Wendy Williams' Estranged Husband Kevin Hunter Fired From 'The Wendy Williams Show'
Wendy Williams' estranged husband, Kevin Hunter, has been fired from The Wendy Williams Show, a source connected to the show tells ET.
Hunter had been serving as an executive producer on the show. According to the source, while Hunter has been fired, it is unclear if he will continue to act as Williams' manager and business partner.
A spokesperson for The Wendy Williams Show further confirmed that Hunter is no longer with the program. "Kevin Hunter is no longer an executive producer on The Wendy Williams Show. Debmar-Mercury wishes him well in his future endeavors," reads the statement.
A source close to The Wendy Williams Show tells ET that there was extra security at the show last week, and that Hunter hasn’t been at the studio since April 15. The source also says that they've changed the passcode to the offices and his credentials at the show have been revoked. According to the source, they're now figuring out how to remove Hunter's belongings since he's no longer allowed in the building.
Williams filed for divorce on April 11 after nearly 22 years of marriage. In docs obtained by ET, Williams cited "irreconcilable differences between the parties which have caused the breakdown of the marriage for a period of six months," and added that there is "no reasonable prospect of reconciliation."
A source close to 54-year-old Williams told ET that Hunter's alleged mistress, Sharina Hudson, recently giving birth to a baby was the last straw.
On Tuesday, Hunter broke his silence since Williams filed for divorce, and alluded to the alleged affair.
"Twenty-eight years ago I met an amazing woman: Wendy Williams," the statement reads. "At the time, I didn't realize that she would not only become my wife, but would also change the face of entertainment and the world. I have dedicated most of our lives to the business empire that is Wendy Williams Hunter, a person that I truly love and respect unconditionally."
"I am not proud of my recent actions and take full accountability and apologize to my wife, my family and her amazing fans," he continues. "I am going through a time of self-reflection and am trying to right some wrongs. No matter what the outcome is or what the future holds, we are still The Hunter Family and I will continue to work with and fully support my wife in this business and through any and all obstacles she may face living her new life of sobriety, while I also work on mine. I ask that you please give me and my family privacy as we heal. Thank you."
Williams and Hunter share their 19-year-old son, Kevin Hunter Jr. On Monday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show, Williams said she was planning a "whole new life" for her and her son after spending time living at a sober house due to her addiction struggles.
"It's so crazy because now my business is your business," Williams told her audience. "I'm moving out of the sober house in just a few days, you know. It'll be Wendy on her own. I have to tell you, you know, I've been dealing with issues with addiction, alcoholism, and I have a whole new life that I planned for myself and my son."
"Believe me, when you lay in a room with no TV and four gray walls all day and no telephone ... and you lay there and think about your life, it's one of the best things, honestly, that could have happened to me," she continued. "Everybody has things in their life that they're embarrassed to share with the world, or they're frightened to share with the world, or they're not ready to share with the world. And addressing my sobriety, my addiction, head on has really helped me sort out every single compartment of my life."
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