A Day in the Life of ‘Daytime Divas’ Queen Vanessa Williams

There is no containing the fabulousness that is Vanessa Williams, which is no doubt why VH1 cast her in the network’s new scripted series Daytime Divas. Williams stars as Maxine, the host of a View-like daytime talk show called The Lunch Hour, who is as formidable off-camera as she is charming on-screen. We asked Williams to show us a day in the life with her fellow Divas, including Tichina Arnold, Chloe Bridges, Camille Guaty and Fiona Gubelmann. Click through for her behind-the-scenes pics from the set.

Daytime Divas airs Mondays at 10 p.m. on VH1.


Hey y’all. @VanessaWilliamsOfficial here, taking over for @Yahoo to give you a little glimpse of set life on #DaytimeDivas! Welcome to the show….

Set for Life

On set with @VH1 #DaytimeDivas

Glam for the Camera

About to go live with my divas! @TichinaArnold, doing a last minute touchup. Action!

Cuff Enough

Getting into a little trouble #BTS. Stay tuned to see what these handcuffs are all about… @daytimedivas

Wonder Women

Look who decided to stop by! Beautiful @TheAshleyGraham hangin’ with the divas for the day… @daytimedivas

Tress to Impress

The man behind the blonde! Glam time with the head of our very important hair department, @shawnfinchhair #DaytimeDivas

Diva Digs

Yours truly –– at my trailer on set with @VH1 #DaytimeDivas. #Maxine

Event Planning

All smiles on the “red carpet” filming a scene with my dear @TheNormLewis! #DaytimeDivas

In the Spotlight

This girl!! @TichinaArnold in the spotlight — always. Xo @vanessawilliamsofficial

The Squad

With the ladies backstage — lucky to be on a fake daytime talk show with these gorgeous DIVAS. ✨ — @vanessawilliamsofficial

Office Decor

A peek #BTS on the set of #DaytimeDivas. — @vanessawilliamsofficial

Two Stars

Our very own @StarJonesesp and @TheNormLewis looking camera ready — @vanessawilliamsofficial

Glamorous Goodbye

That’s a wrap! #BTS of @VH1’s #DaytimeDivas airing tonight at 10pm! Make sure to watch us! — @vanessawilliamsofficial