Wendy Williams Fires Entire Management Team, Ailing Host Is Only Speaking With Ex-Husband & Son: Report
Wendy Williams has reportedly let her entire professional team go.
After the daytime diva, 57, was fired from her own show and replaced by Sherri Shepherd, Williams reportedly got rid of both her longtime manager, Bernie Young, and her recent crisis manager, Howard Bragman.
"Bernie and Howard are out. They don’t even have a way to get in contact with her," a source told The Sun. "No one has no way to get in contact with Wendy, she doesn't even have her own phone anymore."
According to the source, Williams' most recent publicist was brought on by the show’s production company, Debmar Mercury — not by the media personality herself. However, Debmar Mercury has denied this claim.
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The outlet also noted Young was in large part hired by the production company, although the former The Wendy Williams Show star was on board with the decision at the time.
A pal close to Williams insisted that instead of turning to her team to help her during this turbulent situation, the talk show star has been in the hands of her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter Sr., and their 21-year-old son, Kevin Hunter Jr.
“Her son is doing a great job with her, taking care of her and getting her the help she needs," an insider noted of "little Kev" helping his recovering mother. "Kevin Jr has Power of Attorney, but his dad is helping him manage what that means he needs to do."
"He’s young, and because of everything going on, Wendy isn't opposed to having her ex-husband help her," the insider dished of Williams' current situation with her ex — who she officially divorced back in 2019.
As OK! previously reported, Williams may consider taking legal action against her producers after the syndication company made the decision to cancel her show come June and replace her with the former The View cohost, 54. “Wendy is on sick leave and has basically been fired," a source pointed out. "This isn’t right and Wendy isn’t going to take this."