Wendy Williams mocks Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy but has she forgotten her own two scandalous divorces?
Television host and author Wendy Williams is a pro at adding fuel to just about any fire and her latest target seems to be Mary-Kate Olsen and Olivier Sarkozy's broken home. Embroiled in a string of controversies, the fashion mogul's appeal for emergency divorce during the pandemic has been denied.
Slamming the couple on Friday's episode of 'The Wendy Williams Show', the talk show host said, "Good news for Mary-Kate Olsen — she’s getting a divorce. Normally we don’t cheer for something like that," she said, adding, "She had been dating this older man. He’s 50… they were married for five years… He’s so tall and she’s so short. He always looked like he was dating his daughter." Her derision didn't end at that. Looking back at their intimate Manhattan ceremony, she said, "They both love to smoke cigarettes and at their wedding, they had bowls of cigarettes around so people could just smoke."
"If you live in a building then you know a lot of times the freight elevator is not open over the weekend, even if you are an Olsen twin and worth over $250M they are not going to open it up for you," she further mocked the Olsen twin and added, "How old is she now? Her assistant says 33. Well, she says she has an iron-clad prenup and she wants that enforced."
She didn't leave Sarkozy alone. "He's cruel though just letting the lease run out. I wonder what went wrong with their relationship. Olivier wants her stuff out of the apartment by Monday. She claims that she was just told about this, that he just let the lease run out. So in effect, I guess Mary-Kate will be homeless?" Williams said.
Making fun of a couple who drifted apart doesn't suit Williams as her past is marred by two scandalous divorce dramas. Wendy first got married to Bert Girigorie in 1994 and decided to call it quits just after six months. In an interview with RadarOnline.com, he revealed the reason behind their split. "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.”
Williams' ex narrated a bizarre story from their honeymoon in Rio when she wanted to spend a night alone! "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.” Moreover, he didn't even know about her drug addiction. “I know she said she was doing drugs but she kept that away from me,” Girigorie said. “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.”
Next up, Williams got hitched to Kevin Hunter — who worked as a manager and executive producer on her show — on November 30, 1997. The couple has a son, Kevin Hunter Jr. After 22 years of marriage, Williams filed for divorce from her husband after she found out he had a baby with an alleged mistress. Hunter was soon ousted from 'The Wendy Williams Show' and released a public apology. "I am not proud of my recent actions and take full accountability and apologize to my wife, my family, and her amazing fans. I am going through a time of self-reflection and am trying to right some wrongs," he said.
In fact, the infidelity was not completely hidden from the public eye. In 2017, the Daily Mail reported that Hunter was living a double life. He was married to Wendy but was dating Sharina Hudson for the past 10 years. After the divorce, Wendy told E! News, "This has been a really tough year for me, you know. It's been a tough year personally, it's been a tough year professionally." The two had a messy legal settlement agreement which said that neither of them had to pay alimony and she became the sole owner of their shared company, Wendy Inc.
Reports said Wendy — who is worth $40M — paid for Hunter's health insurance and will maintain a $1M life insurance policy that will go to Hunter in the event of her death. Moreover, she paid $250,000 for him to “secure new living arrangements” after he was told to vacate their marital home.
With all the scandals in her own life, is it justified that she mocks another celebrity for trouble in their paradise just for the sake of it?