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Despite having a successful career, loving family and recently turning 50, life wasn’t so easy for Wendy Williams.

In the latest issue of People magazine, the talk show host admits that there were more downs than ups before she became a household name.

“Honestly, my life before 21 sucked,” Williams shared with People while detailing her struggle to overcome issues with her physical self. “My first diet was in the first grade! Tuna fish and mustard with yogurt on the side. Weight was a big thing for me to overcome.”

Body issues weren’t the only things Williams had to deal with at a young age. School proved to be a challenge while waiting for her chance to truly shine.

“In high school I was just the girl standing on the side, looking at everybody having fun and saying, ‘I can’t wait to get out of here and set the world on fire,’ ” Williams said..

Fortunately for her fans, she did make her mark with transitioning from a successful career in radio to daytime TV, where she currently sits pretty .

Nevertheless, Williams’ demons followed her as she engaged in a decade-long battle with cocaine in her 20s and 30s.

“Drugs were a demon I had to overcome,” said Williams.

While drugs were a thing of the past, another, more personal problem surfaced with Williams when she tried to start a family with her husband Kevin Hunter, “There was a hiccup with a couple of miscarriages,” she said. “Life is hard on us women.” (She eventually welcomed a son, Kevin, 14 this month.) Now, at 50, “I feel like I’m just getting started.”

For more of Wendy Williams’ interview with People magazine, check out the latest issue of People, which is, on newsstands now.

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6 thoughts on “Wendy Williams: ‘My Life Before 21 Sucked’ [WATCH]

  1. Wendy Williams is so negative of her own race. She also has the nerve to think she looks good and is built like sponge bob. She has managed to get out of the “eating crow” deal. Supposingly she is having it cooked. I feel she should be made to eat raw crow. Maybe then she will keep her mouth shut.

  2. seriously on said:

    Wendy Williams is an ass hole, she has a checkered pass to say the least…Yet, she feels she can criticize and critique everyone else’s life…Well scratch that…mainly black men and women…So everyone except her is not entitled to life’s ups and downs and second chances? Got it Wendy…

  3. Timekeeper on said:

    Wendy Williams is full of IT!!! If life was so tough as she says, then she of all people would, and should know better than to throw people under the bus at every twist and turn which she does so easily and so readily. She is a model in Hypocrisy.

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