For more than 10 years, daytime titan Wendy Williams opened her hit talk show with a simple question for viewers: “How you doin’?” But a new Lifetime documentary is flipping that script, with the reclusive host telling viewers how she’s doing — and the answer is anything but simple.
Where Is Wendy Williams?, executive-produced by the subject herself, offers an unflinching look into the former host’s private world. Filmed over the course of two years, the documentary “provides a raw, honest and unfiltered reality of Wendy’s life after she was placed under financial guardianship, shedding light on the vulnerabilities that has turned Wendy into the Hot Topic herself,” per Lifetime’s official release. “Suffering mental and physical issues, Wendy’s delicate state of mind, erratic behavior and declining health were all captured by the cameras.”
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In advance of the documentary’s premiere, Lifetime has released a powerful trailer, which includes one particularly chilling warning from Williams: “I have no money. And I’m going to tell you something — if it happens to me, it could happen to you.”
Executive producer Mark Ford describes the documentary as a “complex project,” which “became a labor of love for everyone involved.” He thanks Williams and her family “for their utmost commitment to honesty, even when painful.”
Williams’ struggles first came to light in 2017, when a fainting spell in the middle of a live broadcast caused many to begin questioning her health. She went public with a Graves’ disease diagnosis in 2018, one year before announcing that she was also living in a sober house. She hosted her final episode of the now-defunct Wendy Williams Show in 2021, and financial troubles soon followed.
The two-night documentary event airs Saturday, Feb. 24 and Sunday, Feb. 25 at 8/7c on Lifetime.
Hit PLAY on the trailer above for your first look at Where Is Wendy Williams?, then drop a comment with your thoughts on the documentary below.