WENDY Williams is “not living in reality” and “often forgets who she is speaking” to as the troubled star said she is married – but her manager denied it.
One source close to former daytime talk show diva Wendy Williams exclusively told The US Sun that Wendy’s claim that she is married while those closest to her saying it’s simply not the case “shows you how close to the edge of reality she has gone.”
“Everyone around her knows she’s out of it,” the source added.
More concerning, multiple sources have revealed to The Sun that the 58-year-old former host often forgets who she is speaking to during conversations.
“You can be on the phone with her, and she will ask who she’s speaking to. It’s happening to everyone in her circle,” one worried insider said.
Yet another source said the forgetfulness happens not just with new people in her life, but also with friends that Wendy has known for years.
Wendy’s manager, Will Selby, claimed that Wendy has never forgotten him specifically, and added he’s had to “jog her memory about who people are on occasion but she has never totally forgotten who someone is.”
WENDY ANNOUNCES SHE’S MARRIED
Earlier this week, Will reaffirmed that his client is not married, despite a recorded phone call with Jason Lee at Hollywood Unlocked, in which she insisted that she is.
Wendy’s friends and family have repeatedly voiced their concerns for the former TV star’s well-being over the past several months to The US Sun.
Her new manager and longtime friend however claimed that while his client is not 100 percent herself these days, he suggested she is simply going through a rough patch.
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“Maybe that’s something that she wants to do? So it could look like her life isn’t that bad?” Will speculated.
“She just went through a lot. She lost her mother. She lost her show. She lost her son to college. So she’s been taking nothing but losses in the past several months.
“So she’s looking desperately for a win. And sometimes when you become desperate, you know, you say foolish things.”
Back in January, insiders close to Wendy were voicing their concerns to The Sun about the star’s issues with memory.
An insider who was close to The Wendy Williams Show had told The Sun at the time: “The spark is gone. That Wendy, who for ten years had that spark in her eyes, that cheeky grin and that little wink is not the same now.”
Even more heartbreaking, the source added, she doesn’t always recognize people whom she’s known for years.
“There are people who Wendy knows- who have worked closely with her- and there are days that she has no idea who they are.”
A second source close to Wendy’s family told The Sun at the time: “She’s been having a hard time holding a conversation.”
RECENT TROUBLING BEHAVIOR
On Tuesday, the former talk show host scared fans when she appeared to be passed out next to a champagne glass at New York City’s Louis Vuitton store.
In a video clip obtained by The Sun and first posted by Gossip Of The City, the former queen of daytime TV appeared in the luxury fashion staple’s store window in SoHo.
Wendy was laying down on a bed with her legs crossed and her eyes closed with what appeared to be a filled-to-the-brim champagne glass on the floor next to her.
Tommy Williams recently took to YouTube live to trash his famous sister late last month saying her son, Kevin Hunter Jr., 21, came up from Florida to see his mother at her New York City apartment for her birthday.
“Her son is up there to spend what could be monumental time with his mother, that is if she opens the door,” Tommy said of Kevin Jr., who was presumably outside of Wendy’s apartment and not being allowed inside.
Wendy’s manager, however, told The Sun that Kevin Jr. surprised his mother for her birthday with his visit and that he was included in the celebrations.
The younger brother also took issue with interviews Wendy has given recently, specifically a not suitable for work one, in which she repeatedly said she wanted “to get f***ed.”
“She talks about how much she wants to bang, how much she wants somebody to bang her out. She’s got a son, she’s got a 91-year-old father, she’s got a mother looking down at her from the heavens,” he claimed.
Tommy also took aim at any men currently in Wendy’s life, outside of her family and questioned their motives.
“Outside of me, outside of her son, those are the men in her life right now, those are the men in her life who really care.
“There’s a lot of men, a lot of people out there, there’s a lot of people that I guess she’d like to be involved with and stuff but who’s gonna be there when it counts?” Tommy posited.
SERIES OF ROUGH INTERVIEWS
Several people in Wendy’s circle have taken issue with interviews Wendy has done in recent months, including the NSFW video where she repeatedly told a journalist she wants to get f****, one where she pulled out a swollen foot during a live shot, and another widely non-sensical interview with Fat Joe on his YouTube.
One insider previously told The Sun: “These interviews are just heartbreaking and she still doesn’t have a podcast deal. Now big companies have passed, they don’t want her drama and no one believes she will do the work daily.”
A second source close to Wendy also took issue with her recent interviews while also questioning her potential podcast project.
“There is no date for when this podcast is supposed to happen.
“I can’t see her being able to put on a podcast. It’s weird she is even being put out for these interviews.
“They’re disturbing. It just becomes clearer she isn’t ready,” the insider concluded.