Wendy Williams is ‘in a perfect place’ after the talk show as she is in the ‘early stages’ of a new relationship
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Wendy Williams does what makes her happy in her personal and professional life.
Former talk show host William Selby’s rep confirms to PEOPLE that she is currently dating someone new, although the relationship with a New York Police Department officer named Henry is still ” at its beginnings”.
“She wants to slow things down and really focus on getting the podcast started,” Selby says. “Wendy’s in a sweet spot in her life where she can stop, breathe, and smell the roses. Everyone knows Wendy’s been a workhorse all her life, and she’s just looking to get back on the horse.”
Adds Selby, “Wendy is excited about everything new in her life and her main priority is her health and filming her first episode of her podcast. That’s the focus right now.”
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page 6 was the first to clarify the news of Williams – who was married to Kevin Hunter from 1997 to 2019 – being in a “new relationship” following reports that she was secretly married.
Williams’ new romance comes after a difficult time in her life. Last fall, a series of health problems prevented her from hosting her eponymous series, The Wendy Williams Show. The Season 13 premiere was delayed twice before continuing with a carousel of guest hosts including Leah Remini and Michael Rapaport. But Sherri Shepherd rose above the pack, earning season-long ratings in her first month of hosting.
While Shepherd continued to host Williams’ program until her June series finale (which Williams did not attend), she announced that she would soon be hosting her own talk show, which is slated to debut on September 13.
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Williams recently said The New York Post that “there was nothing I liked” about the end of his show.
“[The show’s syndication company Debmar-Mercury] didn’t ask me to do that, so I didn’t,” she said at the time. “I sat in my apartment and watched him. And [I was] like, ‘Eek!'”
“Debmar-Mercury, in my opinion, should have done it with [me]not those other people on The Wendy Williams Show. Except for Fat Joe,” she added.
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Next, Williams – who is also embroiled in a legal battle with her bank, Wells Fargo – is preparing to launch a podcast titled The Wendy Experience.
“I have enough money to do something else, and what I’ve never done: a podcast,” she told TMZ in June. “By the way, podcasts, everybody has them. But when you’re famous, podcasts will make me more money, being famous, than doing The Wendy Williams Show.”