Wendy Williams Opens Up About Her Drug Addiction

During her days on radio, Wendy Williams was candid about her decade-long addiction to cocaine. However, as soccer moms across the country discover their new wig-switching daytime homegirl, Wendy is revisiting past drug chatter with new audiences. In an interview with In Touch, Wendy talks about what prompted her to end her drug habit.

On her addiction:

“I was in deep. I wish I hadn’t put my life in jeopardy, but I have no regrets because it’s made me who I am today, and I’m proud of me.”

On life as a radio DJ made the addiction easy to keep up with:

“I was a functioning addict. I’d work from 3 in the afternoon until 7 at night, get off and party until 7 in the morning — then sleep until 2, go to the radio station and do it all over again,” she shares. “People around me knew, but nobody ever said anything to me. Nobody had the guts, which is shocking to me.”

On what made her decide to break away from cocaine:

“I never had [a breaking point]. Right around my 30th birthday, I met my [future] husband. The habit was not breaking me, so I could’ve gone on and on, except I was falling in love with this guy.”

On how her past has her view her current success:

“Every time I walk through the double doors of my studio, I feel like I won,” she says. “Even if it’s all over tomorrow, I won.”

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