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Wendy Williams Returns to Her Talk Show After a Long Absence

Updated on March 4, 2019
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Margaret Minnicks has been an online writer for many years. She writes about various things, including celebrities and entertainment.

Wendy Williams return in Valentino dress
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Talk show host Wendy Williams returned to television for the first time this year on Monday, March 4, 2019, after the date for her return had changed three times before. She had been absent since December 20, 2018. She said she was sorry for her long absence, but she feels good now and doubts if she will ever be out that long again.

Viewers were wondering what she would say on her first day back after being away from The Wendy Williams Show the entire months of January and February. The 54-year-old host usually reports and give her views about hot topics. On her first day back, she was one of the hot topics. However, she handled the conversation like the professional that she is. She brought viewers up to date on her health and other things during her absence, including rumors about her marriage.

Wendy's Entrance

Wendy made her entrance through the double doors wearing a long $2,200 black Valentino dress with its pleated skirt and drawstring waist. She also wore white tennis shoes. Her wig was much shorter than the ones she usually wears. It was a blonde bob wig.

Her studio audience gave her a 40-second standing ovation which was longer than usual. They also chanted her name a little long. After Wendy asked her signature question, “How you doin'?” the audience responded the same way. She said, “I’m doing better now. Let’s get started!”

Wendy appeared to be her old self as she sat in her purple chair that was not used by any of the many guest hosts during her absence. Guest hosts included Nick Cannon, Michael Rapaport, Keke Palmer, Jerry O'Connell, Sherri Shepherd and Jason Biggs.

Her Own Hot Topic

Wendy became her own hot topic. She thanked her doctors and addressed her health. She said she was taking thyroid medicines and medications for her Graves disease. She shared that she meditated and spent two hours in the gym seven days a week because she wanted to be along since she is her own best friend. She did say she spent time with her family as well.

The talk show host said she knew about the rumors surrounding her marriage. She said she and Kevin Hunter have been married for 25 years and he is her friend, lover and is still her husband. She shared a picture of her and her husband when they were younger. Then she held up her ring finger and said people will know when her marriage is over when her ring is gone and it isn't going anywhere.

Other Hot Topics

After Wendy finished talking about herself, she jumped right into talking about celebrities. The first topic of conversation was the Jussie Smollett case. Wendy did not mince her words. She didn't say "allegedly" or any of the other words that are used when stories like this one are in the news. Wendy came right out and said he is "guilty." She concluded that she wants to see justice served.

Her next topic was about the two-part documentary Leaving Neverland. She claimed she doesn't believe all that is being portrayed about the late Michael Jackson. Besides, the Jackson family never gave HBO approval to air the documentary.

Show's Format

Because Wendy spent extra time talking about herself at the top of the show, viewers noticed the format of the show was not the same as it has been in the past. Several of the usual segments were missing, and that was understandable. In fact, Wendy did not have a special guest to sit on the couch and be interviewed by her.

Now that the regular host has returned, the show will probably get back to its previous format with the next episode.

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Social Media Reactions

People in Wendy's studio audience showed they were glad she is back with the long standing ovation and chanting her name. Everybody on social media wasn't as glad to see that she is back.

One person posted on Instagram that she liked the show much better when Wendy was absent. Another person said he didn't believe a word of what she said about her health. He insisted that her absence was more than the story about her thyroid and Graves disease. He claims that her body language showed that she was lying.

No matter how social media reacted, it is good that Wendy Williams has returned to her own show in its 10th season.

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