Wendy Williams is “happy and excited” and partyed at a New York gay bar to celebrate “new things” in her life, DailyMail.com reveals exclusively.
The 58-year-old hostess went from club to club in Manhattan on Friday, where she was seen drinking and partying five months after leaving rehab and amid her ongoing health problems.
He visited places like Fresco by Scotto and The Townhouse gay bar, with a source telling him page six: ‘He kept saying he wanted to get drunk tonight.’
The star’s rep, Shawn Zanotti, exclusively told DailyMail.com: ‘Apparently, Wendy is out celebrating the new things in her life. She is bringing Wendy 2.0, she is happy and excited about her new opportunities and her enthusiasm for her life.
“There are a lot of new things in the works and Wendy was celebrating. Wendy loves her fans and fully supports the LGBTQ community.”
Night out: Wendy Williams is ‘happy and excited’ and has partyed at a New York gay bar to celebrate ‘new things’ in her life, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal (pictured last month)
Naughty But Nice podcast host Rob Shuter previously told PageSix that the star “looked lonely” sat alone but then “lit up like a Christmas tree to see someone she knew.”
Speaking about their meeting on his podcast, he said: “We had a bite to eat, had a few drinks, but then when we were getting ready to say goodbye, Wendy didn’t really want us to leave” before allegedly suggesting going to a bar. .
A diner also told the publication: ‘She kept saying she wanted to get drunk tonight. She wasn’t hiding (his drinking from her)’ before claiming that the star said she was moving to Los Angeles in three weeks.
The source added that Williams said: “She told this table that she was looking for love, and like in Sex and the City, she’s down to fuck.”
Former Real Housewives of New Jersey star Kim DePaola greeted her at the restaurant before the group went to The Townhouse, where Williams is said to have asked the doorman, “Do you watch ‘The Wendy Williams Show?” I’m Wendy Williams.
The star’s presence at the club saw her pose for photos with fans.
It was revealed in October that the star was “home and healing” after returning to rehab to focus on “health and wellness” following a spate of erratic behavior and allegations of substance abuse.
Spotted: Naughty But Nice podcast host Rob Shuter told the publication the star “looked lonely” sat by herself but then “lit up like a Christmas tree to see someone she knew” (pictured together )
“Wendy is excited about the road ahead and looks forward to launching her many projects,” Shawn Zanotti, publicist for the former talk show host, said in a statement to E! Tuesday news.
Zanotti continued: “She wants to say, ‘thank you to my fans for your love, support and many prayers, I’m back and better than ever.'”
Zanotti confirmed the previous month that Williams had checked into a ‘wellness center’ in an effort to ‘manage her general health issues’.
She was “being treated by a team of some of the best doctors in the world,” Zanotti told the outlet, adding that Williams was preparing “for a big return to the next level in her career with The Wendy Experience Podcast.”
No details about the facility or its location were released.
Williams has been undergoing treatment at locations in New York and Florida.
A diner also told the publication: ‘She kept saying she wanted to get drunk tonight. She wasn’t hiding (her drink from her)’ before claiming the star said she was moving to Los Angeles in three weeks (pictured last month).
At the time, a source told Page Six that Williams’ substance problems had “gone worse” as he “went from (drinking) wine to straight vodka.”
Williams has had difficulty controlling her drinking, to the detriment of her overall health, which one source described as “poor”.
They added: ‘She can’t stop drinking and needs to stop drinking; she’s only making her health worse.’
The talk show host told a photographer recently that she was ‘previously retired’ amid reports of her comeback. page six informed.
Wendy “is working on several projects,” her representative told the outlet, adding that she “is ready to kick things off and get back to being Wendy Williams.”
The outlet reported that her podcast called The Wendy Williams Experience was still in the works, which Shawn confirmed, “Yes, the podcast is still in the works.”
Wendy is focused “on her overall well-being,” a source previously revealed, with the star set to get back to work.
The star told a photographer while at a grocery store that she is “previously retired” and hopes to appear on The View and Late Night with Seth Meyers, via Page Six.
Last week, the outlet reported that Wendy was filming a project inside Scotto’s Fresco restaurant in Manhattan.
“It was basically a normal night… and then all of a sudden the Wendy Williams train came,” a source said.
It was revealed in October that the star was “home and healing” after returning to rehab to focus on “health and wellness” following a spate of erratic behavior and substance abuse claims (pictured last month).
“I had a huge team that basically turned Scotto’s Fresco into a movie set…about 30 people on the team. Lights, cameras, audio, producers, etc. (It looked like) a reality show.’
The upcoming project will mark Wendy’s first return to media since The Wendy Williams Show ended last June.
Sherri Shepherd, who filled in for the star last season due to the former host’s medical issues, took over the schedule with her own show, Sherri.
It is unclear when The Wendy Williams Experience will premiere on podcast platforms.