Kevin Hunter: Where is Wendy Williams’ Ex-Husband Now?

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While Lifetime’s ‘Where is Wendy Williams?’ is primarily about the beloved television star Wendy Williams, the show also allows the viewers to learn more about people who have played a crucial role in her life. This includes Kevin Hunter Sr, who was once married to her. The separation between these two was not exactly an easy one and had easily become a topic of public interest, leading many to inquire about his current whereabouts.

Kevin Hunter’s Marriage ended Due to Infidelity

The first time Kevin Hunter came across Wendy Williams was apparently in a skating rink in Union, New Jersey, during a dance party. The year was 1994, and the then beauty parlor owner had seemingly found himself enamored with the vivacious radio host. In turn, Wendy also found herself falling for Hunter’s apparent protective side. At the time, she was just coming out of her five-month marriage to Bert Girigorie, which had reportedly not ended on good terms.

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Hunter and Wendy thus started a relationship that ultimately led them down the path of marriage. They then went on to welcome their son Kevin Hunter Jr into this world on August 18, 2000, though she has since confessed that her path to a successful pregnancy was not an easy one. She has even admitted that around the time she became a mother, she was beginning to get the feeling that her marriage was doomed due to her husband’s habit of infidelity.

Despite the apparent troubles between Hunter and Wendy in terms of their personal life, the two did make a good professional team. He had actually taken up the role of his wife’s manager and production partner, plus he played a pivotal role in making ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ a reality. In fact, when this series was launched in 2008, he was one of the executive producers. Together, the married couple then worked on several other projects over the years.

However, despite Wendy’s reported willingness to be forgiving of Hunter’s past infidelities, their union ultimately came to an end when she filed for divorce in April 2019. As shared in the Lifetime documentary, their legal separation came about after she learned that her husband would soon become a father to another woman’s child. “Kevin had a major indiscretion that he will have to deal with for the rest of his life. An indiscretion that I will not deal with,” Wendy shared with The New York Times when the news became public. “I never thought that I would be in this position. I’m a very forgiving person, but there’s one thing that I could never be a part of, and that one thing happened.”

Hunter himself came forward to the media and claimed he was aware of the wrongdoings that he had committed. He also asserted that despite the cause behind their divorce, he would always be a Wendy supporter. The couple’s divorce was finalized in January 2020, though not without hiccups. One notable incident during this time was an altercation that Hunter was involved in with his son, in which Kevin Jr. punched him in front of a store, but the father chose not to press charges.

In the aforementioned documentary, those close to Wendy claimed that her divorce from Hunter was bad for her in more ways than one. She was obviously distraught over the fact that her relationship for about 25 years had come to an end. Additionally, it was apparently Hunter who diligently checked that she did not overindulge in alcohol. As shared by Wendy’s family members, Hunter would apparently take care of his former wife and ensure that she woke up on time for work.

Kevin Hunter is Unhappy With the Documentary

Following the release of the Lifetime original ‘Where is Wendy Williams?’ Kevin Hunter took to social media to express his unhappiness with the way things were portrayed in the docuseries. He stated that Wendy’s sister, Wanda Finnie, would talk to the producers of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ behind everyone’s back, all under the false pretense that the star host would soon be getting her talk show back. He added that he was surprised that his son, Kevin Hunter Jr, had taken part in the documentary, as the father had apparently been under the impression that his son was not planning on doing so.

Additionally, Hunter expressed dissatisfaction with the alleged negative light that he and his former wife were shown in during the series. Notably, he had filed a lawsuit in March 2022 against Debmar-Mercury, the company behind ‘The Wendy Williams Show,’ for his termination from the role of executive producer. He did so citing that he’d been fired due to the end of his marriage with Wendy, which is not legal in the state of New York, but the production company denied it. They then moved to dismiss this case entirely, only for their request to be denied by a New York federal judge in September 2023, meaning proceedings will continue. As for Hunter’s personal standing, he’s now a proud vegan and seems to still be serving as an executive producer, all the while being associated with the Hunter Publishing Group too.

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