Sherri Shepherd has responded to Wendy Williams’ criticism of her hosting her daytime talk show.
“I did hear Wendy say she will not watch me on the new show. And that’s okay. You know, I understand,” Shepherd said on Instagram Live. “I’m not mad at Wendy. She’s going through a lot,” adding that “everyone should be praying for Wendy.”
In a recent interview with rapper Fat Joe, Williams revealed her plans to return to the show.
“I’m coming to The Wendy Williams Show,” she said. “Absolutely. Absolutely.”
Shepherd has been filling in for Williams during her absence, but Williams says she’s not a fan of the newest iteration of the show.
“I won’t be watching her because I know what she’ll be doing and that’s not really my thing … you know what I’m saying?” she said. “But I love, I love being on my own show. And I love that people love to watch it, you know, all the time.”
Shepherd insists that she’s concerned for the media maven.
“I’m concerned. I’m really truly concerned for her because I don’t feel like there’s anybody over there protecting her,” Shepherd mused. “And it’s really hard when there’s no protection around you … But I’m not mad at Wendy because she won’t watch my show.”
“She’s not well,” she continued. “There’s just a lot going on in Wendy’s life … All I can do over here and pray.”
Williams has not only been battling health issues but is currently embroiled in a battle with Wells Fargo, which has refused to give her access to her bank accounts.
In a letter to the court, Wells Fargo made several allegations, including that the bank “has strong reason to believe that [Williams] is the victim of undue influence and financial exploitation.”
They added that Williams is “an established client of Wells Fargo and, notably, 15 years with the particular financial advisor” whom the bank says is “a 23-year veteran of the financial services industry with an unblemished record.”