'I'm married': Wendy Williams doubles down on wedding claims despite rep's denial
Wendy Williams has doubled down on her claim that she's married despite her rep denying that such a wedding took place..
The former talk show host raised eyebrows after she claimed this week that she had tied the knot with an NYPD officer named Henry. Williams made the claim during a conversation with her good pal Jason Lee, founder and CEO of Hollywood Unlocked. And while she didn't offer many details about her new relationship, the 58-year-old TV star said she took the holy vows at the end of July this year. Shortly after the news broke, her representative Will Selby said his client wasn't actually married.
“She says, ‘I’m married.’ I’m like, ‘What?’ She’s like, ‘I got married,’” Lee recalled to Page Six. “I’m like, ‘You got married when?’ And she’s like, ‘I got married last week.’” Selby later told the outlet, "That’s inaccurate. She is excited about a new relationship and probably got carried away in conversation." And when asked if Williams was, in fact, seeing a cop named Henry, her rep flatly said, “Wendy doesn’t wish to disclose details at the moment.”
Lee reached out to Williams in an effort to protect his credibility, asking her about the Page Six report. He called the TV personality by phone and asked her about the conflicting stories, saying Selby had made him "look crazy out here.” However, Williams insisted she was a married woman and suggested her rep denied her claims simply because he didn't approve. Lee recorded the call and posted an excerpt on social media. “Everybody seems to have a problem with that. I’m married,” Williams said in the call. “I’m married! I don’t care who knows it. Will sees no point in me getting married. But you know what? F**k Will. Fourteen years I’ve known him. I’ve always said fuck him…in a good way, you know?”
Williams initially opened up to Lee about her financial issues as well as the family drama surrounding her. The former talk show host said her credit card wasn't working, but Selby had helped her maintain access to one of her accounts. Williams also said she didn't want to remain in contact with any of her family members except for 21-year-old Kevin Hunter Jr, her son with TV producer Kevin Hunter, whom she was married to for nearly two decades before she filed for divorce in early 2020 citing irreconcilable differences.
The TV star blamed his alleged affair with Sharina Hudson for the end of their marriage. She stated in the divorce filing that Kevin's love child was too much for her to handle or work through with him. "I've known about her almost since the beginning. I've known that Kevin is a serial cheat. The first time I found out was while I was pregnant with our son on bed rest," Wendy alleged, adding, "This girl wasn't the only one. She just happens to be the one who kept his baby." Post the divorce, Wendy dated Maryland contractor Mike Esterman.