AceShowbiz - Wendy Williams made it clear that she has no ill feelings towards Sherri Shepherd. Days after declaring that she wasn't going to watch the latter's new talk show, Wendy said in a statement that she wants to "sit down" with the "A Week Away" actress.
"I would love the chance to actually speak with Sherri and sit down and meet," the former host of "The Wendy Williams Show" told The Shade Room. She also claimed she's "in good spirits" and has "tons of support" around her while she's "working on projects."
Wendy's statement arrived after she told Fat Joe last week that she won't be watching Sherri's new show. "I [like] her, but I won't be watching her because I know what she's gonna be doing and that's really not my thing. Ummm, you know? You know what I'm saying? Anyway," the 57-year-old stated.
Sherri, however, was not mad at Wendy despite her comment. The former co-host of "The View" explained, "She's [Wendy Williams] not well. So, it's just a lot going on in Wendy's life. This when you need your friends. You need your family. You need people who love you... So, all I can do over here is pray for Wendy."
Sherri will take over "The Wendy Williams Show" slot this fall. Debmar-Mercury Co-Presidents Mort Marcus and Ira Bernstein confirmed in February that the talk show will end after 12 seasons due to the Wendy's prolonged health-related absence. "This is also a bitter-sweet moment for us and our partners at FOX," they said.
"We all have a great love and affinity for Wendy, who grew into a true icon during her 12 incredible seasons as the solo host of a live, daily talk show dishing on 'Hot Topics' and interviewing celebrities," they added. "Since Wendy is still not available to host the show as she continues on her road to recovery, we believe it is best for our fans, stations and advertising partners to start making this transition now... We hope to be able to work with Wendy again in the future, and continue to wish her a speedy and full recovery."