AceShowbiz - Wendy Williams apparently has a lonely Christmas holiday. If a new report is to be believed, "The Wendy Williams Show" host, who is battling physical and mental health issues, spent the holiday season alone as her friends "have all left."
A source told The Sun that the 57-year-old TV hostess "no longer has any allies, she is totally unable to keep friends because they say she 'uses' people." The insider further spilled that the former Radio DJ also has not been so pleasant to folks around her. "She's incredibly rude to people who try to get close to her, or try to help her," the informant claimed.
In recent years, Wendy started spending time alone, especially after filing for divorce from her ex, Kevin Hunter, in 2019. The following year she lost another significant person in her life, her mother, Shirley.
Wendy has been absent from "The Wendy Williams Show" for the entire season so far as she continues to struggle with health and mental issues. However, recently, the daytime talk show queen is reportedly ready to make a "big comeback" to her show.
"If anybody thinks Wendy is done with television and show business in general, they're sadly mistaken," a source spilled to HollywoodLife.com on December 16. "Wendy has been in this industry almost her entire life and she's definitely preparing to make a big comeback."
The insider went on saying, "She's feeling better every day and has every intention on coming back to her show, and even wants to work on some other projects in the upcoming year." The informant added, "Wendy never planned on not returning so that's not something that's even on her radar."
Prior to her comeback plan, a separate source claimed that Wendy got jealous of Sherri Shepherd, who guest hosted her show and scored the show's season 13 highest ratings. "Sherri is the closest to Wendy that her fans are going to get, and she's funny," the insider spilled. "Wendy can't stand watching people fill in for her. She just can't and especially someone like Sherri, who is getting the love from her own audience."
The source further noted that Wendy is frustrated as her health struggles keep her off her iconic purple chair. "Wendy gets crazy jealous and having to sit on the sidelines is eating her up, but there's no way around it," the informant told the outlet. "The show must continue and when Sherri's on, the numbers go up."
With Sherri filling in and ratings soaring, it's reported that the show's producers are contemplating replacing the ailing host. "No-one expected ratings to go up 32% without Wendy. The fill-in hosts were just supposed to keep the show's lights on until Wendy was well enough to return," a source spilled of the talk show's guest hosts, including Leah Remini, Michael Rapaport and Remy Ma.
"It was assumed that without Wendy, the audience would not watch, but this has not been the case," the source close to the daytime talk show added. "In fact, when Sherri Shepherd took over she not only retained all of Wendy's fans but also brought in a whole new audience too... This is why the search has changed from finding a temporary replacement to a full-time one."