Wendy Williams Officially Files For Divorce From Kevin Hunter After 20 Years of Marriage

Posted April 11, 2019

image via Wendy Instagram

After rampant rumors of physical abuse, infidelity and now a reported baby with his mistress, Wendy Williams has reportedly filed for divorce from her husband Kevin Hunter after 20 years.

It was reported last week that the daytime talk show host was looking into options to separate, but now the confirmation has come. The news may come as a surprise to fans of Wendy, as she has been very vocal about sticking with Hunter despite the various allegations over the years including most recently.

However, it seems as though now, she’s had enough.

The talk show host is divorcing her husband of nearly 22 years, Williams’ attorney confirmed to Page Six Thursday. The split comes amid renewed rumors that Hunter has been cheating on Williams, 54, with a woman named Sharina Hudson, who gave birth to a baby suspected to be Hunter’s last month.

The divorce news comes after Williams notably flaunted her lack of a wedding band early Thursday on her hairstylist’s and makeup artist’s social media.

Rumors of infidelity have plagued the couple for a few years, though Williams never confirmed them. She vaguely addressed her marital woes on her show earlier this year, cryptically telling viewers after she returned from a two-month hiatus that her wedding ring would always stay on her hand.

“I’m still very much in love with my husband,” she said. “Don’t ask me about mine.” Pointing to her wedding ring, Williams added, “It ain’t going anywhere. Not in this lifetime.”

However, her ring apparently did go somewhere. On March 25, upon leaving the sober living facility where she has been staying after receiving help for addiction in Florida (though she previously told viewers she was seeking treatment for her Graves’ disease), the morning show host was spotted without her flashy jewelry. She appeared to put it back on to tape her show later that day, but an insider had told us it wasn’t her real ring.

Infidelity wasn’t the only rumor to swirl about Williams and Hunter’s marriage. Sources previously told The Post that Hunter’s allegedly abusive behavior ultimately led to the unraveling that prompted Williams to relapse.

“She would hide in the bathroom and tell me to knock on the door when he left the office so she wouldn’t have to see him,” an intern from Williams’ former radio show told The Post, adding that it was common for Hunter to pull Williams into a private room and for staff to hear them fighting.

“You’d hear slaps or some type of tussling going on,” said the intern.

Williams has been open about her past addiction to cocaine and crack.

Friends of Williams have publicly expressed concern for her and her poor health as she remained in her seemingly tumultuous marriage, with longtime pal Paul Porter previously telling The Post that divorce was her only hope.

Porter, who said he’s talked with Williams a hundred times in the past two years, said Williams’ husband, the executive producer of “The Wendy Williams Show,” is a “control freak” and “a terror.”

He said they went to couples counseling, but “for some reason, she can’t break away.”

Kudos to Wendy!

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