Wendy Williams and husband Kevin Hunter have called it quits and are getting a divorce. They are now jointly facing the press.
On Thursday, the news released that Williams and Hunter are getting a divorce. After that, Williams told People, “Thank you to everyone for respecting the family’s privacy during this time. Kevin is supportive of Wendy and they are working through this process together. No additional comment will be provided at this time.”
Williams and Hunter got married in 1997 and have a 19 year old son called Kevin Jr. A representative for her show said, “Wendy and her family have been a part of Debmar-Mercury for over 10 years,. We respect their privacy regarding personal matters. As always, we remain committed to bringing an entertaining and topical show to our viewers.”
Williams recently took an extended amount of time off from The Wendy Williams Show, saying she needed to recover from a broken shoulder. Williams has Grave’s disease, an autoimmune disease that affects the thyroid.
In 2017, Williams said of her diagnosis, “My husband was extremely concerned. He’s not just my husband, he’s my business partner, one of the executive producers on the show and he’s also my manager. He and I are glued at the hip. He was with me every step. For him, seeing me go through all of this, it’s really been trying on him. I’ve been concerned about him. I’m like, ‘Don’t worry about me!’”
In Wendy’s Got the Heat, Williams talked about Hunter cheating on her, saying, “It has made our marriage — and I know this is cliché, but it’s true — it’s made our marriage stronger. No, I’m not back to the girl I was before him, because when you get stung like that, you never go back to who you were — only a fool does. But I love him, and he loves me, and we addressed it head-on.”
Just last month, Williams addressed infidelity rumors, saying, “I’m still very much in love with my husband and anyone who’s been married … you know.” Just a while later though, she came to her show without her wedding ring.
The divorce has not been finalized yet.