Wendy Williams' ex-husband Bert Girigorie opened up about his life as Mr Wendy Williams in an exclusive interview with Radar Online.
Bert met Wendy when she worked at a NYC radio station. They dated from 1992 until 1994 before tying the knot. They divorced a year later.
Bert tells Radar Online he was initially unaware of Wendy's substance abuse problem. "It was very bizarre. She just turned into a different person. I don't know what was going on. I didn't understand a lot of things that she did. I didn't understand what her motivations were."
He said things soon got out of hand and they had blow out fights, then "the relationship became very strained."
Bert said his marriage to Wendy was a failure from the beginning. In fact, he knew something was wrong on their wedding day when she invited a reporter from "some magazine" and a photographer to ride with them in the limousine to the reception.
"I thought that was kind of bizarre. It should've been a private moment."
Bert said Wendy's attitude was "flippant," and she was far from a submissive, obedient wife. He now believes her actions were related to her drug use.
"I knew she said she was doing drugs but she kept that away from me," he told Radar Online.
Wendy checked herself out of a Queens, NY sober house apartment on Tuesday, a week after her cheating husband, Kevin Hunter (pictured with her in 2011), welcomed a baby girl with his mistress, Sharina Hudson, 33.
Wendy fell off the wagon and her sober coach found her drunk and unresponsive in her bed on Monday. A hospital dried her out, rehydrated her with IV fluids, and she was back on the set of her talk show the next morning, as if nothing happened.
Bert recalled a day when they had an argument and Wendy insisted on vacationing in Rio by herself.
"I was like 'no!' because even back then Rio was not known as the safest place. And that was the big argument that I remember," he said, adding that he doesn't know if she was going on a drug-related excursion but he did remember her strange request to go alone.
Wendy (pictured with Kevin in 2011) recalled her drug-fueled adventures during a March 5 segment on her talk show a day after she retuned from an extended winter break.
"I was a mess... killing myself. I realized I am a walking addict. You can't just clean it up and stop it," the mother-of-one said. "I constantly have to watch the inside of my body because of hard partying, just a mess."
After checking out of the sober house on Tuesday, Wendy was spotted by a paparazzi. She waved her hand at the photog to show she is no longer wearing her wedding ring.
She is expected to file for divorce from Kevin. Friends say Wendy was in denial for many years. She is devastated but she knew this day would come.
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