Wendy Williams: 'Marriage and Babies Stunt a Woman’s Growth'

Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams: 'Marriage and Babies Stunt a Woman’s Growth'

The daytime talk show host says these things set a woman back in her career.

Published April 14, 2015

Wendy Williams is not a woman who will keep her mouth shut if she has something on her mind, regardless of whether it’s a popular opinion or not. But if you think about it, that’s exactly why people love her. She’s not afraid to speak her truth and isn’t going to go with the crowd no matter what criticism comes her way. In a recent interview with Forbes Lifestyle, the daytime talk show host opened up about her thoughts on parenthood and marriage and how these two facets of life actually hold women back.


“My suggestion to women is always…use your entire 20s to work your behind off in your career… And then think about meeting that guy. ‘Cause we’re the ones that lose in marriage. Not men,” said Williams, who has been married for 17 years and has a teenage son.

Williams added that it’s not just the challenge of juggling it all that leaves some women falling short, but also obstacles put in place by our male counterparts who can’t handle a career-driven woman.

“It is difficult for men to accept really successful career women. Whether it be that we out-earn them or that our name is brighter than theirs,” she said. “I also feel like marriage and babies stunt a woman’s growth career-wise…Once you get married and have kids, you can’t do all the things that you used to do and maintain this important, precious thing that you built as a family.”

To watch her entire interview, click here and tell us: Do you agree that women lose out career-wise when marriage and motherhood are added to the mix?

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Written by Dorkys Ramos


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