Did Wendy Williams get an abortion? The tragedy of three miscarriages before she gave birth to Kevin Hunter Jr

Wendy Williams recalls how she went through miscarriage once but twice, 'so our Kevin is a hard-won child' and now she doesn't 'want to test' her blessing


                            Did Wendy Williams get an abortion? The tragedy of three miscarriages before she gave birth to Kevin Hunter Jr
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Wendy Williams has been candid about her problematic past but now the sassy ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ host is spilling the beans in the much-awaited Lifetime biopic ‘Wendy Williams: The Movie’. The movie starts with a young Wendy being told by her mother how she needs to lose weight as her “size 12” dress doesn't fit her.

The 90-minute feature then reflects her shocking ‘date rape’ story and skips her first marriage to Bert Girigorie. But the movie does reflect on her relationship with DJ and rapper Eric B, how she went through an abortion and struggled through a series of miscarriages. The film portrays her love story with Kevin Hunter but also shows how the couple faced trouble before giving birth to their son, Kevin Hunter, Jr, in 2000.

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So, how true is the movie? Let's take a look at her early life.

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Did Wendy Williams really get an abortion?

Born on July 18, 1964, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Wendy is the second of three children raised by parents Shirley and Thomas Williams. She first set foot into the broadcast industry when she was still studying. First a DJ for the college radio station, WRBB, she then started working with WVIS in the United States Virgin Islands. In 1998, she was reportedly fired from Hot 97 and was then hired by a Philadelphia urban station, WUSL. 

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Not many people know that Wendy was married to her first husband Bert Girigorie for five months in 1994. The two separated soon after and were officially divorced a year and a half later. 

Although she has never spoken about her abortion earlier, she has definitely shed a light on her early struggles. “I grew up a fat kid, an average student at best... I've never been to a prom,” she said in an interview. “I always thought a lot, and kept it in my head, and swore that once I escaped Ocean Township, New Jersey, that I was going to make something of myself.”

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Wendy Williams and son Kevin Hunter Jr (Getty Images)

Inside Wendy Williams' miscarriages

In the movie, we see Wendy gets pregnant soon after she falls in love with Kevin who soon became her manager. However, she miscarries at seven weeks and faces another miscarriage at five months, followed by a stillborn baby girl. After being diagnosed with Graves' disease and a weak cervix, she is put on bed rest for her next pregnancy. In an interview, Wendy had said, “I think I missed the boat on that…I’m 47 and I’ve had 3 miscarriages. One was at 7 weeks and the other two were at 5 months. It was just a nightmare and it happened 3 ½ years in proximity. I met my man and we got married after the first miscarriage…we decided we were going to try this again. We got right into the baby-making thing and I gained 103 pounds and I was on bed rest. My mind is on adoption and even that has a 3-year window. I really do want a girl, but I am so blessed with the family we created.”

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“I fought tooth and nail to be a mother,” Wendy, 56, told Essence earlier. “I suffered several miscarriages including two at five months. That’s when you have the clothes already picked out, the nursery is already painted. They ask you do you want a funeral or do you want the cremation.”

“We went through that not once but twice, me and my husband. So our Kevin is a hard-won child,” she added. “I would’ve loved to have had more children but I don’t want to test my blessing. Being a mother is for me. It’s not for everybody. It’s for me.”

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