She got a cold shoulder from Wendy Williams after the veteran presenter said she would not watch her upcoming talk show.
Sherri Shepherd responded to Williams ’comments on Saturday by telling her fans on Instagram that she is‘ really worried ’about the 57-year-old presenter, whose eponymous talk show she will replace starting this fall.
The 55-year-old actress and comedian also said she understands why Williams doesn’t want to watch her replacement, according to Page Six.
Worries: Sherri Shepherd, 55, said she was ‘really worried’ about Wendy Williams, 57, after the veteran talk show host said she would not be watching her new show; seen in November in LA
‘I heard Wendy said she wouldn’t watch me on the new show. And that’s fine. You know, I understand, ‘Sherri said live on Instagram over the weekend.
The 30-year-old actress followed up on a measured statement urging her fans to ‘pray’ for Wendy, who reportedly had health issues and had to use a wheelchair in recent months.
‘She’s going through a lot,’ Shepherd said. ‘I’m really worried about her.’
The actress responded to a recent live Instagram session Wendy did with rapper Fat Joe in which she said she doesn’t plan on watching her successor’s show because it wasn’t her ‘thing’.
No anger: ‘I heard Wendy said she wouldn’t be watching me on the new show. And that’s fine. You know, I understand, ‘Sherri said over the weekend on Instagram Live; seen in June 2021 on the show Late Night With Seth Meyers
No, thanks: Wendy said live on Instagram that Sherra’s show isn’t going to be her kind of ‘thing’; Sherri seen on the Wendy Williams show
Last month, Six reported that Wendy had a dinner with friends in New York where she shared her plans for a ‘big TV comeback’.
‘She’s ready to go back to work. When you hear her say … anyone who has known her for years knows she’s going to get Wendy ready to work. She is really in good shape ‘, said the source about the presenter.
Photos from the dinner showed Wendy shining from ear to ear and standing on her own two feet again.
She seemed to be continuing her journey back when she appeared at the Met Gala on May 2 as she looked vivid in a colorful pleated dress as she arrived with Hollywood Unlocked CEO Jason Lee.
However, Williams ’current health and mood may be of little importance when it comes to her return to the show, as production company The Wendy Williams Show Debmar-Mercury is reportedly‘ 100 percent committed ’to Shepherd and there are no more vacancies until the end of the year to return her shows, a return in the future could be possible.
On the move: Last month, Six reported that Wendy had a dinner with friends in New York where she shared her plans for a ‘big TV comeback’; seen June 21 at NYC
Coming soon: Shepherd’s show Sherri will debut at Wendy’s old term in September. The actress has been a guest on the show several times since Wendy last hosted in July 2021
The company announced in February that Sherri, who hosted Wendy’s show several times during her long absence, would take over her own TV show of the same name starting in September.
In early April, Wendy shared another of her cheerful photos, which she originally wrote with ‘Ready for Court’, although she subsequently edited to simply say, ‘Ready’.
She seemed to be mentioning her ongoing lawsuit against Wells Fargo after the bank blocked her access to funds in her account over a claim she needed a guardian.
Williams has been unable to access her funds since mid-January, and in February her bank’s attorney sent a letter to New York Supreme Court Justice Arlene Bluth asking for a hearing on her finances and claiming she needed a guardian.
Lori Schiller, a former financial adviser to entertainers, claimed in January that Wendy was ‘unhealthy’, which led to her accounts being blocked.
Return in Swing: Part of Wendy’s return seemed to have been her appearance at the May 2 Met Gala. She looked happy and healthy in a colorful pleating dress
Williams’ attorney denied Schiller’s request and also condemned the bank for exceeding its authority.
After that, Wells Fargo claimed he just wanted to have a ‘temporary guardian or assessor to review the situation and ensure that [Williams’] jobs are being handled properly. ‘
The bank has strong reasons to believe that Williams is a ‘victim of undue influence and financial exploitation’, according to a submission to Page Six.
After she was denied access to her funds, Williams applied for a temporary restraining order against Wells Fargo. In March, she claimed she could not pay her mortgage and bills since her money was locked up.
Going to court: Williams embarks on legal battle with Wells Fargo after bank cuts off access to her accounts over claims she needs ‘guardian’