Wendy Williams has opened up about the struggles with weight that led to image issues and plastic surgery. She also recalls getting clean from drugs.
The former addict says that childhood bullying damaged her confidence through to adulthood.
“I’m 5-foot-11, 165 pounds and I love my body at this point in my life,” she says. “When I look back I was a little fluffy,” she recalls, adding, “But I wasn’t fat.”
Wendy also talks about her cocaine use through college. “I didn’t consider it a problem mainly because I had no money to fuel the habit,” she admitted. She worked at NYC’s WRKS radio station in the 80s, “I was making $60,000 a year, and at $35 a gram, cocaine was cheap,” she says.
Husband Kevin Hunter influenced her to get clean. “I decided to step back and take an assessment of my life,” Wendy reveals.
Through two miscarriages and delivering her healthy son, Kevin Jr., with husband Kevin Hunter, Wendy gained 103 more pounds. She got a “mommy makeover” that included a tummy tuck (and scars hidden by a large abdominal tattoo). She also got a boob job. “It was a kickoff to a new way of life,” she says.
“I’ve corrected just about everything that bothered the hell out of me in my twenties, thirties and forties,” the 50-year-old said of being clean for 15-years. “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.”
Four months ago, Wendy shared the above photo on Instagram with the caption, “Loving vacation but can’t wait to reunite with all of you! Xox #imonaboat #lol #vacation #paradise.”