"The Wendy Williams Show" returned on Monday, and its season 11 premiere featured several notable moments -- including her calling Christie Brinkley's "Dancing With the Stars" injury "fake as hell" -- but there was a subtle change that Williams made to her show that spoke volumes, but that you may have missed.
The 55-year-old talk-show host tearfully ended her show by addressing her viewers in a candid manner, saying that "it's kind of overwhelming out here," and noting that "a lot has changed" in her life in the past several months. Of course, the biggest change has been the divorce that she's currently going through with her estranged husband, Kevin Hunter, who fathered a baby earlier this year with the woman he had been cheating on Williams with for years.
In addition to being her husband of over 20 years, Hunter also served as her manager and the executive producer of her eponymous talk show. After announcing she was leaving her husband at the end of last season this spring, Williams fired Hunter and wiped his name from her show's credits, leaving just "Wendy Williams" as executive producer.
On Monday, however, she took it a step further, alluding more openly to Hunter's absence from the show by making her executive producer credit "Just Wendy" in her show's credits sequence.
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As the credits rolled, Williams addressed speculation that her show is ending, which was put to rest by the news that her talk show has been renewed for two more seasons by Fox Television Stations.
"When I'm reading on the blogs that we're going away, that I can't handle it and that we're being cancelled... no, darling! We're here!" she said to applause. "I love you for watching today, and I'll see you next time on the one and only 'Wendy.'"
Watch the season 11 premiere of "The Wendy Williams Show" here.