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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.

Photos by BlayzenPhotos / BACKGRID, Aaron Gilbert/ WENN

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    I am stuck on the converse heels wtf is that shyt ? and dude you da ex .... I swear fugg an ex ..... Chile you escaped now you talking bout some shyt back in day FOH sir ..... an Ex opinion is never needed !!!!

  • Coy little wink

    Is Bert Caucasian???

  • Renee26

    Were the pics up top taken on her way to the hospital for the IV drip??? Whew!!

  • Queen B

    Im glad she's filing for a divorce

  • Guest

    Sounds like it. Goes to Google>>>>>

  • Renee26

    Tuesday was the day she was found unresponsive as well...

  • Renee26

    They ugly...they had Jordan's with heels too ?

  • Guest

    Can't find a picture.

  • Li-Wright

    Boy oh boy, everybody coming out of the woodwork about Wendy. But I don't understand this - you dated for 2 whole yrs and you didn't know she was a druggie? Where is her son? Sons are usually by their mom's side in times like this.

  • joel adams

    I think Wendy is doing what all the other celebrities do to stay in the mouths of US. Auntie, where you get THIS info from?
    She wanna win this EMMY so she doesn’t mind people are tawlking (in my Wendy voice).
    Eh (in my Joan Rivers voice)

  • Keyshia Ray

    Better watch out mess around and lose her job.

  • WhoKnew

    Again? Sandra "Agnes Eartha May Marrrcus" Rose said it was Monday. So did the same thing happen yesterday?

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Lawd and I had some back in 2003 lol ?

  • DroneRivers

    Sandra, are you playing in the Photoshop again? Cuz her legs have never looked that damn big lmao

  • Bossy704

    Wendy looks unhinged. Is she still at the halfway house? She needs to be.

  • NewNew

    I think the son prefers his father. Wendy has cried about it on the show in the past

  • Shawty

    Her wigs be awful. A matted mess!

  • DroneRivers

    Naw, he's black. I checked too because of that name lol

  • NewNew

    Marrrcus ?

  • Shawty
  • DroneRivers

    I think he's away at college. I know I would wanna get the hell from around them

  • WhoKnew

    She doesn't deserve an Emmy and this is my reason why. Everybody's life is private and no one is "entitled" to know anything about your life except your immediate family so she did not have to go on her show and say anything about her illness or private life. But what she did was lie about what was really making her phucked up in the head, passing out, the cheating husband and all that other crap that was going. She had an audience, a fan base, if you will, and she lied to them on almost a daily basis on live TV. Hell no. If I were on that awards committee I would not award her an Emmy

  • WhoKnew

    Lady Eloise's boo.

  • WhoKnew

    What black man is named Bert?

  • PlayerP

    She was going to Rio to do some lipo...not drugs

  • NewNew

    I'll believe it when the ink is dry and the paperwork has been leaked.

  • NewNew

    Love me some Eartha Kit. Who has a voice like hers? Nobody

  • joel adams

    She’ll probably WIN based on her REVEAL of her continued coke habit. All of her antics are orchestrated to keep and I mean KEEP her a hot topic.

  • Faithz

    Wendy you are in my Prayers girl, you have got to get yourself together, you know people love to trash talk others business...

  • DroneRivers

    I don't know, maybe he's tryna be different instead of going by Robert or Rob. I'm just assuming the guy I found is really her ex *shrug* lol

  • DroneRivers

    Looks straight up like Barbie hair. She has too much money for that mess!

  • Renee26

    ? I refused

  • Renee26

    ? she had a moment of confusion

  • KcoolMuziq
  • WinterIsComing

    The big legs look good on her!

  • Thingamajig

    Why is he talking?? STFU.

  • WinterIsComing

    Which one of yall told me about the Lupe episode of my 600lb life? Shame on you! I am truly disgusted. ?

  • WinterIsComing

    !!!

  • Ni Ni

    New episode tonight, woo hoo! I didn't know Hoarders was back on either. That's my other show. I like to tweet during both shows, the tweets are entertaining.

  • Ni Ni

    I wanted to see what the ex looks like.

