Wendy Williams Gave Dating Advice to a Newly Single Fan Before Announcing Her Divorce


Wendy Williams weighed in on a telling topic on Friday’s broadcast of The Wendy Williams Show.

The episode had been pre-taped Thursday, after Williams hosted the live show without wearing her wedding ring — or mentioning any marital issues — just before news of her divorce broke.

During Friday’s “Ask Wendy” segment, a newly single fan sought advice from the host about jumping back into the dating scene.

“I don’t mind a dating app,” Williams said.

After finding out that the fan works in corporate development and technology, Williams said a dating app might be the right fit for her.

“If you had a more fun job where there was more socialization, then I would say a dating app, well, you don’t really need that,” she said. “Because I always prefer a face-to-face. But I don’t mind a dating app ”

“Good luck!” she added.

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PEOPLE confirmed on Thursday that Williams, 54, is splitting from her longtime love and manager Kevin Hunter. The daytime talk show host filed for divorce after two decades of marriage, a source confirmed.

A personal rep for Williams later issued a statement to PEOPLE, saying, “Thank you to everyone for respecting the family’s privacy during this time. Kevin is supportive of Wendy and they are working through this process together. No additional comment will be provided at this time.”

A representative for her show also released the following statement: “Wendy and her family have been a part of Debmar-Mercury for over 10 years,. We respect their privacy regarding personal matters. As always, we remain committed to bringing an entertaining and topical show to our viewers.”

Williams and Hunter, 46, wed on Nov. 30, 1997, and share son Kevin Jr., 19.

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Williams recently revealed that she has been living in a sober house and has long been open about her past addiction to cocaine.)

Plus, she took an extended hiatus from The Wendy Williams Show from January until March, saying she needed to recover from a fractured shoulder and take care of herself due to her battle with Graves’ disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid.

In 2017, Williams told PEOPLE that Hunter had been a pillar of strength as she grappled with her diagnosis.

“My husband was extremely concerned,” she said. “He’s not just my husband, he’s my business partner, one of the executive producers on the show and he’s also my manager. He and I are glued at the hip.”

“He was with me every step,” she added. “For him, seeing me go through all of this, it’s really been trying on him. I’ve been concerned about him. I’m like, ‘Don’t worry about me!’”

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