Wendy Williams Returns to Spotlight in Rare Public Appearance at Met Gala After-Party

Wendy Williams at The Boom Boom Met Gala After-Party (Credit: Merrell Hollis)

Wendy Williams made a rare public appearance Monday night at The Boom Boom Room Met Gala After-Party Hosted by Cardi B.

The daytime diva, who’s been absent from the spotlight because of health issues, was photographed at the Standard Hotel in New York City with blogger Jason Lee.

Williams stopped for pictures and was shown smiling and looking relaxed. She wore a pleated color block dress with a red bodice, paired with multicolored sneakers and a “W” necklace.

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Wendy Williams and Jason Lee at Met Gala After-Party (Credit: Merrell Hollis)
Wendy Williams and Jason Lee attend The Boom Boom Room Met Gala After-Party (Credit: Merrell Hollis)

The outing came after the author and TV host missed the entire 13th season of The Wendy Williams Show amid health problems including a breakthrough case of COVID-19 and complications from a previous diagnosis of Graves’ Disease.

The show had a string of fill-in hosts and was canceled in February, followed by an announcement that Sherri Shepherd would formally take over the timeslot this fall.

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The new show titled Sherri will continue to air on Fox-owned television stations, and longtime Wendy showrunner David Perler will executive-produce alongside Shepherd and her producing partner Jawn Murray, according to production company Debmar-Mercury.

In a recent interview with Good Morning America, Williams was asked about her physical and mental well-being.

“There are private things that I have to deal with and then I’ll be ready to come back and be free and ready to do my thing,” she said.

She also discussed her ongoing legal battle with Wells Fargo Bank, which froze her accounts for two months amid claims that Williams was “of unsound mind.”

“They say that I need somebody to handle my account. And I don’t want that,” Williams said. “I want all my money. I want to see all my money that I’ve worked hard for my entire life.”