Does Wendy Williams Need to Divorce Her Husband?

Wendy Williams, the popular talk show host who is often referred to as “the queen of all media,” just can’t seem to catch a break. Williams returned to her show after a months-long hiatus but is now set to take yet another break the first week of April. The rumor mill has been steadily churning, with numerous reports alleging the cause of Williams’ stress is her husband and business partner, Kevin Hunter.

When did Williams and Hunter get married?

Wendy Williams and her husband
Wendy Williams and her husband | John Lamparski/WireImage

Contrary to popular knowledge, Williams was actually married once before Kevin Hunter. She’s never publicly named her first husband and doesn’t often speak about the marriage, except to say that it was a mistake and the marriage was annulled. In the mid-’90s, Williams met and started dating Kevin Hunter. The two grew close quickly, and they tied the knot in 1997.

Williams has been open about her fertility struggles and said that she had multiple miscarriages before giving birth to their son, Kevin Hunter Jr. in August 2000. In addition to being partners in their marriage, Williams and Hunter are business partners. Hunter is a producer of The Wendy Williams Show and reportedly is on set for every episode filmed. However, rumors of infidelity and marital strife have plagued them throughout their decades-long marriage.

Has he caused issues in the past?

Over the years, several colleagues have complained about Kevin Hunter to the media. Most notably, Williams’ former radio co-host, Charlamagne Tha God spoke out and said that Hunter is the reason he no longer works with or communicates with Williams. Beyond just professional disagreement, Charlamagne Tha God said that Hunter went out of his way to try and ensure he had a hard time finding work.

Furthermore, reports keep circulating from the set of The Wendy Williams Show, stating that many staff members there are uncomfortable with Hunter there and that he creates a hostile environment. Although none of this has ever been confirmed through video, and neither Hunter or Williams have commented on the allegations, with situations that keep cropping up over many years, where there’s smoke, there’s usually some fire.

Did he really have a baby with another woman?

Rumors of Kevin Hunter cheating on Wendy Williams are nothing new, unfortunately. In 2017, tabloids started reporting that Hunter was in a long-term relationship with a massage therapist named Sharina Hudson. Photos were taken of the two together, but again, neither Hunter nor Williams would address the rumors. Earlier this year, multiple reports indicated that Sharina Hudson was pregnant and that the baby was Hunters.

Unfortunately, all of this could not have happened at a worse time for Wendy Williams. Her health, which was already in a fragile state, seems to have spiraled out of control over the past several months. She recently admitted to checking herself into a sober living house in order to better deal with her addiction struggles. It was reported that on Monday, March 25th, Williams relapsed, and fell into an alcohol-induced stupor after learning that Hudson had given birth. According to the report, Williams was checked into the hospital, where she received IV fluids before being discharged. Ever the trooper, Williams showed up for work the next day.

Will they get divorced?

In spite of being the queen of celebrity gossip, Williams does not like to comment on her personal life. When she returned to her show in early March after the hiatus, she addressed the rumors of problems within her marriage in a sideways manner and stated that as long as fans see her ring on, they should not question the state of her marriage.

Many times over the years, Williams has said that she is with Hunter for life. While it seems as though she isn’t even considering divorce, fans are concerned that with everything being reported, her health is radically suffering. Only time will tell what happens with Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter, but hopefully, Williams will be back to fighting form soon, and able to make any difficult decisions necessary.