Glanville says the talk show host isn't "owning her shit" and shares what happened between them that ruined their relationship.
Wendy Williams has become the "Hot Topic" in recent weeks, and former "Real Housewives" star Brandi Glanville isn't surprised at all. In fact, she implied that Williams' alleged struggles with substance abuse are nothing new on the latest episode of her "Brandi Glanville Unfiltered" podcast.
"I knew there was a problem a long time ago," Glanville said on the podcast Friday, as detailed by InTouch Weekly. "I did an appearance in Vegas with her where she was not okay, very sloppy, and her husband kept apologizing for her because she was a mess. She was not nice to me."
This was not Glanville's first encounter with the talk-show host, either, who she described as nice to her before this incident. "She was mean and, like, [a] falling over, wig-shifting mess," Glanville described. "And this was years ago and then they wrote about it in, like, Star Magazine and she just said, 'No, I was fine,' and everyone just believed her."
That so-called denial of reality, as Glanville sees it, is indicative of Williams not "owning up to her shit," as the reality star put it. And she says the only reason Williams ever came clean on her talk show about staying in a sober living house is because she had no choice.
"Too many people found out," Glanville explained. "She had to come out and say it." She then heavily suggested that Williams' health-related excuses for why she stepped away from her show for a few months in late 2018 were disingenuous, as well.
"It's been too long of not being a secret. Like, people knew, and she was like, 'It's Graves' disease, it's this,' and yes, I'm sure she has that, and that's horrible, but this is not something fresh," Glanville said.
For Glanville, it all goes back to her experience in Las Vegas when she saw this other side of Wendy Williams. "To see her that way, it was just, like, 'Girl, get it together,'" Glanville said. "And I'm rooting for her 100 percent, but I was with [a friend] and we were just like, 'Whoa. Who is that person?' So this is not something recent."
While she didn't go into details as to what Williams said or did that day, she did say that it was enough to convince her to never appear on Williams' show, nor will she have the talk show host on hers.
"She asked me to do her show when I was in New York and I said no," Glanville said. "It was that mean and her poor husband at the time, this was years ago, was apologizing all over the place."
In fact, Glanville thinks the media's shift of focus from Williams' struggle with sobriety to her marital status may even be calculated on the part of Williams and her people.
"She's changing the conversation away from her sobriety to her marriage because she doesn't want to talk about sobriety anymore."
But Glanville feels like that's a pretty lame thing to do, considering how happy Williams is to dish dirt on other celebrities. "She can dish it out. If you're gonna talk shit about Beyoncé," she said. "You gotta be able to take it."
In more recent days, the two stories have converged with unsubstantiated reports that Williams' husband, Kevin Hunter, has had a child with his younger mistress, leading to Williams' alleged relapse and checking herself out of the sober living home earlier this week.
Earlier this month, when Williams returned to the air, she addressed rumors about her marriage. "I'm still very much in love with my husband, and anyone who's been married, you know, marriages have ebbs and flows," she told her audience. "
"Marriage isn't easy. And don't ask me about mine until you see this gone," she said, pointing to her wedding ring. "And it ain't going anywhere, not in this lifetime."
According to Glanville, though, Williams' marriage has "been over for a long-ass time, sorry." Recent paparazzi photos of Williams have shown her both with and without her wedding ring, but she's had it on every day while taping her show, so she's clearly not ready to talk about it there. Hunter is her manager and an executive producer on the show.
Ultimately, Glanville had well wishes for the talk show host, even if she's no interest in sparking up any kind of relationship with her. "She's in our thoughts. We hope she continues to get better," she said. "And there is a light at the end of the tunnel."