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Niece Wendy Williams shares why Williams chose to tell her story in a new doc

Niece Wendy Williams shares why Williams chose to tell her story in a new doc

He watches: Niece Wendy Williams shares why Williams chose to tell her story in a new doc

Ahead of the upcoming Lifetime documentary, “Where's Wendy Williams?” Wendy Williams' niece, Alex Feeney, opens up in a new interview with “Good Morning America” ​​and talks about why her aunt chose to tell her story now.

When asked about criticism before the documentary's release that the film could exploit Williams, Finney told ABC News' Deborah Roberts that Williams says she sees it as a way to take ownership of her own story.

“I understand that people will look at it, and some people will look at it and think so,” said Finney, who also appears in the documentary. “But I will say this, first and foremost, my aunt is the executive producer of this documentary.”

“And when I finally talked to her and said, 'Aunt Wendy, why do you want to do this?'” You know, “You — you — you're clearly — the health piece, all of that needs to be addressed. “Is now the right time?” Vinnie added: “Now is the perfect time because I want to own my story.”

Tune in to “Good Morning America” ​​on Thursday at 7 a.m. ET for an interview with Vinny.

Alex Feeney speaks with ABC News' Deborah Roberts during an interview in New York City.

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“Where's Wendy Williams?” It will explore the former talk show host's life after her popular daytime show ended and her health battles and substance abuse.

According to a press release for the upcoming two-night documentary event, “cameras chronicled the former TV host and radio star” for nearly two years after her talk show ended in 2022 when her health issues prevented her from returning to her show for a 13th season. .

The press release for the upcoming documentary said it would present “the raw, honest, unfiltered truth of Wendy's life after she was placed under financial conservatorship.” It also aims to tell the story of “Wendy's journey to revitalize her career, and what the filmmakers discovered along the way.”

“Where's Wendy Williams?” It will debut February 24 and February 25 on Lifetime.