Wendy Williams And Kevin Hunter Finalise Divorce After 21 Years Of Marriage
Wendy Williams is officially a free woman as reports have it that her divorce from ex-husband Kevin Hunter has been finalised.
Williams who was married to Hunter for 21 years filed for divorce in April 2019. The daytime talk show host and Hunter cited irreconcilable differences as the cause.
The duo is each foregoing alimony but Williams agreed to keep a $1million (£761,000) life insurance policy on herself that will go to Hunter should she die.
They also agreed to sell their New Jersey home and share those proceeds while Williams will keep their home in Florida while Kevin allegedly doesn’t have to give up any proceeds he made from a house in Morristown, NJ that he once owned but sold. According to court documents obtained by Page Six, Hunter will sign over his shares of Wendy Williams productions to her and that she will get their joint bank account, while he will keep his cars and separate businesses.
There was no word on spousal support and child support for their son, Kevin Hunter Jr., 19, something that Kevin allegedly demanded from Wendy, according to court documents TMZ also obtained in May of 2019.
Trouble hit the marriage when reports surfaced that Hunter had welcomed a child with his mistress with whom he was having an affair.
Williams in her reaction to the cheating severed ties with him professionally as he was removed as executive producer of The Wendy Williams Show, and Williams dissolved The Hunter Foundation, the non-profit organization the couple founded in 2014.
She arranged to have the divorce papers served to him at her show’s studio. A spokesperson at the Wendy Williams Show said in a statement:
“Wendy and her family have been a part of Debmar-Mercury for over 10 years. Wendy has since got a boyfriend (Picture: Fox) ‘We respect their privacy regarding personal matters. As always, we remain committed to bringing an entertaining and topical show to our viewers.”
Williams publicly said that Hunter’s affair and child motivated her to walk away from her marriage in a wide-ranging interview with The New York Times Magazine published in August 2019.
“Kevin had a major indiscretion that he will have to deal with for the rest of his life. An indiscretion that I will not deal with,” she said. “I never thought that I would be in this position. I’m a very forgiving person, but there’s one thing that I could never be a part of, and that one thing happened.”
Asked what that “one thing” is, Williams responded, “Kevin has a daughter.”
On why they didn’t have a prenuptial agreement, she revealed she didn’t think it would end.
“I didn’t think it would end, first of all, and second of all, that is not sexy to introduce paperwork when you are in love with somebody,” she explained.
In a statement to PEOPLE, Hunter confirmed the cheating scandal and admitted he was “not proud of my recent actions.”
“I am going through a time of self-reflection and am trying to right some wrongs,” he said. “No matter what the outcome is or what the future holds, we are still The Hunter Family and I will continue to work with and fully support my wife in this business and through any and all obstacles she may face living her new life of sobriety, while I also work on mine.”
Wendy still wants to be friends with Hunter despite their split and the rumours of his alleged infidelity that surrounded their marriage. She revealed this wish on Sway in the Morning in Aug. 2019, telling radio host Sway Calloway,
“I mean, and not because we have a son but because that was real love. I still love him just not in that way. You either in or you are out with me. I still have love for him and I wish him the best in his new life with his new family.”