Wendy Williams received her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame Thursday, looking back on her tumultuous year while accepting the honor.
“The elephant in the room is that I’ve been having a very, very tough year,” Williams admitted to the crowd according to E!, “but, slowly but surely, I’m climbing out of the pit and this is one of those monumental days that makes me say, you know, if you don’t believe in yourself who will believe in you? Sometimes life is a very lonely path and you’ve got to make some hard decisions.”
Williams became even more emotional while thanking her son, Kevin Jr., who was front and center to support his media maven mother.
“There’s one person here that knows—you know—you know there’s no place like home right,” Wendy shared. “A little burning food in oven, time to run up to the grocery store, let’s go. Just mom. Thank you Kevin.”
Lastly, Wendy thanked her fans and “Wendy Show” audience, affectionately nicknamed her “co-hosts” and “Wendy Watchers.”
“My fans! Listen, I slipped and called you fans only because I’m in Hollywood and I think I’ve gone Hollywood, but you’re not fans. That’s a stupid word. I’ve always called you Wendy Watchers. When you listened on the radio, I told you I love you for listening and now I tell you I love you for watching.
“You are Wendy watchers and without you, none of this would be going on.”