After a prolonged absence from the public eye, talk show host and New York City icon Wendy Williams makes a poignant comeback in the Lifetime two-part series, “Where Is Wendy Williams?” Produced by Williams herself, this emotional documentary offers a candid glimpse into her current life, as depicted in the newly released trailer.
The footage captures Williams’ journey from behind the scenes of “The Wendy Williams Show” to her present reality, which appears markedly different from her former glamorous lifestyle.
In a particularly poignant moment, Williams is seen driving around the city, expressing confusion as she remarks, “This doesn’t look like anything familiar.” Concerns about her well-being are raised by members of her team, with one observing, “I think she’s losing memory,” and another noting, “There’s something more going on than just alcohol.”
Family members also express apprehension about Williams’ condition, with her son acknowledging that while she has always projected an image of strength, there are underlying issues. This sentiment is echoed by Williams herself, who candidly admits, “Did you see a neurologist? To find out if I’m crazy? Mhm.”
The documentary sheds light on Williams’ financial struggles, revealing that she was placed under financial guardianship by a judge, a decision that she and her sister question. Williams issues a stark warning, emphasizing the potential vulnerability of anyone facing similar circumstances.
Renowned for her candid advice and signature catchphrase “How you doin’?” on “The Wendy Williams Show,” Williams left the helm of the program in 2021 due to health issues. The trailer hints at her desire to return to television despite her challenges.
“Where Is Wendy Williams?” is set to premiere as a two-part documentary on February 24 and 25 on Lifetime, offering viewers an intimate and revealing portrayal of the beloved talk show host’s life journey.