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It's no secret Wendy Williams has been dealing with multiple obstacles in her personal life, but that hasn't stopped her from sharing her truth. During the latest episode of The Wendy Williams Show, which aired on Tuesday (Mar. 19), the TV personality revealed that she has been staying at a sober house in New York due to her addiction to cocaine.
"I have been living in a sober house. … You know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in the past," she shared with her audience. "I never went to a place to get treatment … there are people in your family, it might be you … I want you to know more of the story."
Prior to the big reveal, Williams said that her husband Kevin Hunter was the only person who knew she was seeking treatment. "Only Kevin knows about this. Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew because I look so glamorous out here," she explained. "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."
Williams also noted that the facility has strict hours, locking its doors and cutting off the lights at 10 p.m. sharp. "I go to my room and stare at the ceiling and fall asleep to come here and see you. So that is my truth," she added.
The 54-year-old took three-month hiatus from her self-titled show earlier this year, attributing her absence to a fractured shoulder and her ongoing battle with Graves' disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid. She returned at the top of Mar. 2019.
Williams previously revealed that she was a "functioning addict" for nearly a decade of her career. While she is still trying to overcome some hurdles, she and her family created The Hunter Foundation, which works with private and public organizations to help families and individuals fight addiction.
It's a Robin Hood story, except in reverse and possibly with fewer clothes.
In 2015, a gang of strippers banned together to steal from their wealthy Wall Street clients and swipe them of their life savings. Four years later, the story--investigated and reported by The Cut's Jessica Pressler--is being turned into Hollywood film.
According to Deadline, Jennifer Lopez will star alongside Cardi B, Constance Wu (Crazy Rich Asians) as well as Julia Stiles, Keke Palmer and Lili Reinhart in the revenge feature appropriately titled Hustlers.
Written and directed by Lorene Scafaria’s, shooting begins Friday (March 22) in New York City. The heist flick also marks Cardi B's debut as an actress and is quite befitting for the Grammy award-winning rapper, who was a striper before the fame.
The newly-engaged Lopez will perform double-duty in front and behind the camera as she's also a producer, along with her longtime manager Benny Medina, Elaine Goldsmith-Thomas and STXfilms.
“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to work with this dynamic group of women,” said Scafaria. “We’re grateful to have assembled such a powerhouse cast and can’t wait to start filming at the end of the week.”
Hustlers should be dope.
The public will beat witness to R. Kelly's upcoming sexual abuse trial. According to the Associated Press, there will be cameras allowed in the court room capturing the high-profile case and the pretrial hearings.
"Cook County Associate Judge Lawrence Flood said during a brief hearing Friday that cameras will be allowed going forward, including at the next hearing on March 22," the report, released on Tuesday (Mar. 19), reads. "[Flood] says photos and video of accusers won’t be allowed without their consent, and that two have already expressed that they don’t give their consent."
In February, R. Kelly was arrested and charged with 10 counts of aggravated criminal sexual abuse against four women. Three of the women involved were minors at the time of their alleged abuse, and one victim has physical evidence of their encounter. If he is found guilty, Kelly faces up to a maximum of 70 years behind cars.
Another judge in the same courthouse is still deciding whether cameras will be allowed in the court room during Jussie Smollett's Chicago trial. The Empire actor pleaded not guilty to 16 felony counts for allegedly lying to police about a hate crime he says he fell victim to.