Is Wendy Williams Joining ‘Real Housewives of New York’?

If there is one thing that can be said about the Real Housewives of New York, it’s that the housewives live for glamour and drama. These women are not afraid to say crazy things or speak the truth that’s on their minds. A lot of the same could be said for TV host Wendy Williams, 55, who got famous speaking her mind on the radio and on her talk show, The Wendy Williams Show.

So is it any surprise that there have been rumors swirling around that Williams may be considering her own turn as a New York housewife? We have to say, Williams would bring something really special to the cast and introduce an interesting new facet to the existing social dynamics between Bethenny, Ramona, Luann, and all the other ladies. We especially think that having a super-famous woman of color like Williams join the cast could bring a fresh new perspective that we haven’t heard from the other New York housewives yet. But could there actually be any truth to these rumors?

Andy Cohen apparently begged Wendy Williams to be on the show

Wendy Williams
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The speculation about Williams joining the Real Housewives of New York cast seemed to come about as a result of some rumors reported in Page Six that claimed Andy Cohen had positively begged Williams to join the cast. The rumors could have come about after Cohen appeared on The Wendy Williams Show for the first time in six years back in July. Apparently, Cohen was even fine with the idea if Williams only wanted to agree to one season, so he must have been really desperate to have her!

Unfortunately, at least according to insider sources, these rumors appear to be false. For instance, one source explained to Page Six: “There’s absolutely no way Williams would ever join the Housewives franchise, it’s beneath her.” Wow, is that kind of a read on the Cohen-produced franchise? In any case, the source also insisted “If she did do it, it would be the most-watched show on television!” We kind of have to agree with the source on that one, and we’re sort of holding out hope that we’ll see a golden apple in Williams’ hand soon.

Andy Cohen and Wendy Williams used to have bad blood due to Kevin Hunter

For a while there, fans had good reason to be worried about Williams. On top of her fainting on national television due to a struggle with Graves’ disease, she also recently went through a messy divorce from her cheating husband Kevin Hunter. But what a lot of fans didn’t know is that for a long time, Cohen had beef with Hunter and, in turn, with Williams herself.

This beef came up when Cohen appeared on Williams’ show and reminded her, saying “Your husband was not my biggest fan” and that he had “been cheering [her] on for the last six years.” Cohen continued: “I’m so excited about Wendy in the city.” Hmm, it seems his gushing means they must have squashed that feud, but could the phrasing of his comment also be a hint that the Real Housewives of New York rumors maybe are true?

Wendy Williams is as busy as ever on her own projects

Unfortunately, it seems unlikely, considering just how busy Williams has been working on her own projects. She’s continuing to work on her show, of course, but she is also in the process of producing a biopic about her own life for Lifetime. The biopic will apparently follow Williams’ rise to stardom from her early career as a radio DJ through becoming the Queen of Gossip she’s known for being today.

We can’t wait to watch this biopic, though it doesn’t make us any less disappointed that the rumors about Williams joining Real Housewives of New York seem to be untrue. I guess for now we’ll all just have to imagine what kind of killer housewife tagline Williams would have come up with for the show!