Wendy Williams’ Husband: She’s Doing Well in Sober House

By Bryan Le 03/25/19

Television personality Wendy Williams has been living in a sober home, previously having struggled with cocaine.

Wendy Williams at the Daytime Creative Emmy Awards at the Westin Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles, CA on August 29, 2009
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Wendy Williams, host of The Wendy Williams Show, is doing well in the sober home where she’s currently staying, according to her husband, Kevin Hunter.

Williams recently revealed that she has been residing in a sober house on her show.

"For some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house," she said. “You know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in my past. 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.”

She didn’t specify exactly what made her seek treatment at this time. But for those worried for her health—especially after she fainted on live TV during a Halloween episode—her husband had reassuring news.

"Wendy is doing well," he said to Entertainment Tonight. "We’re doing well as a family. We are moving forward with working on her sobriety and doing the work to help others, not just ourselves. It is a family process. Anybody that has to deal with this knows this a family process... and we are dealing with it and moving forward.”

Williams described her daily routine to her audience.

“After I go to Pilates, I go to several meetings all around town… and I see my brothers and sisters caught up in their addiction and looking for help,” she said. “They don’t know I’m Wendy, they don’t care I’m Wendy."

Her days also end the same.

“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,” she revealed. “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 stare at the ceiling and fall asleep.”

Williams recently took a two-month break from appearing on television to deal with thyroid complications that arose from her Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disorder.

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