Wendy Williams hasn’t been shy about her former drug usage. The TV host wrote about her struggle with drugs in her book and often talks about it on her show, but now she’s saying how much she could have ‘ended up like Whitney Houston.’ The host, who was addicted to cocaine for 10 years, never got to meet Whitney but the two have a lot in common. Read more below.

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Wendy said:

“That could have been me if I hadn’t sobered up,” Wendy said.

“Whitney and I are [about] the same age, we both come from New Jersey and from parents who love us; we both struggled to have a child. We never met, but we have an incredible amount in common. I thought at some point we would meet in a room and just hug. But we lost her.”