AceShowbiz - Wendy Williams spoke her truth in the Tuesday, March 19 episode of "The Wendy Williams Show". The 54-year-old host got candid to her fans as she tearfully revealed that she had been living in a sober house.
"So, you know me for being a very truthful and open person, and I've got more to the story for you," Wendy started saying while holding back tears. "You know, Kevin, Kevin and I have the Hunter Foundation for the good of the people, and we recently launched our 888-5Hunter number for those of you caught up in the struggle of addiction."
"Well, for some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house," she continued. "When you see me come to work, glammed up, right after the show I go across the street, I do my Pilates. I told you, two hours a day or like to take care of my body. And you know I've had a struggle with cocaine in my past. And I never went to a place to get the treatment. I don't know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped."
"But there are people in your family -- it might be you -- you have been struggling. And I want you to know more of the story. So, this is my autobiographical story, and I'm living it. I'm telling you this," the daytime TV show host went on saying. She then explained that following the Pilates, she met "my brothers and sisters" who "caught up in their addiction and looking for help. They don't know I'm Wendy. They don't care I'm Wendy. There's no autographs, there is no nothing. It's the brothers and sisters caught up in the struggle. It's been really interesting. This ride."
Wendy then said that only her husband Kevin Hunter and son Kevin Hunter Jr. who knew about this. "Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew," she added. "Because I look so glamorous out here."
"After I finished my appointments, seeing my brothers and sisters, breaking bread, I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to the home that I live in here in the Tri-state with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family," Wendy mused. "They hog the TV and watch soccer, we talk and read and talk and read and then I get bored with them. Doors locked by 10 P.M. Lights out by 10 P.M. So I go to my room, and I stare at the ceiling and I fall asleep to wake up and come back here to see you. So that is my truth."
Wendy appeared to be so determined to speak the truth about herself that she didn't care what people would be thinking after the revelation. "And, um... If you -- I know, either you are calling me crazy or the bravest woman you know. I don't care," she said. She concluded the emotional moment by promoting her recently-launched Hunter Foundation, urging people who are struggling to call the 24-hour hotline.
Reports have suggested that Wendy admitted herself to the sober house due to cocaine or pill addiction. However, MTO News debunks the rumors, claiming that the reason why the TV personality entered the program "because she was worried that she was drinking too much alcohol."
It is said that while working with T.R.U.S.T. for Hunter Foundation, "Wendy reflected on her life - and the amount of alcohol that she's been drinking lately - and came to terms that she needed help. She didn't want to end up on the same addiction road that she was on nearly two decades ago."