Who Is Wendy Williams’ Husband?

Most relationships have some times of turmoil. Marriages can have their share of controversy, especially in the celeb world. Lately, talk-show host Wendy Williams and her husband, Kevin Hunter, have had more than their share. But, whatever the problems, Williams says she is sticking by her man!

Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter, her husband
Wendy Williams and her husband, Kevin Hunter | Johnny Nunez/WireImage

Following an eight-week hiatus, Williams recently returned on the air and said she was grateful her audience stood behind her. She discussed she had been having problems with her thyroid and Graves’ disease. She had also suffered a shoulder injury and was under stress from some “personal problems.”

Those personal problems may relate to varying reports that Hunter was leading a double life and having an affair with Sharina Hudson, who he purchased a $765,000 home for less than 10 miles from the home he shares with Williams. As reported in 2017, allegedly the affair had been going on for some 10 years.

The basics on Kevin Hunter

In some ways, Kevin Hunter is quite a private person. We know little about his growing up or just how he landed in the entertainment biz.

We do know he was born in Ontario Canada on February 19, 1975, although some sources list his birthday as Sept. 17, 1972. He wanted to get into acting, so following high school, he attended the Sears and Switzer Academy in Toronto.

Along the way, he met Williams and became her manager. The relationship developed into more, and they were married in Nov. 1997.

Producer of the ‘Wendy Williams Show’ and Hunter’s Net Worth

Hunter helped to launch Williams’ TV show, The Wendy Williams Show, which airs on Pop and he remains involved in the production of the show.

Through his acting, managing, production work, and writing venues, Hunter has amassed a hefty net worth of over $7.5 million.

Kevin Hunter, Jr.

Together, the couple has one son, Kevin Jr. who is now 18. Like his mother who was once addicted to cocaine, Kevin Jr. has had his own addiction problems. At the age of 14, he was exposed to the synthetic marijuana drug K-2. With his parent’s help, Kevin Jr. was able to get clean and is now in college.

“Withdrawal was a slow process and for us, it didn’t involve psychiatric drugs or a psychiatrist,” Williams said. “We cleaned him – anything for my boy.”

A tumultuous marriage

Hunter has allegedly cheated on his wife many times during their 20+ year marriage. Along with the reports of his relationship with Hudson, he was accused back in 2008 of sexual harassment by Williams’ talent booker, Nicole Spencer. Spencer filed a lawsuit, and although Hunter and Williams denied the charges, a $5 million settlement was made to Spencer.

In 2012, the internet exploded with the revealing of a sex tape of a man said to be Hunter with another woman. Williams denied the man was her husband.

Are they splitting?

According to Williams, not any time soon! She contends their marriage remains strong.

“I’m still very much in love with my husband,” she said on the show.

“Marriages have ebbs and flows. Marriage isn’t easy. And don’t ask me about mine until you see this gone,” she said showing off her wedding ring. “And it ain’t going anywhere, not in this lifetime.”