The ever-opinionated Wendy Williams decided to “spill the tea” when she discussed the engagement of Prince Harry and former Suits star Meghan Markle on The Wendy Williams Show. Wendy Williams rants about Meghan Markle on her latest “Hot Topics” segment, suggesting the future royal is just an actress looking for fame.
Referring to Markle as “Meghan Markle with the sparkle,” Williams immediately delved into the controversial details of the future royal wedding. The TV host brought up Markle’s half-brother with a criminal past and the strained relationship with her half-sister who accused the actress of being “selfish” and not helping her financially after finding fame on Suits. Williams also brought up Markle’s father who lives in Mexico and her mother, a yoga instructor.
But what really has Twitter in an uproar is when the TV host called Markle’s engagement to the former eligible bachelor opportunistic, expressing her disbelief at Markle’s claim that she was unfamiliar with the royal family before meeting her fiance. “Confidentially speaking, I respect Meghan Markle’s hustle, and I respect her game. However, she’s a bit of a wildcard.” To prove her point, Williams brought up Markle’s origins as a model on Deal or No Deal, “She goes from being the Deal Or No Deal girl – oh, yes! She opened the suitcases for, what’s his name? Howie Mandel,” Williams said. “So, this is a girl looking for fame, you guys, OK?”
Never one to hold back, the talk show host revealed Markle had even approached The Wendy Williams Show looking for work. “And remember the story, here at Wendy. She came here, to Wendy, to find out what she could do here,” she said. “So she’s been here. She’s been in our buildings; We have her DNA… And then she’s the actress, you know, from Suits, and she’s giving it up. But just keep in mind, she’s an actress.” Ouch!
Williams wasn’t done with Markle though, claiming she’ll be “keeping an eye” on the future royal. “She’s giving up everything. Which, fine, you give up everything when a prince wants to marry you,” said Williams. “Except if you’re an opportunist, then you only put up with it for a certain amount of time. Before you flee.” Shots fired. Many viewers were furious with the harsh statements made by Williams against Markle and expressed their disgust on Twitter.
The Meghan Markle bashing on #WendyWilliams was not cute or funny. I would think Wendy would be supportive of a career minded girl like herself. Meghan wasn't hanging around the palace like a groupie waiting for a Prince to pick her up.
— Dorothy A. Terry (@dgivensterry) December 1, 2017
This isn’t the first time the TV host has shared her blunt opinion on the actress-turned-royal either. Videos of Williams previously joking about Markle’s “hood” background on the show has resurfaced following the announcement of their engagement. Fans tweeted clips from the 2016 episode where Williams gets into detail about the biracial actress, mentioning her previous marriage and discussing her family. “She’s 35 and he’s only . So, in other words, the prince is marrying a black, divorcee,” said the TV host, also making a point to mention that Markle’s father, who lives in Mexico, had declared bankruptcy a few months previous. “They are about to ‘hood out’ the palace,” joked Williams.
Williams’ final thoughts on the relationship between Meghan Markle and Prince Harry was that it could never be. “There’s way too much drama with her and this will not work out,” Williams had predicted a year ago. “It’s not her. It’s gonna be the family. The family’s going to mess it up.” Looks like Markle proved the television host wrong on that one.