Wendy Williams Talks Fat Shaming, Cocaine Use, and Plastic Surgery
While we might not always agree with the shade Wendy Williams throws the way of some of our favorite stars, her latest interview has us reaching for the tissues. The 50-year-old TV hostess reveals she was “fat shamed” constantly as a kid and it led to some very big grown-up problems.
“In the seventies I guess that is what they called ‘love,’” she says (via Life & Style) of her family and friends’ constant teasing about her figure. “When I look back I was a little fluffy, but I wasn’t fat.”
She was made to feel less than, which she says led her down a bad road — namely, using cocaine while in college. Living as a student she didn’t think the habit was a problem “mainly because I had no money to fuel” it, but as soon as she was bringing in a steady salary, things went from bad to worse.
“I was making $60,000 a year, and at $35 a gram, cocaine was cheap,” she recalls. Eventually, she quit the coke as she started a new chapter in her life as a wife and mother. But that too came with hurdles, including a 103-pound weight gain after two miscarriages and her eventual pregnancy with son, Kevin Jr.
A few nips and tucks later after what Wendy calls her “mommy makeover,” she says she’s feeling better than ever.
“I’ve corrected just about everything that bothered the hell out of me in my twenties, thirties, and forties,” Wendy explains. “I have to say, this is not how I thought things would turn out. I’m sober. I’ve got my Kevins. My parents are still around to see my success.”
The cherry on the sundae? “I’m 5-foot-11, 165 pounds, and I love my body at this point in my life.” Loving the love, Wendy lady!