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  • Wendy Williams was present at her former radio station's annual Circle of Sisters gathering Monday
  • She wore a sparkling ensemble paired with her signature furry boots at the Queens, New York, event
  • Williams cried and told the audience it was tears of laughter and gratitude when she spoke with them

Wendy Williams shed tears of joy after meeting her fans a month after she returned home from a wellness rehabilitation facility.

Williams got invited to her former radio station's annual Circle of Sisters gathering at Resorts World in Queens, New York, on Monday. She was featured sitting down for a conversation with WBLS DJ JusNik.

Her rep Shawn Zanotti confirmed to E! News that she was moved to tears after the audience gave her rounds of applause, gratitude and praise for participating in the event.

"These are tears of laughter, but also tears of sincere just thank you," Williams told the audience.

In the photos obtained by the outlet, she wore a sparkling ensemble and paired it with her signature style of furry boots.

On Oct. 18, several outlets confirmed that the former "The Wendy Williams Show" host was home after checking into a wellness facility in August.

"We are happy to report that Wendy Williams is home and healing after being in a wellness facility since August," Zanotti said in a statement to Page Six at the time. "Wendy is excited about the road ahead and looking forward to releasing her many projects."

She also expressed gratitude to her followers, who continued to support her.

"Thank you to my fans for your love, support and many prayers, I am back and better than ever," Williams said, according to Zanotti.

In September, an anonymous source told Page Six that she had a falling-out with Debmar Mercury, which produced "The Wendy Williams Show." The company was allegedly not supportive of her recovery efforts.

"It's gotten worse," one anonymous source said of her alleged addiction issues. "She went from wine to straight-up vodka."

Her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter, echoed the same allegations against the production company. According to him, Debmar-Mercury didn't want to take Williams away from her hosting duties.

"Debmar would not support Wendy's recovery efforts with the family," Hunter, 50, said. "They would not sign off on anything that would've helped her recovery efforts."

"They sat in a meeting with her whole family, including her now-deceased mom, and would not sign off on the recovery efforts that would've helped Wendy also get well and live and be sober. They basically said, 'If you don't stop drinking, you're going to lose the show,'" he added.

Wendy Williams
Wendy Williams attends The Match on Sept. 29, 2014 in New York City. Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images for Match