Wendy Williams seemed to be in high spirits on Wednesday when she shared a photo of herself grinning ear-to-ear amid her ongoing legal battle with Wells Fargo.
The 57-year-old star of The Wendy Williams Show posted the image to Instagram and wrote that she was ‘Ready for court,’ though she later edited to just say that she was ‘Ready.’
The talk show host—who didn’t specify if she was going to court on Wednesday—has been engaged in a lawsuit with the bank after it blocked her from accessing her funds due to its contention that she requires a guardian.
Happy warrior: Wendy Williams, 57, seemed to be in high spirits in an Instagram photo from Wednesday, as she said she’s ‘Ready for court,’ before editing it to just ‘Ready’
In her photo, Wendy looked upbeat and healthy, a contrast from recent months, when she had been spotted looking frail and sometimes using a wheel.
She looked cozy in a furry leopard-print coat atop a black dress, and she showed off a large Louis Vuitton handbag with leopard-print trim on the bottom and a thick gold clasp and handle.
The gossip star wore her long blond hair parted down the middle and draped down her chest.
In addition to look great, Wendy said last month that she’s looking forward to returning to host The Wendy Williams Show, even though the show’s producer and distributor announced in February that it was being canceled.
On the mend? Wendy looked healthy and beamed after she was seen looking frail and sometimes in a wheelchair in recent months
So far, no end date has been announced, and the show is still going through guest hosts, including Sherri Shepherd and Michael Rapaport.
Sherri has been announced as the new permanent host of the talk show Sherri following her lengthy fill-in stint for Wendy, and her upcoming show is set to take over Wendy’s time slot in the fall.
Wendy hasn’t been seen on her show since July 2021.
In addition to the turmoil over her series, the host has been in conflict with Wells Fargo after the bank refused her access to her money.
Williams has not been able to access her funds since mid-January, and in February a lawyer for her bank sent a letter to New York County Supreme Court Judge Arlene Bluth seeking a hearing over her finances and claiming that she required a guardian.
Lori Schiller, the entertainer’s former financial advisor, had claimed in January that Wendy was ‘of unsound mind,’ which led to her accounts being frozen.
Locked out: She’s been engaged in a lawsuit with Wells Fargo after the bank blocked her from accessing her funds in mid-January, later claiming that she requires a guardian; seen in June
Williams’ attorney has denied Schiller’s claim and also lambasted the bank for exceeding its authority.
Subsequently, Wells Fargo claimed that it merely was seeking to have a ‘temporary guardian or evaluator to review the situation and ensure that [Williams’] affairs are being properly handled.’
The bank ‘has strong reason to believe’ Williams is ‘the victim of undue influence and financial exploitation,’ it claimed in a filing obtained by Page Six.
After she was denied access to her funds, Williams filed for a temporary restraining order against Wells Fargo
She claimed in March that she had been unable to pay her mortgage and mounting bills since her money was locked away.
Conflict: Williams’ former financial advisor claimed she was ‘of unsound mind,’ and the host later said she hadn’t been able to pay her bills or mortgage because of the hold; seen in 2019
‘Well, um, you know I want to spend more time with my family. And, you know, working out and waiting for the responses to my money situation and Wells Fargo. And they don’t like that,’ she said.
Subsequently, a member of her team alleged that Williams’ interest in having her son be more involved in her finances may have led to Wells Fargo’s actions,
In the same Instagram video update from March, Williams had claimed that her fired manager Bernie Young had been scheming against her.
‘I know for a fact that Bernie Young used my American Express card to hire an attorney to file a petition against me,’ she claimed. ‘That was done with my American Express card.’
Her money: In the same Instagram video update from March, Williams had claimed that her fired manager Bernie Young had been scheming against her by paying attorneys to file a petition against her for a guardianship while paying for them on her American Express card