  • Gamer?? Chick

    Is that the one who broke the toilet seat and her boyfriend was cheating on her “online”?

  • shauna

    Sandra, you omitted a very interesting detail from the Radar article. She didn't just want to go on a solo vacation to Rio.........it was the honeymoon she wanted to go on alone to Rio. I've heard of people doing that in the modern times, but not back 25 years ago. Maybe Wendy was the one who started the trend.

  • WinterIsComing

    Didn’t get to the cheating yet. But preview shows she broke the toilet!

  • WinterIsComing

    I can’t wait for the new episode! Hoarders is cool too.

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    I’ve said this a million tomes Wendy’s best approach is to air this dude out on her show him and his mistress during hot topics say yes my husband has been having an a affair and yes this woman had a baby! Then move into how she has been a long suffering wife. She can still do this and comeout on top. Although I would have BROKE the story ahead of every outlet!

  • WinterIsComing

    Fawk that! My man can’t go out tje country without me. These tropical hoes be fawking for $2USD. Nopity nope nope!

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    Ok. After reading this, I believe Wendy has a mental health diagnosis.
    A Personality Disorder, in particular.
    ********************************************************************************
    A personality disorder is a type of mental disorder in which you have a rigid and unhealthy pattern of thinking, functioning and behaving. A person with a personality disorder has trouble perceiving and relating to situations and people.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    I bet she is Borderline Personality Disorder.
    Kevin loves these types of broken women. I bet the side chick is the same diagnosis.

  • Zeta Phi Beta 1920

    That is the way Whitney use to look when she got real bad on drugs.

  • XoXo

    Had the nerve to talk bad about a queen like Whitney Houston. Look at her now. ? Old Big-eyed fool!

  • Ghost

    I hope she says something soon...it appears that a lot of folks are getting ready to come out of the woodwork with drug stories...smh!

    She’s got to get ahead of this...she needs to tell her own story before other folks start putting ? out there...

    ?????? For Wendy

  • Wreckognize Game

    He trying to remember something from all those years ago. Sir, go sit TF down!

  • WhoKnew

    Nobody has a voice like Ms. Eartha.

  • WhoKnew

    I just be funning playing with Sandra Mae.

  • WhoKnew

    Yeah. Probably right.

  • WinterIsComing

    Omg! She broke Dr.Now’s toilet!

  • WhoKnew

    Why is she trolling the paparazzi with that "US" look?

    BTW I heard that movie made some bread but it sucked. I don't pay to watch something that might give me nightmares so I didn't see it.

  • country57

    She went after Whitney with pure glee and hate. Sorry, I do not feel anything for this woman. Wendy went out of her way to downgrade black celebrities, came for their throats. Didn't care how personal or hateful it was.

  • MrsSpice1

    Giirrrrl. And what is Wendy doing? ?...

  • MrsSpice1

    ??????!!

  • WhoKnew
  • Mr.LeBrickJames
  • Marlika

    He ain’t no prize either but looks Way better than that loser Kevin! That’s for sure?????

  • Panther Charleston

    Damn XoXo! You went Fred Sanford and Ethel on her with the "big-eyed fool." ?

  • Panther Charleston

    Ha! $2USD. Heeheehee.

  • WhoKnew

    For sure.

  • Topic Influencer

    Maybe a fam name. Or island/European. I know a dude from Antigua named Bertrand

  • Topic Influencer

    He was paid most likely. Someone come here and drop me some scrilla for tea on any ex, I'm singing.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You can go right on ..... I ain't got time !!

  • WhoKnew

    Told y'all Winston out chere trolling folks. So shortly after the media posted the above pic of shem not wearing her wedding ring, she then goes in her bag of tricks, puts the wedding ring on and shows it to the paps.

    Winston is such an ugly ass hypocrite. #nosympathy#
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/b267667fe71818133576c125cf28a42cffc36f7d55c62d6c19dd946dcbd573b8.jpg

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    If Whitney Houston was around to see this!!!!

    Wendy need to be ashamed of herself.. she KNOWS BETTER! SHES A HUGE FACADE! GURL BYE WITH ALL THIS MESS! GET IT TOGETHER! NOT AN OUNCE OF PITTY DO I HAVE... EVERYTHING SHE PUT OUT THERE ABOUT OTHERS IS HER LIFE IN FULL CIRCLE!

