How Wendy Williams Celebrated Her First Christmas After Her Mother's Death
Wendy Williams had a bittersweet Christmas this year.
Although the show host of Wendy Williams, 56, celebrated the holiday with her son, it was the first Christmas since the death of her mother, Shirley Williams.
"Merry Christmas everyone! My son and I had a good time! Crepes for breakfast, lots of TV and laughter. Now it's time for vegetarian rice, large scallops, falafel and vegan pizza! Lots of snacks all day. My favorite part of US is ours." Conversation. Life is never perfect, but we're grateful, "Williams said on Instagram. "I can't wait to be with you again on January 4th, counting down the days to my @life program document and movie on January 30th.
Their little gathering on December 25th comes nearly three weeks after Wendy confirmed the heartbreaking news that Shirley has passed away. During the December 7th episode of her talk show, Wendy said that Shirley died "beautifully and peacefully" while surrounded by "love".
"My mother died many, many, many, many weeks ago," said the star. "You know how to lose sight of the day and time? I just know it's been a long time. The five of us, my mother, my father, my siblings, the five of us - she'll always be here."
She added that her mother "died beautifully and peacefully and surrounded by love. She did not suffer, not a bit."
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Wendy, who shares son Kevin Jr. with ex-husband Kevin Hunter, reflected on her relationship with her mother and said the two often acted like "teenage girls" together. "Gone is the best mother, the best friend a girl could ever have," she said, holding back the tears. "I feel lucky that I have had them in my life for all of my 56 years."
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Wendy's mother sometimes accompanied the presenter on her talk show during the day and the fans knew about the close connection between mother and daughter.
In an appearance in 2010, Shirley talked about when Wendy was born in 1964 and called her daughter "a ray of sunshine."
"In 1964 my family was stressed and dark because my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer," Shirley said afterwards. "But then a ray of sunshine came into our lives. Wendy was born in July. What a wonderful blessing it was to us to be ready to be taken away in October and to bring in a ray of sunshine and hope and wonderful bubbly personality our life. "
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After Shirley's death, Wendy took some time off her show to be with her family.
"The Wendy Williams Show will repeat next week so that Wendy can travel and be with her family at this time," a spokesperson for the show announced on December 11th. "The show will return with original episodes on Monday, January 4th." Debmar-Mercury offers its deepest condolences to Wendy and her family. "
The Wendy Williams Show airs on weekdays (see local listings).
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