Wendy Williams only son is having a hard time following his mother’s rehab stay.
The former ‘Wendy Williams Show’ host recently checked out of rehab and reportedly hasn’t talked to her son since.
The Blast previously reported on Wendy’s exit from rehab.
Wendy Williams & Her Son Have A Strained Relationship
Her rep, Shawn Zanotti, told Page Six, “We are happy to report that Wendy Williams is home and healing after being in a wellness facility since August. Wendy is excited about the road ahead and looking forward to releasing her many projects.”
Wendy addressed her fans through Zanotti.
“Thank you to my fans for your love, support and many prayers, I am back and better than ever,” she said via her rep.
Wendy checked into a wellness facility to focus on multiple health issues.
A press release from her podcast stated, “She is taking some time to focus on her health and wellness as she prepares for a major comeback for the next level in her career with ‘The Wendy Experience Podcast.’”
She Hasn’t Spoken To Him Since Leaving Rehab
The message continued, “Ms. Williams is being treated by a team of some of the best doctors in the world. We ask for your prayers and well wishes during this time.”
A close family friend revealed to the outlet, “Kevin has been through hell this year with everything going on with his mom. It breaks his heart that things seemed to be going well while she was in rehab, but as soon as she got her freedom, she hasn’t reached out to him since.”
Her 22-year-old son is currently finishing up college.
“Kevin has been trying to stay focused and finish up his last year of school, but it’s been challenging having to deal with everything going on with his mother,” the source revealed.
Wendy’s Son Has “Been Through Hell”
The mother-son-duo had a strained relationship prior to this.
A year ago, Kevin Jr. gave Wendy an ultimatum. He told his mom to get help, or he would be out of her life.
“Wendy’s relationship with Kevin Jr. has been strained,” a source revealed at the time. “He gave her an ultimatum. He told her he won’t be in her life unless she fixes herself.”
Her previous health issues prevented her from returning to “The Wendy Williams Show,” which led to a series of guest hosts taking over her spot.
Sherri Shepherd became such a fan favorite that it was later announced the TV personality would be given her own show, “Sherri,” to replace “The Wendy Williams Show” after more than a decade on air.
In February, Wendy tested positive for a breakthrough case of COVID-19 and experienced other complications to her health from Graves’ disease.
At the time, her rep, Howard Bragman, released a statement saying that Wendy “understands why this decision was made from a business point of view,” adding, “She has been assured by Debmar-Mercury that should her health get to a point where she can host again and should her desire be that she hosts again that she would be back on TV at that time.”
The following month, Wendy made an appearance on “Good Morning America” to assure her concerned fans that she was “absolutely” of “sound mind” after her health scare.
“When people want control of their accounts, they say anything, including something crazy like that about me,” she said in March, adding that her “health is very well. And I’ve actually had a few appointments.”
“You know, I’m 57 now and I have the mind and body of a 25-year-old,” Wendy added.