Wendy Williams addresses marital status months after claiming she’s married

NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JULY 23: Wendy Williams attends SiriusXM Town Hall with Wendy Williams hosted by SiriusXM host Karen Hunter at SiriusXM Studios on July 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for SiriusXM)

Wendy Williams discussed how she fell in love and what she was looking for in a life partner.

Williams, 58, made her first public appearance since her two-month rehab stint on Monday night at her former radio station’s annual WBLS Circle of Sisters event in New York City. She spoke about love and marriage at the event, saying she “can’t wait to fall in love.”

She said, Entertainment Tonight reported:

“I never deny it, and the first thing I think when I see men is ‘are they wearing the finger?’ cause if they’re wearing the finger, then that’s an immediate hello, but I would love… I can’t wait to fall in love, and I don’t want to get married.”

Williams made the claim months after claiming to be married. Williams was already married to an NYPD officer named Henry, according to Hollywood Unlocked CEO Jason Lee. Her manager, William Selby, however, denied the report.

Selby told Page Six:

“That’s inaccurate. She is excited about a new relationship and probably got carried away in conversation.”

Selby’s statement irritated Lee, who posted an Instagram video of himself calling Williams to confirm her marital status. Lee was irritated because he felt Selby was making him appear insane about his report.

Before confirming her marital status on the phone, Williams told Lee:

“Everybody seems to have a problem with that. I’m married. I’m married. I don’t care who knows it.”

Williams also addressed Selby’s claim after Lee informed her that her manager denied her marital status.

Williams said:

“Will sees no point in me getting married, but f–k Will.”

However, according to her most recent statement, Williams is not married. She also discussed what she was looking for in a potential partner.

Williams said:

“I want him to have already had kids. I want him to be someplace between, someplace around my age, you know, maybe 10 years younger than me, and maybe 15 years older than me, you know what I mean?”

“And then we’ll be able to do things together like if we want to all of a sudden want to fly from New York City if we want to fly to France, to be there for two days, to have food or whatever, I want to be able, you know, I could be qualified with a man that, ‘Come on, baby. Let’s do it. Do we fly private, or do we fly public?”

Williams was in a rehab treatment facility for two months. She was overcome with emotion during her first public appearance after the audience greeted her with applause, gratitude, and praise for participating in the event.

Williams told the audience:

“These are tears of laughter, but also tears of sincere just thank you.”

From 1994 to 1995, Williams was married to Bert Girigorie, and from 1999 to 2020, she was married to Kevin Hunter. Kevin Jr., Williams’ 22-year-old son, is the couple’s only child.