Wendy Williams revealed she’s living in a sober home during her show on Tuesday, March 19.
The 54-year-old tearfully opened up to her audience and explained nobody knows about her addiction struggles besides her husband, Kevin Hunter, and her son, Kevin Hunter Jr
“You know me for being a very open and truthful person and I’ve got more to the story for you. You know [my husband] Kevin and I have The Hunter Foundation for the good of the people,” she shared.
“We recently launched our 888-5 HUNTER number for those of you caught up in the struggle of addiction. Well, for some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house.”
She continued, “When you see me come to work glammed up, right after the show I go across the street, I do my Pilates. I told you — two hours a day or [so], to take care of my body. 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.”
Williams also explained she goes to meetings and then goes to her sober house with other people who are seeking help.
“Nobody knew because I look so glamorous out here. After I finish my appointments, seeing my brothers and sisters, breaking bread, 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 said.
“They hog the TV and watch soccer, we talk and read and talk and read. and then I get bored with them. Doors are locked by 10 p.m. Lights out by 10 p.m. So I go to my room, and I stare at the ceiling, and I fall asleep to wake up and come back here to see you. So that is my truth.”
She continued, “We have already successfully placed 56 people in recovery centers around the world, not just the country. This is a 24-hour hotline, 7 days a week. Call 888-5 HUNTER.”