How old is Wendy Williams? Date of host's latest video debated after she says she's '56'
Wendy Williams' son posted a video to Instagram, giving her fans a rare video update on her health.
Wendy Williams' son posted a video to Instagram, giving her fans a rare video update on her health. After taking a break from hosting 'The Wendy Williams Show' late last year, the 57-year-old actress revealed she is doing okay. Wendy can be seen strolling along a windy beach in Florida in a video shared by her son Kevin Hunter Jr. The host had been visiting family in Florida and admitted that she was about to go to the gym after her stroll.
Wendy told her son, "You know that I work out all the time even though he doesn't come with me. I go on my own." She went on to describe how she spends her days now, saying, "I like to go early because after I work out I get tired. I want to take a shower again and then I like to lay down, watch TV. I get on the phone and call friends and family and some business. I do call business affairs."
She also revealed that she is taking a "break" from her life in New York City, admitting that she adored Florida as much as she did the Big Apple. Wendy said she'll be "back stronger" and thanked fans for their prayers after Kevin explained how fans had been wondering what the star had been up to since her break from her self-titled show. After mentioning her age as 56, she added, "There are things that happen to people. I would say that things usually start about 40 and they go up from there." She revealed that he was concerned about her health and was determined to eat the right food, adding that everyone has issues.
Wendy told fans she is pleased with her age-appropriate health and concluded, "I want to be all I can be and then get back to New York and get on down with The Wendy Williams Show." The actual date the video was filmed is unknown. Fans were perplexed when she said she was visiting her mother, given that her mother died in December 2020 and Wendy mentioned her as "56" when Google notes her current age is 57. People started commenting on this gaffe saying: "So this is definitely an old video because she says she's 56 and she's 57 years old". Another said doubting the time of the video saying " This have to be old because she said its good to have family like her mom dad and others… But I thought her mother had passed 🙏🏽🙏🏽" Someone observed: "I don’t think these video’s are meant for us to think they are new! I think they are getting us ready for the new and improved Wendy 🙏🏼🙏🏼❤️"
Wendy's rep, speaking to Page Six, clarified the situation by stating that her mother is buried in Florida and Wendy just misspoke in regards to the age, however, they also claimed that the video was shot on Wednesday (February 16) itself.