Wendy Williams’ New Documentary Reveals Dementia Battle and Financial Ruin!
Wendy Williams ended her six month absence on social media Friday, only hours after the trailer for her Lifetime documentary, “Where Is Wendy Williams,” was released.
“Welcome Everyone…,” she captioned a pic of herself sitting in book-filled room, posted on her Instagram Story.
The photo was shared by the account linked to her “The Wendy Experience” podcast, which was originally set to debut after the cancelation of her talk show, in June 2022. Williams’ publicist claimed that the much-hyped podcast was still in the works, in March 2023.
The bombshell documentary teaser features the former chat show host struggling with substance abuse and financial issues as her friends and family try to offer her support.
“I have no money, and I’m gonna tell you something,” Williams reveals in the preview trailer. “If it happens to me, it could happen to you.”
Williams’ son, Kevin Hunter Jr. tells cameras — “Mom has done a great job making it seem like everything is OK always, but in reality, there is something wrong. My mom always talks about how she wants to work, but I think she’s worked enough. She has people around her who are ‘yes’ people that have allowed this to continue.”
The 24-year-old added — “No matter how many times someone may fall down, you’ve got to lift them back up.”
In one segment, Williams tells her manager, Will Selby, to “keep the bottle there” after he asks her — “Did you drink this whole thing today?” referring to an empty liquor bottle.
The documentary’s description revealed that cameras had “unparalleled access” to Williams and her family for nearly two years.
The documentary “provides a raw, honest and unfiltered reality of Wendy’s life after she was placed under financial guardianship, shedding light on the vulnerabilities that has turned Wendy into the Hot Topic herself. Suffering mental and physical issues, Wendy’s delicate state of mind, erratic behavior and declining health were all captured by the cameras,” per the special’s official description.
In 2022, Wells Fargo froze Wendy Williams’ bank accounts and filed a petition for temporary guardianship, arguing that Williams was the “victim of undue influence and financial exploitation,” according to Williams’ former attorney, LaShawn Thomas. The bank told a New York Supreme Court judge that she needed financial help amid ongoing health issues. Wendy vehemently denied the claim.
In May 2022, news broke that Wendy had been placed in a permanent financial guardianship.
In August 2022, Williams checked into rehab for severe alcoholism after several boozy public incidents. She previously claimed that she was living a sober lifestyle.
In June 2023, Williams’ son spoke to The U.S. Sun about his mother’s ongoing downward spiral. The college student blasted her team for allegedly taking advantage of the former host’s wealth, fame, and weakness amid her fight with severe alcoholism.
In March 2023, sources spotted Williams drinking only a few months after exiting rehab. The former daytime star raised eyebrows when she began selling off her possessions inside her NYC penthouse, which she described as a “spring cleaning.”
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The two-part documentary, “Where Is Wendy Williams,” premieres Saturday, February 24 and Sunday, February 25, at 8 pm ET on Lifetime.
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