Earlier today, Wendy Williams gave an emotional call to arms for substance abusers and the people who love them. She talked about her own struggles and how her years of cocaine abuse (she felt) connected her to Whitney Houston (who also had her struggles. During the moment, she broke down sobbing while saying,
“I’m not proud of the girl I was,” Williams continued. “But without being that girl, I wouldn’t be the woman that i am today. So if it makes any sense to you, I have no regrets. There’s one thing throughout it all. My connection with Whitney…that I wished for us both to be really sober and really aware and I knew I would meet her one day…I always pictured that time to be in our late 50s, 60s with her being the number-one spokesperson for “Say no.” I just for some reason thought that that’s what she would do. It’s what I want to do. I just thought we would meet, and we would hug and we would be sober and older and…”
Here’s the full segment below:
Despite that now infamous interview between Wendy & Whitney, Wendy said the two would see each other in passing a couple of times in different locations and Whitney still would say Hello.
Wendy also said she will not be following the story of Whitney’s death from this point on via her show, and this day is the last time she will address it. Definitely an emotional time.
Wendy has addressed drug addiction with Whitney in past interviews. This is why she is so choked up over her death and the possibility that drugs could have played a part in it.
Check out Wendy’s interview from 2007 with Whitney Houston. It gets pretty heated.