Talk show host Wendy Williams was hospitalized after getting drunk, on the same day her husband’s mistress gave birth.
She was found drunk on March 25, and then taken to the hospital and put on IV fluids, Fox News reported.
The incident comes after Williams admitted on her show last week that she had been residing at a sober home in an attempt to ward off substance abuse. She was found to have left the home in Queens at one point, initiating a search. She has since been taken back to the facility.
“It’s not clear where she went but she headed in the direction of her home in Jersey and managed to find alcohol along the way,” a source told Daily Mail. “Word got back to the studio and there was panic and concern, everyone was looking for her, no one knew whether there would be a show [Tuesday].”
The same day Wendy was found, Page Six reported that Williams’s husband’s long-time mistress gave birth.
Wendy Williams remains in a sober living house in Queens, NY while her husband’s alleged mistress reportedly gives birth.
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After Williams was found, she attended Tuesday’s show taping as scheduled.
“Wendy is not in a good way, everyone is so concerned for her. The sad thing is that she’s been working so hard to stay sober and she’s been so honest in her struggles with all her fans, and this just tipped her over the edge,” Page Six reported. “But the fact she still came to the set just shows how strong she’s trying to be.”
Williams’s husband, Kevin Hunter, is believed to be the father of a child with 33-year-old massage therapist Sharina Hudson.
“Sharina gave birth to the baby at Hahnemann University Hospital in Philly. Apparently, they chose this location because they were worried that if she gave birth in New York, it would be leaked to the press,” a source told Page Six.
“This is a crazy situation, Wendy is in a halfway house fighting for her sobriety, while her husband is at the side of his mistress who is giving birth to a baby. Sharina went into labor on Sunday [and] is believed to have given birth late on Sunday or in the early hours of Monday,” another source told Page Six.
“Wendy is considering divorcing Kevin. She’s really distraught over the situation, she knew about Sharina but didn’t think a baby would arrive, she didn’t think Kevin would go this far, she’s lost and everyone is worried for her,” a source told Daily Mail.
— Inside Edition (@InsideEdition) March 21, 2019
Earlier, Daily Mail reported that Hunter’s affair had been going on for around a decade. Williams has at various times confirmed and denied reports of her husband’s cheating.
“There’s a lot of love for her, but she’s got to stand up for herself. The big problem is that Kevin is her business manager but he also manages her life. She won’t hear a bad word said against him. Wendy is very angry, she doesn’t want to talk to anyone right now,” added the source.
Williams told the world last week that she has struggled with drugs and that she was recently living a very regimented life in order to keep herself away from them. A report by Daily Mail claimed the admission came after she was questioned by the media outlet about staying at the “sober home.”
Williams admitted that her absence from her show late last year and earlier this year came after a confrontation with her husband for cheating, a shoulder injury that resulted, and a subsequent prescription drug and alcohol binge.
Reports have not indicated whether or not the situation will affect the taping of any future shows.