  • Chicagowise

    That wet spot on Kevin's shirt... is he lactating?

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Same thing I posted before reading this!

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    EXACTLY!

  • Nik
  • Nik
  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    All year long ??

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Nope bet that side chic plotted and gave NOT ONE FUX! She prob thought Wendy is an OLD head and Kevin is her sugar daddy! That vacay pic says a lot cause if Kevin was really the ruler he wouldn't have let that pic get taken.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    And has his OWN CAREER

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ?? Mess

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    You are Ssssoooooooo right. Tried to humiliate Whitney. I totally forgot about that. Hey, Karma rides on a merry go round daily though.

  • Nik

    It didn't suck or was scary. It started out slow and there were some holes, but from the middle to the end it got really good. I plan to watch it again for the clue I missed the first time.

  • Reina1718

    Boy bye she said this herself

  • DaughterOfaQueen

    Y’all see them shoes???

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Read this in Aunt Ester's voice. Not going to laugh though.??

  • hi-liter

    She is devastated but she knew this day would come.
    ____________________________________________
    Wendy should treat this just like one of her gossip headlines....be the outside person looking in and see how bad this situation is and get out of it. She gave this nigga too much control over her life. He is executive producer of her show and her manager. Get a good divorce attorney and go to war.

  • red

    Funniest thing i read all day...lol..

  • more

    I never thought this would get out of hand like this....

  • suganspice68

    He looks WAY better than Kevin's ugly ass!

  • Jussjess25

    Umm sandy do you have any receipts from the current husband?? I want to know what the real deal is. I cannot believe he had a baby with the mistress.

  • Rayne

    I wish she would. I watched today from the lounge. She’s a July 18th cancer and I’m the day before. I sholl in the hell couldnt hold it in like that. ??I WOULD HAVE TOLD IT ALL ON THE AIRWAVES? fawk it at this point!

  • Tlowe89

    The current husband won’t release that while he’s eating off her

  • Rayne

    I like her thick.

  • WinterIsComing

    ?

  • the guest

    Whether Wendy's an addict, alcoholic, junkie, depressed, none of it is a justification for Kevin Hunter beating on, cheating on, having a baby on, and leeching off of Wendy.

    If Wendy's so horrible the Kevin and his mistress should have moved on and lived their dream on their own dime.

  • the guest

    Oh I see, she first married a nice decent man but wanted mean and indecent Kevin.

  • the guest

    And had no side chick and so baby on her.

  • Brooklyn23

    Straight facts
    She need to speak about the elephant in the room. Just come out confirm what we all know/have an idea about. That's great advice

  • Brooklyn23

    That's something I would've came out and did. It's already out there

  • MsSapphire9800

    Who cares what he has to say 30 years later...what hole did they dig him out...if he cared so much why he didn't reach out to her and give her some real support....

  • Chaseboogie The Prince

    Ah damn Bert. We haven't heard from you in 25 years, and NOW you want to speak. How much is Kevin paying you with Wendy's money to have you come out of the wood works to bring this woman down and make it seem like Kevin is a saint putting up with Wendy? Dude go back to whatever it is you've been doing for 25 years and let married folk go through their own problems.

  • HoneyHitchcock

    That’s the issue, without Wendy they don’t have a dime. Being with Wendy is Kevin’s job, that’s how he gets paid. It’s unfortunate, but true.

  • HoneyHitchcock

    If he had the audacity to move the mistress into the same neighborhood that he and Wendy live in, him having a baby with the mistress isn’t that far of a reach.

  • Renee26

    Is that ol girl frpm Empire??

  • justlooking

    Even though I'm not a follower of Wendy, I'm praying for a breakthrough for her. Her body can't hold on forever.
    Get well ma'am

    Folks please get rid of yes folks around you. This is what happens when you handlers lie to you and one of them is your spouse.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    Wishing her peace.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Yes, I missed that part. Wow. ?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    No. The photo is untouched. This photo was from 2011.

