On Friday, June 17, her show aired its final episode after 13 seasons on the air. The show went on without Wendy, who had been missing for most of the season. Instead, Sherri Shepherd closed out the finale after hosting much of the season and will get her own show called “Sherri” to replace “The Wendy Williams Show” time slot.
Even though her show is now over, Mathis thinks that Williams can still make a comeback and work on serving the community.
Judge Greg Mathis Talks Potential Wendy Williams Comeback
In an interview with Page Six, Judge Greg Mathis said that it’s still possible for Williams to make a comeback, even despite her various health issues.
“I think that beyond her flaws and her… problems past or present, I think she still means something to the community and that’s what counts and matters,” Mathis said. “I think that she remains relevant to our community.”
However, as the outlet noted, the two actually engaged in a verbal sparring match in 2002 after she asked him about allegations that he was having an affair and called him out on the air. “The Wendy Williams Show” started in 2008, so this happened back during her WBLS New York Show, “The Wendy Williams Experience.” Williams rose to fame as a DJ and radio shock jockette.
“You think you can get folks on your show and talk to them any kind of way?” Mathis asked of the abuse allegations. “Well, that’s not what I do on my show and my show has higher ratings than yours. Are you still [using drugs]? Because I just saw you leaving the bathroom looking high.”
“In fact, you got white powder around your nose right now,” he went on. “Are you still a dope fiend? I need to check you into rehab and pray for you.”
Judge Greg Mathis Reveals That The Two Have Since Made Up
Although the two were on the outs after that public incident, Mathis revealed that they recently made up a couple of years ago.
Mathis said that he spoke with her on the phone a few weeks before her show ended. Mathis reportedly “asked if she would do a tour with me where she focused on empowering black girls and I would focus on empowering black men or black boys.”
He continued, “So I believe there’s some redemption to be had and I believe she could still be a benefit, particularly to our community who sees very few talk show hosts, especially black women.”
Mathis, himself, is getting ready for the premiere of his new reality show called “Mathis Family Matters.” The show will focus on his wife of over 30 years, Linda, and his four adult children: Jade, Camara, Greg Jr., and Amir.
“Mathis Family Matters” premieres Sunday, June 19, at 9 PM ET on E! network.
The former TV judge also recently spoke up on the infamous Oscars slap that occurred last March and revealed what he would do if he had been slapped. Fans can read more about that conversation here!