*Wearing a black dress, Wendy Williams confirmed on her talk show Monday (Dec. 7) that her mom, Shirley Williams, has died.
“In the name of my mother, because my mother, she’s like, ‘You got ’em, they’re long, you show ’em,'” said Williams regarding the amount of leg shown in her dress. “She also talked me into picking out this outfit today. She’s also died.”
Williams said that her mother actually passed away, “many, many, many, many weeks ago. You know how you lose track of the day and time? All I know was it was a long time ago. The five of us, my mom, dad, my siblings, the five of us — she will always be here.”
Wendy noted that her mother passed away “beautifully and peacefully and surrounded by love. She didn’t suffer, not one bit.”
“Gone is the best mother, the best girlfriend, that a girl could ever have,” she said, holding back tears. “I feel fortunate that I had her in my life all of my 56 years.”
Watch Wendy reveal the sad news below:
Below is a poignant 2010 appearance by Wendy’s mom, Shirley. RIP.