Who is Wendy Williams's first husband Bert Girigorie? Here's the shocking break up scandal and old wedding photos
Why did Wendy Williams skip her first husband from the movie? The question has been hovering over many minds
Rape, abortion, plastic surgery, break ups and cheating scandals... Wendy Williams opens up about all the controversies from her life in the much-anticipated Lifetime biopic ‘Wendy Williams: The Movie’.
The 56-year-old ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ host known for her on-air spats with celebrities gave the public a look into the private moments of her life — including the bitter break up with her second husband Kevin Hunter and her tumultuous experiences with DJ Eric B and R&B singer Sherrick. Why then, did she skip her first husband Bert Girigorie from the movie? This question has been hovering over many minds.
Born on July 18, 1964, in Asbury Park, New Jersey, Williams is the second of three children raised by parents Shirley and Thomas Williams. She gained a foothold in 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.
Here's a look at her first relationship and the husband she never spoke about.
Who is Bert Girigorie?
Before her 25-year long relationship with Kevin Hunter, Williams first exchanged vows with Bert Girigorie in 1994. If old reports are to be believed, Girigorie crossed paths with Williams while working at a New York City radio station. After dating for two years, they decided to walk down the aisle but their marriage went bust just five months later.
The two separated soon after and were officially divorced a year and a half later in 1995. A quick search on Twitter shows his profile where he dubs himself as “sales & marketing professional” based in Charlotte, North Carolina. According to his social media profile, his website is G2 Marketing Inc, a digital marketing agency for professionals. However, he last tweeted back in 2018 and shared a string of his favorite songs.
Now, eagle-eyed Internet users seem to have dug up a photo of the two online. Catch the photos shared on social media here:
Why did Wendy Williams and Bert Girigorie break up?
The two have never openly admitted what really went wrong but Girigorie said that things went downhill since the beginning. In a 2019 interview with RadarOnline, he said he didn't know about Williams's alleged cocaine addiction, but came to realize later. “It was very bizarre. She just turned into a different person. I don’t know what was going on. I didn’t understand a lot of things that she did. I didn’t understand what her motivations were,” he said.
Reflecting on how they “had a big blowout, and the relationship became very strained”, he added that her behavior was flippant. In fact, he recalled one time when she insisted on spending a night out alone while they were honeymooning in Rio! “I was like ‘NO!’ because even back then Rio was not known as the safest place. And that was the big argument that I remember,” he said.
“I know she said she was doing drugs but she kept that away from me,” Girigorie said about Williams. “I assumed that she was but I didn’t know anything about it. I know I was seeing strange behavior and behavior that I didn’t understand when I look back at it.”
Why did Wendy Williams skip him in the movie?
After watching the movie, where Williams completely skips him, many viewers joked how they skip their first husbands too. “Don't worry @WendyWilliams I skip over my first husband too,” one tweet read and another said, “I wanted to hear about the first husband!” A third chimed in, “The first husband and got off easy with all the dirt spilt.”
And a fourth added, “Wendy Williams skipping over her first husband story only last 5 months. ima Google him after the movie go off I’m so nosey.”
Wendy Williams skipping over her first husband story only last 5 months 😭 ima Google him after the movie go off I’m so nosey ✋ #WendyWilliamsWatchParty— Javonte Demond Austin (@itsonly1javonte) January 31, 2021
If you haven't watched the movie yet, tune into the story of Wendy Williams that may leave you shocked. Not interested in her first husband? Here's all about her love story with her second husband, Kevin Hunter.
Although she was happily in love with Kevin, she officially divorced Hunter after he fathered a child with his mistress. The baby was the last straw for Williams but she later clarified the reason behind their split and said, “And that has nothing to do with him having this baby or him having this side girl for almost 15 years of our marriage. I've known about her almost since the beginning. I've known that Kevin is a serial cheat.”