Finally! Wendy Williams Files for Divorce From Husband Kevin Hunter After 2 Decades of Marriage

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In what seems like the longest time coming, talk show host Wendy Williams has reportedly filed for divorce from her husband of nearly 22 years, Kevin Hunter.


Williams’ attorney confirmed to Page Six that the 54-year-old face of the nationally syndicated The Wendy Williams Show (which Hunter executive produces) finally kicked ole boy to the curb and served him divorce papers at 6:30 a.m. Thursday morning.

It reports:

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.


The Post, however, reports that on March 25, the ring was indeed gone, after Williams was snapped by photographers leaving a sober-living facility where she has been staying in Queens (which Hunter reportedly pushed her into, so perhaps he could galavant with his mistress and their new baby).

Over the years, we’ve all heard the rumors of infidelity, abusive behavior, and just plain ole disrespect, which is even more infuriating when it’s obvious that Williams brings in the checks.

Williams and Hunter, 46, reportedly met at a skating rink in 1994, married in 1997, and welcomed a son, Kevin Hunter Jr., in 2000.

Even if she has to pay him off, we say good riddance. Go Wendy! Go Wendy!

Ms. Bronner Helm is the Senior Editorial Director at Colorlines. Mouthy Black Girl. Rosalynn Carter Mental Health Fellow. Shea Butter Feminist. Virgo Sun, Aries Moon.

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I’m happy for Wendy. I wouldn’t wish that kind of trifling on anyone.  Life is way too short to spend a second of it caught up in some ol’ bullshit. Hopefully better days are in her future.