On The Wendy Williams Show this morning, the woman sitting in the large purple chair addressed the hot topic on everyone's mind during her latest Hot Topics segment:
Her very own divorce.
Fans have been wondering for days whether Williams would actually go there -- but it's been made pretty evident of late that she had little choice.
The affair her husband, Kevin Hunter, has been carrying on for years finally went very public a couple weeks ago, back when his mistress supposedly gave birth to his love child.
Combined with Wendy's relapse, admission to a sober living facility and subsequent divorce filing, the star has been in the news for a myriad of awkward and negative reasons over the past month or so.
And she finally acknowledged as much earlier today.
“Now my business is your business… it’s kind of funny,” Williams said on air, referencing the irony that she had made a living out of turning the business of celebrities into her talking points every day.
“Turnabout’s a fair game, I get it. My business is your business," she added.
Williams filed for divorce last Thursday, but her show on Friday was taped beforehand.
So this was her first chance to really talk about her decision to split from Hunter after 22 years of marriage.
She never mentioned her estranged husband by name, but she did speak openly about all the personal obstacles she's been trying to overcome in 2019.
“Everybody has things in their life that they’re embarrassed to share with the world, or they’re frightened to share with the world, or they’re not ready to share with the world,” Williams told her audience, adding:
“And addressing my sobriety, my addiction head on, has really helped me sort out every single compartment of my life.”
We've often taken issue with how Williams hurls other stars under the bus on air...
... but we do applaud her for how she has handled this ongoing difficult business.
“I’m moving out of the sober house in just a few days, you know,” Wendy also revealed about a month after telling the world she had been living in this sort of facility. “It’ll be Wendy on her own.”
She elaborated about this situation as follows:
“I have to tell you, you know, I’ve been dealing with issues with addiction, alcoholism, and I have a whole new life that I planned for myself and my son.
"Believe me you, when you lay in a room with no TV and four gray walls all day … this is my life in the sober house, it’s one of the best things, honestly, that could have ever happened to me.”
Again: we appreciate the honest here.
Hunter has allegedly been sleeping with Sharina Hudson for nearly a decade.
Williams had vaguely talked about that rumor in front of her viewers in the past, never really denying it, but emphasizing that she'd always remain in her marriage.
But it all became too much over the past few weeks.
“Thank you to everyone for respecting the family’s privacy during this time. Kevin is supportive of Wendy and they are working through this process together,” a personal representative for Williams said post-divorce filing.
“No additional comment will be provided at this time.”
Later on Monday's show, Williams hurled a little subtle shade at Hunter and Hudson having a baby.
While talking about The Real Housewives of Orange County star Vicki Gunvalson's new relationship, she said the reality star isn't having any more kids and is "dried up, in a good way."
"I mean that in the best way," she continued. "Women who've crossed through menopause, the one thing we never have to worry about again is that. Because I don't know about you, but my diaper changing days are over."
Williams then sipped her tea again and added, "moving on."
Not exactly the harshest shade in the world, we know.
But what else is there for Williams to really say at this point?
She she says right there, the best thing she can do is just to move on.