Wendy Williams has allegedly minimize off all direct contact with staffers on her talk-show as her months-long hiatus continues.
The 57-year-old has been off the present due to well being points which are reportedly related to her longtime battle with the autoimmune dysfunction Graves’ illness.
‘She hasn’t been speaking to anyone, not producers, not senior producers- nobody,’ an insider claimed to The Solar. ‘She has disappeared and the one line of contact manufacturing has is thru her supervisor.’
Rumors: Wendy Williams has allegedly minimize off all direct contact with staffers on her talk-show as her months-long hiatus continues
The supply added: ‘Her supervisor is an ex-cop, so that they like him as a result of he generally is a police man for her,’ however alleged: ‘He actually has no management over her anyway.’
Based on the insider: ‘She’s remoted herself from everybody and is not speaking to anyone related to the present.’
She has not appeared on the complete thirteenth season of The Wendy Williams Present, which started in October following delays after she obtained COVID-19.
Wendy additionally took a hiatus in Could 2020 citing her Graves’ illness however returned to this system that September.
Pictured final June: The 57-year-old has been off the present due to well being points which are reportedly related to her longtime battle with the autoimmune dysfunction Graves’ illness
In October 2020 DJ Boof, who had labored on the present till not lengthy earlier than, posted an ominous remark about her on Instagram.
‘Y’all don’t know what’s actually happening and everybody there may be afraid to talk up as a result of they don’t wanna lose their jobs.. that is going to play out unhealthy.. I really feel sorry for the employees and victims,’ he wrote within the since-deleted comment.
Wendy continued starring on the present via the season 12 finale this previous summer season – the final episode she taped of this system.
An insider has now instructed The Solar what a number of individuals who work on the present are claimed to be feeling: ‘I do not assume she’s ever going to return again to the studio.’
Allegations: A supply claimed to The Solar: ‘She’s remoted herself from everybody and isn’t speaking to anyone related to the present’
Since October 2021 the discuss present has had a sequence of visitor hosts together with Sherri Shepherd, Michael Rapaport, Leah Remini and Michelle Visage.
It was introduced early final month that Wendy wouldn’t return firstly of the brand new yr, and one other string of visitor hosts was introduced for January.
‘Even when she did come again, she’d be a lame duck as a result of her present isn’t renewed past this season,’ a Web page Six insider stated.
That month a supply instructed The Solar she was ‘loopy jealous’ watching visitor hosts ‘and having to take a seat on the sidelines is consuming her up however there is no approach round it. The present should proceed and when Sherri’s on, the numbers go up.’
What if?: An insider has now instructed The Solar what a number of individuals who work on the present are claimed to be feeling: ‘I do not assume she’s ever going to return again to the studio’
Wendy, who additionally suffers from lymphedema and has been candid about her previous habit points, was filmed leaving a wellness middle in Miami final month.
She walked arm in arm with a person who took her to a automotive, and he or she assured an interviewer: ‘Wendy is doing fabulous!’ in a clip posted by The Shade Room.
The earlier month she had launched a press release telling her public: ‘As everybody is aware of, my well being has been a sizzling matter. I’m making progress nevertheless it’s simply a type of issues that’s taking longer than we anticipated.’
Wendy famous: ‘I’m a lady of a sure age, and I do know sufficient to hearken to my medical doctors and can return to my purple chair as quickly as all of us agree I’m prepared.’
There’s Sherri: Since October 2021 the discuss present has had a sequence of visitor hosts together with Sherri Shepherd and Michael Rapaport
A supply lately claimed to The Solar that she ‘not has any allies, she is completely unable to maintain associates as a result of they are saying she “makes use of” individuals. She’s extremely impolite to individuals who attempt to get near her, or attempt to assist her.’
Her son Kevin Jr. is alleged to have given her an ‘ultimatum’ that he ‘he will not be in her life until she fixes herself,’ in line with an insider in the identical publication.
Wendy shares her son together with her husband and former supervisor Kevin Hunter, whom she left after his longtime mistress Sharina Hudson had his child.
Michael Rapaport, Sherri Shepherd and the duo of Finesse Mitchell and Kym Whitley are the introduced guest-hosts for January.
Friends: Wendy is pictured on an previous episode of her present together with her good friend Leah Remini who has additionally since been one of many personalities to fill in as guest-host
The present suffered a setback lately as Michael needed to pull out of guest-hosting duties after contracting COVID-19.
Sherri needed to miss one guest-hosting date final month after having emergency surgical procedure for appendicitis, however she was again on air the next day.
Wendy beforehand took a well being hiatus early in 2018, after which one other break in January and February of 2019.
After her return initially of March 2019, she emotionally introduced on-air that she had been staying in a ‘sober home.’
Hassle: The present suffered a setback lately as Michael (pictured) needed to pull out of guest-hosting duties after contracting COVID-19
The next month, in April 2019, she filed for divorce from Kevin Sr. and in January 2020 she introduced the break up had been finalized.
After her marriage was over she claimed Kevin Sr. had wrongly confined her to rehab and that she had probably not wanted to dry out.
In an interview with DJ Boof’s successor DJ Suss One final yr, she stated she was ‘locked away in a rehabilitation for one thing I did not must be rehabbed by.’
Interviewed: Wendy is on Watch What Occurs Stay With Andy Cohen in January 2021
Wendy, who was hooked on cocaine when she was a radio shock jock however stop the drug earlier than her days on TV, claimed Kevin Sr. ‘acted like I used to be dropping my thoughts, going loopy, reverting again to no matter or, , on the sting.’
She asserted that in actuality the rehab had simply been ‘a quiet place to place me’ whereas Sharina ‘obtained greater and greater and greater’ as her being pregnant drew to an in depth.
Shortly after she left her husband in 2019 she tearfully instructed Leisure Tonight: ‘I might ask you to respect our privateness however please, I do not respect individuals’s privateness. That is why I do the Scorching Matters. So turnabout is a good sport.’