Wendy Williams hasn't always been the most sympathetic public figure, but you really feel for her as she fights back tears about her divorce.
Even without the collapse of her marriage, Wendy has had a busy, stressful, nightmare of a year.
In fact, she'd be the very first to tell you that filming the latest season of her show has been "hell."
Thursday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show was the season 10 finale.
"This season has been, well, hell for me, in a weird way," Wendy confessed to her fans and viewers.
"I appreciate doing this show," she quickly assured them all.
Wendy continued, saying that she loves her job "because it’s my one hour where I get to be fun."
"And," she added. "Forget about stuff."
Wendy is the first to acknowledge that she's been through the wringer.
"You've seen me pass out this season," Wendy reminded her audience.
She added that "you’ve read [about me] in tabloids and the paparazzi and all that."
Usually, Wendy has a larger role in discussing entertainment news. In recent months, she's been entertainment news.
"But through it all, my one joy -- aside from my son and my family -- is you," Wendy gushed to her audience.
"I'm not doing this show forever," Wendy acknowledged. "But I certainly will be back for season 11."
"A lot of people didn’t think we could do it," she admitted. "But we did it!"
And though she and the entire crew and staff of the show are on hiatus, we actually won't have to wait too long before Wendy is back on TV.
New episodes will begin to air, Wendy reveals, on "September 16."
"I love you for watching," Wendy expressed. "And I’ll see you next time on Wendy."
Wendy really has been through so much, including an extended hiatus early this year.
And Graves diseases is not the only health problem that she has faced this year.
Months ago, she lived in a sober house to combat her struggles with addiction.
On top of everything else, Wendy has been divorcing her cheating husband, Kevin Hunter -- and reports say that it has gotten downright ugly at times.
At one point, a report said that Wendy's teen son got into a physical fight with Kevin, possibly over his stance in the divorce.
It is possible that Wendy will spend her hiatus trying to double down on addressing her various woes.
Divorce battles can take a lot out of you, even if you have Wendy's kind of money -- the kind that buys you a first-rate legal team.
After all, divorce isn't just about money and assets -- it's about feelings. Lots of complicated and very hurt feelings.
(She and Kevin were married for more than 20 years!)
it's also possible that Wendy will do her best to distance her mind and feelings from the divorce during this time and just work on being happy as herself.
If so, we wish Wendy nothing but success in her quest to relax. As she says, she's been through a lot this year.