Wendy Williams Reportedly Relapses After Sober Home Announcement

By Kelly Burch 03/29/19

Last week, Williams announced on-air that she was living in a sober home. 

Wendy Williams

Less than a week after revealing on-air that she was living in a sober home, talk show host Wendy Williams reportedly relapsed and was hospitalized because of alcohol intake. 

According to The Daily Mail, Williams, 54, checked herself out of her sober living facility on Monday after finding out that her husband’s mistress had a baby. 

“She was in a bad way and disappeared from the studio after her show Monday. She went back to the sober house only to check herself out and decided to start drinking,” a source told The Daily Mail

The source continued, “It’s not clear where she went but she headed in the direction of her home in Jersey and managed to find alcohol along the way. Word got back to the studio and there was panic and concern, everyone was looking for her, no one knew whether there would be a show [Tuesday]. She was eventually found and was drunk, she was immediately taken to the hospital.”

After getting a bag of IV fluids, Williams was apparently released from the hospital. She did make it to record her show on Tuesday. 

“Everyone was amazed that she made it in to the studio this morning to do the show,” the source said. 

Williams’ husband, Kevin Hunter, reportedly had an affair with a woman named Sharina Hudson. Hudson delivered a baby last week, which may have prompted Williams’ relapse. 

“Wendy is considering divorcing Kevin. She's really distraught over the situation, she knew about Sharina but didn't think a baby would arrive, she didn't think Kevin would go this far, she's lost and everyone is worried for her,” the source said. 

Williams was spotted without her wedding ring on Monday, although she had it on during the taping of her show on Tuesday. By Wednesday, however, TMZ reported that Williams said she was “doing wonderful” and was spotted wearing her wedding ring.

Last week when Williams announced that she had been living in a sober home, she said that her husband was the only person who she had confided in about her treatment. 

“Only Kevin knows about this. Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew because I look so glamorous out here,” she said, according to People. “I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to a home that I live in the tri-state with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family.”

Last week, Hunter said that he and his wife were working together to strengthen their family. 

“We’re doing well as a family,” he said. “We are moving forward with working on her sobriety and doing the work to help others, not just ourselves.”

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