Wendy Williams Opens Up About Former Cocaine Habit and Her Rocky Road to Fame


Shock jockette Wendy Williams is never afraid to speak her mind and turning the big 5-0 certainly didn’t change that. To mark turning half a century old, the TV host spoke to People magazine about the obstacles she’s faced along the way. This included body issues she developed from her family, who would remind her she was bigger than average.

“In the seventies, I guess that is what they called ‘love,’” she recalls. “When I look back I was a little fluffy, but I wasn’t ‘fat.’ Honestly, my life before 21 sucked. My first diet was in the first grade! Tuna fish and mustard with yogurt on the side. Weight was a big thing for me to overcome.”

The concern about her weight led her to start a cocaine habit when she was an undergrad in college. The star says she “didn’t consider it a problem” until she got her first job, which was when the addiction took over.

“I was making $60,000 a year, and at $35 a gram, cocaine was cheap,” Williams said of her 10 year battle with the substance. “Drugs were a demon I had to overcome.”

Thankfully Wendy says that meeting her husband Kevin Hunter was the turning point for her that caused her to take a step back and reassess her life. After two tragic miscarriages, Wendy became pregnant with her son Kevin Jr, now 13. The star says she is finally happy with herself and is loving her life.

“I’m 5’11”, 165 pounds and I love my body at this point in my life,” she said. “I’ve corrected just about everything that bothered the hell out of me in my twenties, thirties and forties. I have to say, this is not how I thought things would turn out. I’m sober, I’ve got my Kevins, my parents are still around to see my success. I knew life would turn out OK, but I didn’t think it’d turn out great.”

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