  • Stacey J

    This man is so irrelevant it ain't even funny...there's enough current mess going on than to have to go back 30 years and drag him up.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    She was found unresponsive on Monday. Tuesday she was back at work. I didn't hear about this happening again yesterday.

  • XoXo

    Don’t get me started. ?

  • XoXo

    Oh, but The Honorable Judge Mathis gets to see it, and that’s good enough for me. His roasting was the best!

  • Nik

    I don't know who that is. I stopped watching Empire years ago.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    How can you not believe? Don't you know why God put men here?

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Please refer to the source link.

  • My Thoughts

    Exactly ..... She needs to be her own HOT TOPIC.

  • My Thoughts

    What's a honeymoon without your spouse??

  • Keekz

    You just triggered the memory of that roast???????
    https://youtu.be/GBNXGAfsX7c

  • Rhyme and Reason

    How or why the ex is now speaking out, isn’t a big deal!

    Wendy better have an iron-clad prenup, living trust, will, and stay in treatment!

    This might be the prelude to a fake “overdose” or an induced coma, or debilitating disease!

    Sorry to seem morbid, but I watch a lot of true crime!

  • http://flcrime.com/ FLCrime
  • the guest

    Well then if he chooses a dependent life then he should show his wife decency. Wendy honored her vows, then he needed to honor his vows too. He and the side chick are vile living off Wendy and then bring another mouth to feed to live off Wendy. Please lord let Wendy not have to give him more than a one million lump sum and no alimony. I hope Wendy divorces Kevin and Kevin’s sideleech ends up having to work two jobs scrubbing floors to take care of Kevin in his old age.

  • Logan Roberts

    Bert sit your lame azz down somewhere, this has nothing to do with you. I hate a man with loose lips, ole buster ?

  • Daiseymae

    Me too!

  • MythCalledLove

    Now he wants to catch some fame. Even if she was a real man wouldnt pull this. Instead of trying to support her he wants to trash her. I pray she doesnt get "The Laury Hilll syndrome.. And husband I hope she can use his cheating to not pay him a dime. I just hope someone can be there to help her. He is involved with her business. I hope she cant get it together

  • Fodderwing

    Omg...loving trust...so realllll

  • Lady_Elle

    Karma... hate to say it!
    She should've expected it!

  • Faithz

    Wendy need to get her health,Life,
    Career back on track Just saying??

  • http://www.missjhaneuniverse.com Monday

    Calling Wendy "Mr" while she is in trouble and drowning...not cool Auntie Sandra

  • EasyBreezy

    What an odd last name for a Black man. Anyway, good morning, rosettes! Happy Friday eve!

  • Nita Pie

    She called him Mr Wendy Williams.

  • MNjumpoffacliff

    I know how it feels I remember calling off using a personal day one day because I couldn't stop the tears. Now I look back and ask what the fauk was you crying for.

  • EasyBreezy

    Truth!

  • shelly

    Why do the news keeps wasting time on Wendy? She is a hypocrite and a embarrassment. Leave her alone let her slowly kill herself . No pity for her.

  • Simone

    Wow he went in.

  • dru and neil

    My dad reveled to me that Wendy was his celebrity crush?! ? I found that very odd but I guess he’s a boobs man?

  • Renee26

    Cookie's assistant

  • Nik

    Okkkk, I remember. I don't think that's her.

  • Luv Pitties

    I believe I read on another blog that she dogged Bert out and cheated on him to be with Kevin, he doesn’t owe her a reach out. Now him bringing up this old news I’m just going to say he’s still bitter. I don’t ever remember Wendy discussing him though but she has always talked about being an addict.

  • Luv Pitties

    She’s probably going to have to pay him to get out of contracts with him as her manager but I don’t think she should have to pay him anything to leave the marriage not with documented infidelity and abuse. Give him his cut so they can spend it up and be broke in a year.

  • Skin Deep Beauty

    Exactly.. they acting like she some American dream that hads done wonders for the world. She just an educated druggy that know how to talk. FOH! OLE LYING BIH!

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Read it again. It says HE is Mr. Wendy Williams, not Wendy.

