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Wendy Williams- “My Life Before 21 Sucked”

Wendy Williams has made plenty of enemies over the course of her career, attacking everyone from icons like Whitney Houston to reality TV stars like Nene Leakes. But the latest buzz about the legendary talk show host, who recently interviewed the Braxton sisters ahead of Braxton Family Values Season 4, may win your sympathy. She revealed to People Magazine that body issues have plagued her since she was a young child and she never fit in at school: “My life before 21 sucked. 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. […] 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.”

Wendy’s 20s and 30s were even more tumultuous as she struggled with drug addiction and fertility issues: “Drugs were a demon I had to overcome. [And] there was a hiccup with a couple of miscarriages. Life is hard on us women.”

Now that she’s in her 50s, her days are brighter than ever: her confidence is soaring, she’s the host of a successful TV show and has a loving family (with a husband and son, both named Kevin). But she still can’t seem to escape negativity, thanks to her weekly column in Life & Style. Recently, she attacked Heidi Klum’s parenting skills, criticizing her for letting her daughter wear heels, and made fun of Rob Kardashian, who is publicly struggling with depression and weight gain. On her talk show, Wendy dug her claws into Nene Leakes, spreading rumors about the reality star’s alleged criminal past:

Nene responded: “Wendy, I am sure people think that I’ve done something to you, maybe we had a beef or I slept with your man but none of that is true! I’ve actually only been nice to you! When it comes to gossip you are the lowest of the low! What you need to do is stop spewing hate!”

Do you agree with Nene? Is Wendy the lowest of the low when it comes to gossip? And does that cloud her success story with major shade? Tell us your thoughts!