Wendy Williams rose to fame as a prominent New York City radio personality in the 1990s. It was during the start of her major market career that Williams became romantically involved with a man named Bert Girigorie. As revealed in her 2021 Lifetime documentary, “Wendy Williams: What A Mess,” the former shock jock married Girigorie in 1994, but the pair split after just five months together.
Girigorie, who describes himself as a sales and marketing professional, recently opened up about his brief marriage to Williams, which he claims ended due to her “bizarre” behavior. “It was very bizarre. She just turned into a different person,” he told Radar Online in 2019. “I don’t know what was going on. I didn’t understand a lot of things that she did. I didn’t understand what her motivations were.”
Girigorie went on to explain that while he was unaware of Williams’ alleged drug use during their relationship, he suggested addiction may have caused many of the broadcaster’s actions. He also recalled an instance during their honeymoon when Williams demanded to spend a night alone, which caused the couple to have a huge argument. Their marriage ended a short while later.