After 20-plus years of marriage, Wendy Williams has finally come to her senses and filed for divorce from her husband Kevin Hunter who was rumored to be the catalyst behind her recent move into a sober living facility.
On Thursday, Williams’ attorney confirmed to the New York Post that the couple has split and is getting divorced.
“Thank you to everyone for respecting the family’s privacy during this time. Kevin is supportive of Wendy and they are working through this process together,” a personal representative for Williams told PEOPLE in a statement. “No additional comment will be provided at this time.”
A representative for the Wendy Williams Show released the following statement: “Wendy and her family have been a part of Debmar-Mercury for over 10 years,. We respect their privacy regarding personal matters. As always, we remain committed to bringing an entertaining and topical show to our viewers.”
During Williams’ live show on Thursday, she did not wear her infamous wedding ring, and in the past few weeks it has been rumored that her marriage was on the rocks because of Hunter’s alleged infidelity.
In March, it was widely reported that Hunter had fathered a child with another woman, Sharina Hudson and pictures of the two even surfaced showing the duo lounging on what appeared to look like a beach vacay.
But the 56-year old remained stone faced saying that her marriage was as strong as its ever been.
“I’m still very much in love with my husband,” she told her audience. “Don’t ask me about mine.” She noted her wedding ring and said, “It ain’t going anywhere. Not in this lifetime.”
Meanwhile that couldn’t be further from the truth. All was made public after Williams took an extended hiatus from her show amid rumors that something was awry in her life. The hot topic host ultimately confessed that she was seeking help for drugs and/or alcohol (she never specified which one or both) dependency, but was living in a sober house to help her address her history of addiction.
A source told the New York Post: “Wendy is not in a good way, everyone is so concerned for her. The sad thing is that she’s been working so hard to stay sober and she’s been so honest in her struggles with all her fans, and this just tipped her over the edge.”
Now, at least it seems that Williams is taking further control of her life and making the necessary moves to find solace and peace.