Wendy Williams is a former radio personality, now talk show host, who is known for her outspokenness and brash no-nonsense attitude. She gained fame and notoriety for her on-air clashes with celebrities before moving on to host her own talk show.
Since 2008, Williams has hosted the nationally syndicated television talk show; The Wendy Williams Show. The New Jersey-born native is also an actress, New York Times bestselling author and fashion designer. In 2009, she was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame.
Here is all you need to know about her life; husband, son, and family, as well as all the rumors surrounding her sexuality.
Wendy Williams was born Wendy Joan Williams on July 18, 1964, in Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, as the second child of three to her parents; Thomas and Shirley Williams.
The Williams family grew up in a middle-class community in the Wayside section of Ocean Township. She attended Ocean Township High School where she was involved in a lot of extracurricular activities. In addition to being a Girl Scout, she played the clarinet in the marching band and was part of her school’s swimming team. Upon graduating High School, Williams elected to relocate to Boston, Massachusetts, where her older sister was, to attend Northeastern University. She majored in Communications and minored in Journalism.
As a child, Williams was described as someone who had a very loud voice and spoke too much. She was able to channel that energy into radio as she worked at Northeastern’s radio station, WRBB, while in college. She hosted an urban music show and also took up an internship in Kiss 108 radio where she worked under Matt Seigel.
After completing her education, she began her career in radio in the United States Virgin Islands working for WVIS. After a few months there, she took a job in Washington, D.C and another in New York where she worked an overnight weekend shift.
In 1989, Williams got a full-time job in New York, prompting her to move back to the Big Apple. Urban contemporary radio, WRKS, first hired her for a morning show and then later moved her to an afternoon show where she won the Billboard award for “Best On-Air Radio Personality” in 1993.
A three-year stint in an urban radio station in Philadelphia followed before she returned to New York in 2001. By this time, Williams had become somewhat of a cult personality as she nicknamed herself The Queen of All Media. In her new job, Williams embraced her personal challenges in life and talked about them openly on the radio. Issues like her past drug addiction, plastic surgeries, and miscarriages were discussed openly. This made the audience able to relate to her, and in turn, led to the rise of both her profile and that of the radio station.
One very notable incident that occurred during her time with the radio show was when she clashed with Whitney Houston after she asked her about her past drug addiction which led both of them to use foul language on-air.
Williams later left the show in 2009 to focus on a new career in television. She began to host a self-titled daytime talk show which was described by the New York Times as a black talk-show. Since airing, Williams has received multiple Daytime Emmy Awards nominations for Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host.
Wendy Williams has made a couple of television and movie appearances. She made her acting debut in 1992 on the sitcom Martin and has gone ahead to appear in a number of other productions, including Think Like a Man and Think Like a Man Too.
Along with her husband, Williams has set up a successful television production company and a fashion line.
Wendy Williams’ Family – Husband, Son
Wendy Williams is married to Kevin Hunter, who works as her manager and is also a business partner. The couple has been married for over 20 years after exchanging vows in 1997. They have one child from their marriage, a son named Kevin Hunter Jr. born in 1999.
Body Measurements, Is She A Man?
Here are Wendy Williams’ body measurements, including height, weight, bra size, shoe size, waist, etc.
Height: 5 feet 11 inches (180 cm)
Weight: 75 kg
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Hair Color: Dyed Brown
Body Measurements: 41-30-40 in (104-76-102 cm)
Dress Size: 12
Shoe Size: 11
Bra Size: 34FF
Cup Size: FF
Wendy Williams has never been able to stay clear of controversies in her career. Recently, a rumor started spreading on the internet that the self-titled media Queen is transgender. Conspiracies about the issue pointed out Williams’ manly physique and tall frame. The story was further fueled by recent photos taken of her on the beach in a bikini.