News of Whitney Houston's death hit Wendy hard and today on her show, she expressed her sorrow through a tear-drenched retelling of her own battle with substance abuse and the hopes and dreams she had of meeting Whitney Houston later in life when they had both sobered up.
"It's been almost 15 years since I smoked last from a crack pipe. It's been over 15 years since I waited at Jerome Avenue in the Bronx for my drugs. I'm not proud of the girl that I was but without being that girl I wouldn't be the woman I am today. ... There's one thing throughout it all -- my connection with Whitney -- is that I wished for us both to be really sober and really aware. I knew I'd meet her one day, but I always pictured that time to be our late 50s, 60s, with her being the number one spokesperson for 'Say No [To Drugs].' ... I just thought we would meet and we'd be sober and older."