The show host, who has always referred to herself as "Wendy Williams-Hunter" in both digital communications and in public/on-air, has officially dumped the name and now goes strictly by her maiden name "Wendy Williams."
Meanwhile, in a press release announcing her comeback, the feisty brunette used only her maiden name.
As fans know, when Williams, 54, and Hunter, 46, denied divorce rumors a few months ago, they addressed her as “Wendy Williams-Hunter” in their statement.
As Radar readers know, on top of her health woes, Williams has been dealing with allegations Hunter cheated on her with a secret mistress.
Her unsteady marriage has played a role in her mysterious disappearance.
As Radar reported, Williams was exhibiting strange behavior for months. In December, she announced she fractured her shoulder.
“I’ve never taken a pain medication in my life (except when I got snatched over 20 years ago) until this week,” she wrote on Instagram, seemingly suggesting that the medication is the cause of her slurred speech and behavior.
Days before the announcement, she explained why she frequently sits down during show segments.
“So it has come to my attention…that you all are noticing that I sit, a lot. I love to have several seats. I don’t just sit here, I’ve been sitting in the audience, I sit to do demo projects as well. You know why? Cause I want to,” she told the audience. “Cause this is my show, and this is how I want to do it. I bust my a** on this show, every single day.”
In 2017, Williams fainted on live television during her Halloween episode. She blamed overheating from the costume and menopause.
She also blamed her bizarre behavior on hyperthyroid condition Graves’ Disease.
Williams surfaced for the first time on Tuesday, Jan. 29 in Florida after announcing she was taking time off to focus on her health.
She is expected to return to the show on March 2.
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