The details of the split between Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter have made headlines for some time. The former spouses were close given they were married for decades, but also worked together. Find out how they are going their separate ways financially and how the Wendy Williams Show host has become sole owner of her company.
Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter separated
The couple got married in 1997. Williams filed for divorce in April 2019 and soon there were rumors that Hunter fathered a child with his mistress, Sharina Hudson. Eventually, the talk show host addressed the rumor on The View.
“Infidelity is one thing, a full baby is a whole other topic. A baby! I’m not changing pampers, I want to be pampered,” she told the hosts. “From my mother, I’ve learned how to make lemons into lemonade in life. What am I supposed to do? Sit in the house and cry?”
She did have some good things to say about her ex-husband, who is the father of her son. “Big Kevin, he’s not a bad man,” the mother noted. “But you just can’t throw away 25 years then start talking recklessly about the other person… I chose him and he chose me. That’s the way it is. People change and it’s now time for me to move on with my life.”
Williams refuses to talk badly about Hunter
It looked like divorce between them wasn’t easy. However, the talk show host tried to hold back from saying negative things about Hunter. She revealed why in an interview with The New York Times magazine.
“People want me to hate and scream and talk. I won’t. It bothers me that people say [Williams begins to cry] — it bothers me that people say, ‘Keep it as clean as you can, because you have a child together.’ That’s not the main reason to keep it clean,” Williams revealed. “The main reason I won’t talk badly about Kevin is that he was my first true love.”
That doesn’t mean she never has anything negative to say. “I talk filthy about him, but that is when I get in my apartment and the door is closed and I am talking to myself in the mirror,” she admitted.
She has finalized her divorce and gets to be sole owner
Page Six reports that Williams has finalized her divorce from Hunter. Documents reveal how they will separate financially.
The former spouses will forego alimony. Williams will keep a $1 million life insurance policy on herself, which will go to Hunter if she dies. However, she can reduce the amount annually. She will also cover Hunter’s health insurance under her policy.
When their Livingston, New Jersey, home is sold they will split the proceeds. Their joint bank account will go to the talk show host and Hunter will sign over the shares Wendy Williams Productions Inc. to her, making her the sole owner. Hunter has still walked away with a lump sum from her and a severance payment from her company.