Will Wendy Williams Get to Keep Her Show After the Divorce?

Wendy Williams has filed for divorce from her longtime husband Kevin Hunter. This is shocking news considering she went out of her way to dismiss the rumors of marital problems just a month earlier. The rumors started swirling around the couple during her hiatus from the show. Upon her return to The Wendy Williams Show, she started the episode telling her audience that the rumors are not true. She went so far as to gush over her husband and told her fans that she is still wearing her ring while showing off her left hand.

So, why was it so important to Williams that she denied any problems? More importantly, why did she continue giving marital advice to audience members and fans, knowing she was having problems herself? As anyone who has been through a divorce will tell you, the answer is not as simple as it seems. Here is what we know so far.

How long were Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter married?

As far as Hollywood couples go, these two have been married a long time. Williams met Hunter in the mid-90s. He worked as her manager for a while before they started dating. By 1997 they were married. Now 22 years later, they are calling it quits amid cheating rumors.  

On top of making their marriage work for so long, they also have an 18-year-old son together. Their son had reportedly been through a lot of trouble a few years early when he became addicted to synthetic marijuana. Something she was transparent about as they all worked to get him help.

It seemed to most of her fans that her marriage and family were the real deal. Even though like most celebrities they had to deal with the occasional rumors of infidelity, Williams always seemed to dismiss them. Now we know that everything was not “A-okay” and that even though she continued to deny the problems, the marriage was unstable. So, what was the cause of the divorce and how does it affect the show that they both work on?

Why are Wendy Wililams and Kevin Hunter getting divorced?

While rumors of cheating have been on and off for about a decade, Williams had continued to deny them. In fact, Williams and her husband had to payout a $5 million settlement, when an employee accused Hunter of harassment. 

According to US Weekly, court documents show, “irreconcilable differences between the parties, which have caused the breakdown of the marriage for a period of six months.” 

The newest rumors surrounding Kevin Hunter is that he has been in an on-again-off-again relationship with a massage therapist, Sharina Hudson. To make matters worse this woman just welcomed a new baby, and sources say Hunter is the father. He has been heard telling her that he cannot leave Williams because she makes all the money.

Another reason he didn’t want to get divorced is likely due to them working together.

Will Wendy Williams get to keep her show after the divorce?

As far as we know, they will continue to work together. Hunter is not just in charge of the “Hot Topics” segment on the show, but he is an executive producer of the show. He is also a co-owner of the production company and the show. At this point, they will have to stick it out, since The Wendy Williams Show belongs to them both.

According to Hollywood Life: “Working with Kevin after serving him Thursday was not easy for her. She is moving forward and taking things one step at a time until they untangle this mess.”

When it comes down to it, there are no grounds for termination of either contract. Although Williams is the face behind the show, a judge will need to sort everything out. One thing is for sure; this will likely be a messy divorce. She was the breadwinner of the marriage, and his income is based on her career.