  • onelove

    yes! that was it..nothing else..tell your dad i said Hello!! lol

  • onelove

    i don't want her to kill herself....

  • Maxx

    Yeah I thoroughly enjoyed that. I love Judge Mathis. He just keeps it all the way real!

  • kennedy220

    I can see that when she was younger she was cute

  • takenaback

    While Tasha K was being supportive of Wendy on today's show ( Thursday) on the down low. We caught that.

  • shelly

    Me neither but she is slowly killing herself because of this man. She’s given up her sobriety and pride already. What’s next?

  • Trace da Ace

    omg....oh well....moving on-->

  • shauna

    Chiiiiile!!!

  • Memphis TN

    Get well Wendy...

  • Sassie

    Hurry up and divorce him, Wendy. I'm rooting for you and don't care what nobody says.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    That's right! Get rid of him and shake back.

  • ?Patty Kakes?

    Me too!

  • SmartAtheist

    Wow, the saga continues. Looks like their marriage is a wrap. She needs to get it moving and find a boy toy to take her mind off of his mess.

  • EasyBreezy

    Lawd Auntie; where do you find these pictures?

  • Latisaj

    I love your AVI!!

  • Applebum

    The picture of Wendy in that pink dress is ????? she looked good, wow. She looks shapely. I like Wendy, always have. Get rid of that thug Kevin.

  • TheOwley

    Drugs, alcohol, and likely an unregulated thyroid issues. It's a bad combo. She needs to put her show on hold and take a year off like Missy did for her thyroid issue, then use that time to get clean and shed that extra 300 pounds she's been carrying around.

  • dru and neil

    Thanks, they are my fav soap couple still.

  • Allihave2say

    Her contract ends in 2020. It maybe an opportunity to rebuild herself then focus on a career. she needs to give Kevin a lumps settlement and walk away from him. They no longer need contact as their son is an adult. If they do interact it should be by text only when absolutely necessary.

    Wendy is codependent as is evident with many persons with addictive personalities. Wendy has serious self identity issues. The silicone boobs must go if she truly seeks to get to the bottom of her health issues. I've wondered if BIG Kev is poisoning her, that way he'd get all her money and the insurance. She better lawyer up and change all her bank accounts and insurance policies.

  • Fodderwing

    Ms. D, you shore are right! This is a huge marketing moment for her to capitalize upon! Talk about a sympathetic advantage. She is alienating her own brand and fan base bc she’s afraid to be honest. To be real, she messed her spot up hedging her bets that she could work this out on her own. But that’s bc she only has K advising her. Shit. Can SHE read or do math?

  • Jussjess25

    No its not but dam.. I think wendy was okay with her being in the mix as long as it was a national secret.

  • HoneyHitchcock

    Right it was ok as long as nobody was spilling her tea.she has toe dilusional to think that this man really loves her

  • TheOwley

    I think he has rights to the show so it may be more complicated in quitting and coming back again. Lawyering up to terminate that business contract is the first thing to do after filing for divorce. But she looks very unhealthy and needs surrogates to help prevent a bad event directed by her spouse.

  • Moon Lee

    Wendy needs to handle her business. Simple.... F*ck Big KEV, KEEP IT PUSHING...

  • Latisaj

    This was the ONLY soap my granny watched! They looked good together!

  • SpiceGirl

    For this to play all out in the media....I would say that, this is that karma big time for what she does for her day time talk show....Never did care for her. She never (ive never seen or heard) her uplift ANYONE!

  • http://thedevereauxshow.com Ms.Devereaux

    Right!! I would have been so in front and on top of this thing he wouldn’t have even known it was coming

  • http://meetup-date.website/yzrCPAJERds Emma
  • Lady” Youngblood

    I feel really bad for her. And she’s a talk show host why are people saying comma? Nah dats her job

  • Lady” Youngblood

    I feel really bad for her. And she’s a talk show host why are people saying comma? Nah dats her job

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  • Allihave2say

    Wendy needs an advocate for sure. The show contract ends 2020. Buy his ass out and watch him and Sharina run through all the money they get in the settlement.

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  • DC Ren’ee

    A Mess, Get Yourself In Order!

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    comma?

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