, DJ Boof is the show’s in-house DJ — who shook his head when the camera cut to him.
“And just at that time, I got a knock at my door — my foie gras and Ting were delivered,” Williams went on. “So I’m like, Boof or food? Both, right? … So I set up my meal while I told Boof, ‘I’ll see you over the weekend, pick me up on time.'”
But wait, there’s more! Soon, the 54-year-old TV personality got another call.
“It was Charlamagne [tha God]!” she proclaimed, referring to the Breakfast Club radio host. “Charlamagne wanted to take me for dinner… So he says the night and he says the time and I said, ‘I can’t go, I’m going with Boof for dinner’ So Charlamagne says, ‘Well, I know Boof, why don’t we both take you out?'”
“So I’ve got a double date,” she joked.
Williams’ marriage to Hunter ended amid reports that his mistress had allegedly given birth to their child in recent weeks. The TV host has also been living in a sober house, fueling relapse rumors.
On Monday, she openly discussed her frame of mind on the show amid the endless headlines swirling around her and her marriage’s dissolution.
“It’s so crazy because now my business is your business,” said Williams, who shares a son, 19-year-old Kevin Hunter Jr., with Hunter. “I’m moving out of a sober house in just a few days, you know. It’ll be Wendy on her own. I have to tell you, you know I’ve been dealing with issues with addiction, alcoholism, and I have a whole new life that I planned for myself and my son.”
“Believe me, when you lay in a room with no TV and four gray walls all day and no telephone … and you lay there and think about your life, it’s one of the best things, honestly, that could have happened to me,” she added. “Everybody has things in their life that they’re embarrassed to share with the world, or they’re frightened to share with the world, or they’re not ready to share with the world. And addressing my sobriety, my addiction, head on has really helped me sort out every single compartment of my life.”
Then, on Tuesday, Hunter was fired from his executive producing role on the show. And during Tuesday’s episode, Williams discussed the prospect of ever getting married again while in the middle of an interview with former supermodel Christie Brinkley.
When Williams asked Brinkley, a four-time divorcee, if marriage was still something she wanted, she answered, “No!” To which the host replied, “Me neither,” before adding, “I mean, I don’t know.”
Hours later, Williams was spotted returning to the sober house where she’s been living after doing some apartment shopping around New York.
Wendy Williams and her husband Kevin Hunter held The Hunter Foundation’s third-annual “Dinner With the Hunters” at Bowlmore Times Square in New York City.
(Credit: The Hunter Foundation)