The moment was shared on “The Wendy Williams Show” host’s official Instagram page Tuesday, which saw the TV personality hiding her face as she rested her head on Charla’s shoulder. As she did, Charlamagne looked directly into the camera with a neutral expression.
“He learned from the best. Loyalty is everything! My guy is doing his thing! ❤” read Williams’ photo caption.
Williams shared the same photo on her show Nov. 5, which she ultimately deleted with no explanation by Wednesday morning.
“Yesterday I had a very nice afternoon with a longtime friend of mine,” she tells her studio audience, building up suspense. Then, she revealed it was “The Breakfast Club” host.
“I don’t know who I’ve become,” she said as the image of the two displayed behind her to audible gasps from the audience. “I like her! You know we are two loose cannons. I can only take Charlamagne in small doses because the banter of the back and forth and knowing each other for so many years — you know, I met him when he was still DJing down South and I brought him to New York … and the rest is history.”
Williams added that the pair became emotional during their meeting as they were “talking about people and situations.”
The “people and situations” the onetime radio stars discussed likely included Williams’ estranged husband, Kevin Hunter. Back in January, Charla described Hunter as “a terrible human being” and indicated he had been abusive. Charlamagne launched his career in radio working alongside Williams at her former New York-based radio show “The Wendy Williams Experience.” But after years on the show, Charla was let go in 2008. The circumstances surrounding that remain unclear.
But now that Hunter is out of the picture, Williams and Charlamagne have continued to foster a friendship. The latest display on Instagram won praise from fans.
“Long over due 🖤”
“Radio ain’t been the same since!!! He did learn from the best”
“Love to see it 🔥”
Williams has spoken about her renewed friendship with Charlamagne before. In April, she told her studio audience she got a call from the radio host.
“Charlamagne wanted to take me for dinner. So he says the night and he says the time, and I said I can’t go because I’m going out with Boof for dinner,” she explained.