How Did Wendy Williams Meet Her Husband?
Wendy Williams is a well-known face on television. She started out her career as a radio jockey, though since 2008, Williams has been the host of her own talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, where she discusses juicy celebrity gossip in front of a curious audience.
While many fans are aware that the 54-year-old radio and TV personality is married, some might be curious to find out just how she and her husband, Kevin Hunter, came to know each other. Here’s what we know about Wendy Williams and her husband’s relationship.
Wendy Williams’ first marriage
In the 1990s, Williams was married to a man who she referred to as Robert Morris III in her 2003 autobiography, Wendy’s Got the Heat. Not much is known about him except for the fact that he was 6’3″ and a salesman. The two started dating in 1992, got married in 1994, and parted ways in 1995.
How she met her current husband
Some time also in the 1990s, Wendy Williams met a Canadian man named Kevin Hunter. He was several years younger than she was, but he became her manager and the pair also began a romantic relationship together.
In November 1997, Williams and Hunter got married. Three years later, they welcomed a son named Kevin Hunter Jr.
Along with being her manager, Kevin Hunter Sr. is also an executive producer of Williams’ TV show.
The pair’s rocky relationship
Although Wendy Williams and her husband have been married for a long time compared to other Hollywood relationships, it doesn’t mean that everything is all fine and dandy. In fact, their marriage has been plagued with scandals since the very beginning.
Only a few years after their marriage (and shortly after their son was born), Williams found out that Hunter had been unfaithful to her. She talked about the infidelity in her book Wendy’s Got the Heat, saying that she chose to forgive him and move on. She also went on to share with VladTV that she does not regret the decision.
However, in 2017, a bigger allegation made its way around news outlets with reports that Kevin Hunter has been cheating on Wendy Williams with a massage therapist named Sharina Hudson. The rumors started when Hunter and Hudson were spotted together and, according to various sources, they have been seeing each other for more than a decade. It has been said that Kevin Hunter bought an expensive home for Sharina Hudson near his and Wendy’s mansion in New Jersey and there are even rumors stating that the mistress herself could be pregnant.
Alongside the infidelity reports are also allegations about Kevin Hunter being physically abusive towards Wendy Williams. According to sources, Hunter has a reputation for having a violent temper on the set of The Wendy Williams Show and the staff members there are scared of him. Williams herself also suffered at the hands of her husband. Some people working there have reportedly heard them fighting, with their arguments actually getting physical from time to time.
It has been reported that Williams’ mother also witnessed her daughter being choked and kicked during the marriage.
On her show a few weeks ago, Wendy Williams decided to address the rumors, telling her audience that she is standing by her husband. “He’s my best friend, he’s my lover, he’s all this and he’s all that,” she said. “… Anybody who’s been married for five minutes or 500 years, you know marriages have ebbs and flows. Marriages are not easy.”
Williams also referred to herself as “Wendy Hunter” and made a statement to say that her wedding ring will not be removed from her finger anytime soon.