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Wendy Williams Pays Tribute To Her Father On His 91st Birthday After Making Surprise Return To Instagram Amid Her Legal & Health Woes

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Feb. 18 2022, Published 11:19 a.m. ET

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Wendy Williams has put her social media return to good use!

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On Thursday, February 17, the media mogul, 57, wished her father, Thomas Williams Sr., a happy 91st birthday on her new personal Instagram account along with a sweet photo of the father-daughter duo together at home in Miami.

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"Daddy’s 91st birthday! Enjoying it in the most relaxing way possible 🥳 ," Williams captioned the photo of her and her father sitting in their living room and chatting.

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The birthday celebration comes as the daytime diva continues her battle with Wells Fargo bank — who froze Williams' bank accounts claiming she was the victim of financial exploitation. The Wendy Williams Show host has since denied that she has been unable to take care of herself and her finances.

“Wendy wants the world to know that she strenuously denies all allegations about her mental health and well-being,” her attorney LaShawn Thomas maintained amid her legal woes. “[She is] disappointed about falsely circulated statements from an industry she has devoted her life to."

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“Wendy is grateful for the love and the outpouring of support she has received from her fans, and she can’t wait to get back,” Thomas teased in his statement of Williams' possible return to her talk show, which she has been absent from since July 2021 due to her "ongoing health issues."

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Besides her legal issues, the former radio star stunned her fans when she launched her own personal Instagram account on Wednesday, February 16, with a video of herself walking along the beach in Florida.

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As OK! previously reported, in the video filmed by her son Kevin Hunter Jr., Williams insisted she was "doing OK" while in Miami as she is taking "a break from New York." The ailing host maintained she would be returning to her famed purple chair "stronger" than ever, despite recent reports claiming the spark she once had is gone.

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Despite Williams trying to reassure the public that she is currently doing well, several of her devoted followers are convinced the video may actually be from a year ago. Eagle-eyed fans pointed out that in the short clip, the New Jersey native referenced herself as being 56 years old when she is now 57. Williams also claimed she was in Florida visiting her parents, but her mom passed away in December 2020.

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