‘The Purple Throne’: Wendy Williams Shows Off Iconic Purple Chair, Fit Body Months After Show Items Were to Be Thrown Away

Wendy Williams‘ fans are anticipating the 58-year-old’s comeback after she uploaded a Nov. 3 post of herself hanging out with her team.

These images come weeks after the former daytime television host was released from a wellness facility. Williams entered the undisclosed center in August in order to focus on her health before tackling the next chapter in her professional life, “The Wendy Experience Podcast.”

Wendy Williams teases a comeback by sharing a couple of photos and fans bring up the star’s iconic purple chair. @thewendyexperiencepodcast/Instagram

In the upload, a smiling Williams is seen striking a pose as she sat down in her iconic purple chair that she regularly used in “The Wendy Williams Show.” The second image featured Williams and her team, including her manager William Selby, publicist Shawn Zanotti, and Keesha Anderson.

Although little details have been released to the general public about what occurred when the group met up, the caption read, “About Last NIGHT… Team WENDY! @publicistshawn @gazalightskin @willdaboss1#WendyWilliams#TheWendyExperience#allthingswendy #Howyoudoing #TeamWendy #StayTuned.”

(From left) Shawn Zanotti, William Selby, Wendy Williams, and Keesha Anderson. (Photo: @thewendyexperiencepodcast/Instagram)

As Williams’ followers viewed the photos, many expressed how happy they were to see the purple chair and the radio host sitting in it.

“Good to see you in the purple chair.”

“Yes, God. I am so excited for you, Wendy!!! glad to see the purple chair!!”

“Purple chair is back!!!”

“So happy to see you back in your purple chair, the one and only queen of daytime talk. I miss watching you.”

“The purple throne!!!!”

Among the previous remarks, others mentioned how well Williams appeared to look in the photos. One wrote, “Hi Wendy, you’re looking good. I miss you. You are in my prayers. Good Luck!!!”

Another said, “Praying this is a recent picture. She looks good here!”

A third social media user stated, “You look amazing, Wendy! We are waiting for your return! Let’s go! How you doing!”

In the past, Williams’ manager William Selby opened up to The Sun newspaper about why he and the star decided to collect several pieces of “The Wendy Williams Show” memorabilia. The list include’s her chair, a few wigs, customized shoes, and artwork which were slated to be thrown away by production following the series finale. “The Wendy Williams Show” ran from 2008 to June 2022.

He told the publication that one of the reasons behind their decision to retrieve those items was because they were considered iconic. 

Selby said, “We took it from the show. When they announced the show was over, I said to Wendy let’s go get your stuff. I thought ‘Why should it stay there- so people can sell it on eBay?’ There were some things I felt were iconic.” 

Also, in the interview, Selby revealed that all items remain in her apartment.

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