In the weeks since filing for her divorce from husband Kevin Hunter, it has been reported that talk show host Wendy Williams has been seeking the appropriate platform to air a tell-all about her experience, but “CBS This Morning” was reportedly not one to welcome her with open arms.

According to Daily Mail, Williams was interested in giving the interview to the morning show, but host Gayle King did not approve. The reasoning was that King believed the topics, including the affair of Hunter’s husband and arrest of her son for assault, maybe too “trashy” for morning television, as supposedly leaked by network sources.

Williams is also said to be looking at other outlets that may be the right fit for sharing her story, including Oprah’s OWN networks, ABC, and NBC. One source told that “her people want either a morning show or an hour-long prime-time special. They want Wendy to sit down with a big name anchor and Gayle King was at the top of the list.”

Williams has also been making other big changes in the midst of her divorce. Her soon-to-be ex-husband was also her manager, a position that now needs to be filled. As reported by BET in April, "The Wendy Williams Show" host is said to have recruited producer Bernie Young as she reclaims ownership over her life. Williams will, however, remain executive producer of her show until further notice.

Whichever platform ultimately secures the interview will be a win for ratings as Williams has a legion of devoted Wendy Watchers that she has amassed over her decade-long career in television. This appears to be a wait-and-see situation, but it seems as though King and Williams are at a standstill until further notice.

Gayle King
Gayle King may be famous for being Oprah's BFF, but the former news anchor is stepping into the spotlight on her own as co-anchor of "CBS This Morning." Reuters