Wendy Williams has made some immediate changes since she split from her estranged husband and former manager Kevin Hunter in April.
For example, the talk show host quickly secured a New York City bachelorette pad, she rekindled her dating life, and now she’s taken control of her business affairs.
It’s something Williams talked about on Thursday at the FWD Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina, and she advised the audience to be involved at every phase of their business, no matter how successful they become.
“You’ve gotta be at the ground floor of your operation,” she said. “I don’t care how big you get … Don’t just rely on your team to bring back information because you’re such a big shot and you don’t have to be there.”
Williams said she learned that lesson after Hunter would bring her into the deal once it was finalized. But since they’re no longer together she does everything differently.
“It used to be Kev and the team would show up, and then Kev wouldn’t bring me in until he knew, ‘OK, the deal is done. Now it’s time for you to meet the people,’” she explained. “Not now. I wanna be in on the first conversation of the deal, and I wanna be on every meeting until the deal is done. And that’s the way I roll.”
The 54-year-old then moved into the topic of having children, and she advised those in the crowd to postpone parenthood until their careers are established.
“Shout-out to all the parents. I’m a parent too,” she stated. “But you better slow down on having these kids when you’re 22, 23, 24. You need your 20s to be selfish for yourself, to grow up, grow your business. … Kids are an obligation and that obligation will slow you down. Kids get in the way.”
Williams also told the women in the audience to put career in front of their love lives, because the chance of having a relationship will always be there.
A little after Hunter was served, he was fired from his executive producer role of “The Wendy Williams Show.” In May Williams also pulled out of the Hunter Foundation, a nonprofit organization that helped people with addiction.
In March of this year, the daytime host admitted that she herself was battling addiction and was living in a sober facility.