Wendy Williams Addresses Rumors About Her Talk Show Ending

By Colin Fredericson

Wendy Williams shut down rumors that her show “The Wendy Williams Show” may be ending.

When asked by a TMZ reporter about the future of her talk show, Williams said, “The show will be on until I say no.”

“And I’m not ready to go,” Williams added, as she was leaving SiriusXM studios in New York City on Aug. 12.

Williams was at SiriusXM studios for an interview on Radio Andy, which was uploaded to YouTube on Aug. 12, where she also addressed the cancellation rumors.

“I am firmly on TV, okay,” Williams, 55, told host Andy Cohen.

While Williams told reporters following the interview that her show will not be ending, she also said to Cohen that her “time is up” next year on her nationally syndicated television talk show, which she has hosted since 2008.

“I mean, my time is up in 2020 on the Wendy show, but I’m not ready to go, so let’s go,” she told Cohen, responding to a him saying he had heard her show was “picked up for years and years.”

Divorce

Williams also addressed questions about her very public divorce with Kevin Hunter.

After 22 years of marriage, Williams filed for divorce in April, after reports that he allegedly fathered a child with his mistress. Hunter is believed to be the father of a child with 33-year-old massage therapist Sharina Hudson.

“And was there a part of you that wanted to respond to [the media reports]?” Cohen asked, referring to rumors of Hunter’s alleged cheating.

“Um, I knew that I would, but I had to get my ducks in a row. It’s like, I knew about a lot of things for years,” Williams said.

“I knew a lot of things for years, but my son was at home. It wasn’t fair to him,” she added, saying she did not want the situation between her and her husband to disrupt their 18-year-old son’s life and development.

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Comedy Tour

Williams is currently on a comedy tour called “Wendy Williams & Friends For The Record Tour” with four shows scheduled for the rest of 2019 in New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Georgia, according to her talk show’s website. The next stop on the tour will be on Aug. 17, at Newark, New Jersey’s NJPAC.

The tour features performances by four comedians, with Williams serving as host.

Williams is currently producing a biopic of her life for the TV network Lifetime. The biopic TV movie is scheduled to air next year, Page Six reported, citing a press release.

The movie is about her early days establishing a radio career, and her rise to success.

She is producing the movie with Will Packer with Leigh Davenport as the screenwriter. Packer produced “Girls Trip” and Davenport wrote the script for “Boomerang.”

Williams has also been helping “Wendy Williams Show” co-host Jerry O’Connell promote his new daytime talk show. She wrote on Twitter that the Jerry O’ show would appear on select Fox stations in the time slots reserved for her own show.

NTD staff writer Tiffany Meier contributed to this report.