Wendy Williams to leave sober house following divorce filing: ‘It’ll be Wendy on her own’

Television host Wendy Williams attends the Thurgood Marshall College Fund Awards Gala on Nov. 21, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Teresa Kroeger/Getty Images for Thurgood Marsha)

Wendy Williams is looking forward to making some changes in her life.

Williams, 54, said on Monday’s episode of her talk show she will soon be leaving the sober house she has been living in. Williams filed to divorce her longtime love last week.

She first revealed she was staying in a sober living facility during a March 19 episode of her show. 

“I’m moving out of the sober house in just a few days,” she told her audience to applause Monday. “It’ll be Wendy on her own.

“I have to tell you, I’ve been dealing with issues with addiction, alcoholism, and I have a whole new life that I planned for myself and my son,” Williams added. “Believe me you, when you lay in a room with no TV and four gray walls all day and no telephone… and you lay there and you think about your life – this is my life in the sober house – it’s one of the best things, honestly, that could have ever happened to me.”

According to People magazine and E! News Williams also explained how helpful facing her struggles has been. 

“Addressing my sobriety, my addiction, head-on has really helped me sort out every single compartment of my life,” she said, according to the outlets. “I have a commitment to me and my son to come out of here better, stronger and faster than ever.”

Williams’ attorney, Mary Vidas, said the divorce papers were filed in Essex County, New Jersey, where Williams has a home. She and television producer Kevin Hunter were married in 1997 and have one child together, Kevin Hunter Jr., 19.

While talking about living in a sober house last month, Williams said “nobody knew” about her situation except her husband .

Days later, Hunter shared a positive update with “Entertainment Tonight,” saying Williams was doing well.

“Wendy is doing well,” he said. “We’re doing well as a family. We are moving forward with working on her sobriety and doing the work to help others, not just ourselves. It is a family process. Anybody that has to deal with this knows this a family process … and we are dealing with it and moving forward.”

Contributing: Sara M. Moniuszko and Maeve McDermott

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