Wendy Williams Reveals Past Battles With Drugs and Weight

She also admitted to a past battle with cocaine.

ByABC News
August 7, 2014, 10:39 AM
Wendy Williams is seen, May 9, 2014, in Philadelphia. 
Wendy Williams is seen, May 9, 2014, in Philadelphia. 
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-- Talk show host Wendy Williams is laying it all out on the table.

In a new interview with People magazine, Williams, 50, reveals her battles in the past with weight and drugs.

"Drugs were a demon I had to overcome," Williams told the magazine of a 10-year span where she used cocaine.

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Williams, who is now 5-foot-11 and 165 pounds and loves her body, said she started to diet because of peer pressure at a young age.

"My life before 21 sucked," she added. "My first diet was in the first-grade! Tuna fish and mustard with yogurt on the side."

She continued, "In high school I was just the girl standing on the side, looking at everybody having fun and saying, 'I can't wait to get out of here and set the world on fire.' "

Williams, who now has a 14-year-old son, Kevin, also said having a baby with her husband wasn't smooth either.

"There was a hiccup with a couple of miscarriages," she said. "Life is hard on us women."