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Wendy Williams a man? The talk show host comes clean

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Wendy Williams embraces her strong features

Wendy Williams has long been rumored to have been born a man. Here's what the chatty television host has to say on the touchy topic.

Although Williams is willing to concede she can see how some might find her outward appearance to be slightly mannish, there's nothing major this 49-year-old mother of one has to confess.

"I get it. I've got a strong face, a strong body, I'm 5'11". I wear wigs. I get it," she said with a smile when the potentially hurtful subject was broached during a recent ABC News interview. "Do I get upset with it? No."

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The woman who admits "people do think [she] was born a man" went on to say, "I get where that comes from, but in my opinion, there's no worse way to insult a woman than to say she looks like a man… [but] there's nothing you can call me at this particular point. I've been dealing with this for decades."

The intensity of the speculation has not been exaggerated. Start typing this animal-loving beauty's name into Google and you'll see that just behind the suggestion "Wendy Williams wigs" is "Wendy Williams a man."

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Sadly, the comments and critique of her personal life aren't anything new. The talk show host went on to share that she's been dealing with verbal abuse for decades, revealing her parents used to "fat shame" her.

"I had a very tortured childhood," Williams explained, elaborating on how the experience has inspired her to be vocal. "I was tortured, they fat shamed me... so, I want to talk about growing up."

The star, who is about to make her Vegas debut in a standup show continued, "I want to answer the big question about the boobs. People know they are breast implants, but a lot of people, I read and see, 'You've lost so much weight now, you need a breast reduction.' I will answer you straight and direct, if you are in Vegas."

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