Wendy Williams has made it official:
She is washing her hands of Kevin Hunter once, for all and totally and completely.
As previously chronicled, Williams filed for divorce from Hunter last Thursday, following 22 years of marriage, the final several of which were spent with Hunter allegedly cheating on his wife with a woman named Sharina Hudson.
The long-time affair was made public a little while back when multiple outlets reported Hudson was actually pregnant with Hunter’s love child.
She then gave birth to this baby in late March.
Such sordid actions by her husband sadly caused Williams to fall off the wagon… relapse… check into a sober living facility… and finally pull the plug on this very unhealthy relationship.
She made it official on April 11.
But now Radar Online and People Magazine claim that Williams have severed yet another tie from Hunter:
She has fired him as her manager.
“She’s not taking him back. He’s being fired as her manager and she lawyered up big time,” the People source says of Hunter, who has had an executive producer title for The Wendy Williams Show since it debuted in 2008.
This was the main reason why Wendy didn’t split from Hunter sooner, websites have alleged.
She was afraid that such a major personal decision would have a negative effect on her burgeoning careeer.
Williams, for her part, broadly addressed her divorce on air this past Monday morning.
She took a slight jab at Hunter for having a newborn at home with his mistress, but mostly talked in generalities about all she’s gone through of late.
“Now my business is your business… it’s kind of funny,” she said, acknowledging the irony fo being at the center of the kind of scandal she usually mocks.
Williams then added:
“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.”
We’ve said in many times throughout this ordeal, but we admire how Williams has been so upfront about all that has transpired.
We sort of hate her television schtick and persona, but we hate Hunter even more and wish Wendy the best here.
Hunter, meanwhile, has finally spoken out about his dirty deeds.
He’s very likely trying to maintain his slice of the Wendy Williams empire pie by falling hard on his own sword.
“Twenty-eight years ago, I met an amazing woman: Wendy Williams. 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,” Hunter said a statement released on Tuesday.
As you can see, dude is really laying it on thick.
“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.”
And this is how the serial cheater (he also stepped out on his wife in 2001) concluded his mea culpa:
I am not proud of my recent actions and take full accountability and apologize to my wife, my family and her amazing fans.
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.
Wendy’s response to this lengthy apology?
Essentially: Talk to the hand, loser!
“Wendy isn’t fazed by any of it, and is continuing to do what is necessary to save herself,” a Radar source says, concluding:
“She thinks he is grasping at straws at this point, because she is his meal ticket!”
She most certainly is exactly this.
And we’re thrilled that Williams has decided to stop feeding Hunter.