Wendy Williams kicked off Season 9 of her popular Wendy Williams Show by lighting the Empire State Building in NYC on Saturday, Sept. 18.

“I chose pink and purple, they literally gave me the color palettes to choose from,” Williams told ESSENCE.

The 53-year-old talk show Diva wore a floor length crushed velvet gown for her tower lighting ceremony.

Wendy shared the honor with her parents, Shirley Williams and Thomas Williams Sr.

She explained to ESSENCE what inspired her dream to light the Empire State Building.

She said when she first met her husband, Kevin Hunter, they drove around the city after having dinner in Times Square. “We got together and it was electric. We were insane about each other immediately,” she said.

During one of those drives, he pointed up to the Empire State Building and promised, “I’m going to get you up here, I’m going to get you up here.”

Photos by WENN.com




  • Vonn

    Since you provided the link, I may as well apply.

  • Rayne

    She looks cute here.

  • thrift.store.jungle

    oh the shade!

    basically:
    “gold star for wendy williams. gold stars, in fact, can be purchased in bulk from the .99cents store” ?

  • Ozad

    “Anyone can make a request to light the Empire State Building. But priority is given to people or organizations who provide a celebrity to light the Empire State Building.

    Applicants can choose your colors or the part of the building they want to light.

    click here to apply to light the Empire State Building.”………the shade, the shade of it all…..LOL

  • Judi Lauren

    Auntie, Empire State Building is not at Times Square. It’s actually Herald Square. You can just see the building from 42nd st, but it’s on 34th st…

  • MsPam

    Ms. Sandra is Wendell paying you for this posts?! She has mentioned that she gets some of her gossip from your blog.

  • Karen Brady

    Congrats Sister Wendy!

  • Dahl

    I saw that too. Way to take away her shine…

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Naw, I’m just happy to see her back on her show and healthy.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Thanks, hun.

  • Shawn Williams

    Wendy is so anti Black, it’s so hard to support anything she’s about.

  • Meme

    Wendy is shaped like an inverted isosceles triangle (think upside down witches hat) but she dresses it up ok

  • MsPam

    Okay, just making sure you’re getting your money.

  • Seek Truth Speak Truth

    Wendy is so watered-down. We need to let her go. Her and Whoopi Goldberg.

  • Just Passing Through

    Saturday, Sept. 18.

    On what day?

  • JENNYJONES1

    I USE TO THINK THAT WAY ABOUT HER BUT SHE SUPPORTS A LOT OF OTHER BLACKS AND SHE EMPLOYEES A LOT OF BLACK PEOPLE SHE JUST KNOWS HOW TO CATER TO THE WHITES TO GENERATE THE COINS………..JENNY JONES!!!!

  • JENNYJONES1

    SHE LOOKS A MESS IN THAT DRESS THOUGH. SHE REALLY SHOULD HAVE GOTTEN HER BOOBS RE-DONE & REDUCED WHILE SHE WAS HIATUS B/C THAT SHAPE IS A HOT, HOT STEAMING MESS………JENNY JONES!!!

  • http://citygirlzen.blogspot.com/ missarewa

    congrats lollipop!

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yuup. She she knows how to play the game while quietly supporting her own….

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    why did this tickle me silly!!!!!!!!!! lol!

  • MSGREENMINUSTHEENVY

    oh no! Not the ‘Isosceles’!!! LMAO!

  • TaylorFinallyMadeIt

    ?????