Wendy Williams Reveals How Her Life Is Completely Different Without Her Husband

Talk show host Wendy Williams has been a tabloid staple all throughout the past year. From her health problems (including a battle with Graves disease) to admitted issues with addiction, Williams has no doubt been through the wringer.

The biggest bombshell of all dropped in April 2019, when it was revealed that Williams had filed for divorce from her husband of over 20 years, Kevin Hunter. The divorce news came after months of allegations regarding Hunter’s infidelity, and the accusation that he had fathered a child with a massage therapist named Sharina Hudson. 

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Wendy Williams is having fun again | Roy Rochlin/Getty Images

How is the divorce going?

Wendy Williams has always been open and honest with her viewers and wasted no time letting them know some of the things that have been going on behind the scenes. After the news of her divorce went public, Williams spoke out on her show, saying she was looking forward to starting a whole new life for herself and her son (Kevin Hunter Jr., whom she shares with her soon-to-be-ex-husband).

In the weeks since, Williams has been providing frequent updates, giving her fans a glimpse into the new routine that she has established for herself. For his part, Kevin Hunter has remained mostly silent, only releasing one statement in mid-April. In part, the statement said that Hunter regretted some of his recent actions and takes full responsibility for the unfolding events. He also asked for privacy and said that he would be going through a period of self-reflection. For most fans, the statement rang false, and many read Hunter’s words as a tacit acknowledgment of the cheating rumors. 

Wendy Williams did tell viewers that, all things considered, the divorce was proceeding “pleasantly.” She admitted that she wasn’t trying to throw their decades-long relationship out the window and that they were trying to keep things civil for the sake of their son. 

How has Wendy Williams been spending her time?

Williams certainly seems to be having a fabulous time without Kevin Hunter. She has been opening up on her show about the fun that she’s had spending time with friends, visiting with family (her sister visits a lot), and enjoying quality time with her son, who is home from college on summer break. She also gave fans a surprising peek into her life as a single woman when she revealed that although she doesn’t yet have a serious boyfriend, she is dating often and has a luxurious private apartment in New York.

She got emotional on-air

On the May 16th episode of The Wendy Williams Show, Williams got emotional when she started to discuss a fun evening out that she enjoyed with her son. Williams told her fans that she loved feeling so free and that she’s loving her new lease on life. She detailed how she was dancing to the music when she looked over and saw her son, Kevin Hunter Jr., who was clearly enjoying watching his mother experience things anew. “Look at mommy have fun,” Williams said, recounting her son’s point of view.

Williams started crying as she described the scene with her son, and her audience started cheering and clapping for her in unison. One audience member even shouted “we love you, Wendy!” in a beautiful show of support. Wendy Williams’ audience, whom she refers to as her “co-hosts,” has been with her every step of the way as her new life unfolds, and will no doubt continue to show up for her when she needs them. 

Stay tuned to The Cheat Sheet for all the latest Wendy Williams news and the very latest updates in the continuing story!