Wendy Williams went on a long tirade on her show after a gossip column said that she is friends with a lesbian.
On her show yesterday during her “Hot Topics” segment, Williams said that she saw an online rumor about her having a relationship with Robyn Crawford, Whitney Houston’s longtime friend, lover, and assistant.
Earlier this month, Williams interviewed Crawford about her new memoir. One gossip site said that their relationship is more than interviewer/interviewee.
“In between commercials and everything, I go on the googler schmoogler and I go to Radar Online, speaking of how you doin’, and I see that Rob Shuter[…] he’s insinuating that something romantical is going on between me and Robyn Crawford,” Williams said on her show Tuesday, getting laughter from the audience.
Williams was probably referring to an article on Radar Online entitled “Sorry Whitney! Houston’s Lesbian Lover Robyn Crawford Now BFFs With Wendy Williams.” The article does not suggest that Crawford and Williams are in a romantic relationship – it says that they’re friends and that they got dinner together, citing an unnamed source.
“Look, Mr. Short Arms,” she said, addressing gossip columnist Shuter, adding that he’s a “friend of the show, though.”
“I am no lesbian. I like women for friendship. I like men and I like the D,” she said. The audience cheered uproariously.
“He titled the article ‘Wendy has been looking for female companionship and Whitney is turning in her grave because Wendy has found it in Robyn Crawford,'” she complained, mangling the title of the article. One of her producers called the insinuation “ridiculous.”
“First of all, I’m not down with that. All due respect to the lesbians,” Williams said, although her entire rant sounded like she was offended by the very idea that anyone would think that she’s a lesbian.
“Second of all, Robyn is really married, she’s got kids, and I’m not a homewrecker.”
“I’ve never even been curious,” she added.
Then she said that she just can’t be a lesbian because women are impossible to live with.
“It’s so complicated being a woman,” Williams said. “I just couldn’t imagine two of us in a relationship. I mean yesterday after the show I got the surprise of my life: at 55, I got a period.”
The audience laughed. “Exactly! I just can’t deal with two of us under the same roof,” she said.
It’s hard to tell why Williams was so upset by an article that just said that she is friends with a lesbian.
The relevant part starts at the 6:10 mark.