When Wendy Williams returned to her show March 4, the host made it clear she was still going strong with her husband Kevin Hunter, and if there were any doubts, new photos helped drive her point home.
The host of “The Wendy Williams Show” was snapped out and about with Hunter on March 14 as the two took a stroll in New York City.
It’s the first time the pair have been photographed together since September 2018, when Hunter, who is also Williams’ manager, accompanied the star to Rockefeller Center for “Saturday Night Live.” Since then, the pair has been rocked by renewed rumors of Hunter’s allegedly on-going affair with Sharina Hudson and claims that he’s been abusive toward his spouse.
While Williams took an extended hiatus to regain control of her Graves’ disease earlier this year, reports emerged in January that Hunter had put a home he lived in with Hudson up for sale in November following a claim that he had impregnated her. Williams’ team denied the rumors and demanded the story, which was published on Love B. Scott, be retracted.
There have also been rumblings that Hunter has physically abused Williams. His estranged mother, Pearlet Hunter, told the National Enquirer in January that her son has harmed the host by “choking her, kicking her and punching her in the face.”
“I saw Kevin choking out Wendy! Another time, I witnessed him kicking the s— out of her and pushing her down the stairs,” Pearlet Hunter said of other abuse she claimed to have witnessed.
More claims of abuse emerged the following month when former employees of Williams spilled to Radar Online that they saw Hunter put his hands on his wife.
“In one instance, Mr. Hunter stormed into the studio, demanded that other employees leave and openly physically abused Ms. Williams, pinning her against the wall with his hand around her neck, choking her while repeatedly pounding his fist into the wall directly by her head,” a June 2008 lawsuit from an ex-radio show employee alleged.
Despite all the reports that her marriage is in trouble, however, Williams has maintained her union is fine despite any bumps they’ve hit along the way.
“I’m still very much in love with my husband,” she said in her return episode earlier this month.
“When you’ve been with somebody for 28 years, married for 25 years … we know each other. He is my best friend, my lover. He’s all this and he’s all that,” she continued after flashing her wedding ring. “Anybody who has been married for five minutes or 500 years, you know marriages have ebbs and flows. Marriages are not easy. And don’t ask me about mine until you see [my wedding ring] gone — it ain’t going anywhere, not in this lifetime.”
Regardless of her on-air words and the new photos, fans remain unconvinced by the display.
“Gotta spin the story😂😂🙄”
“She think just cause she wearing a king sized comforter that’s gonna maker have a king at home and have the comfort of a functioning relationship? Tuh 🤣”
“Ummm that looks scripted sorry.”
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Wendy Williams spotted out and about with her husband Kevin Hunter Talk show host, Wendy Williams, was spotted with her husband Kevin Hunter in New York. The pair who appeared to be in good spirit were pictured enjoying a stroll together on Wednesday in New York City. This is the first time the pair are seen together in public since September 2018 Their outing comes just days after she made a sensational return to her show and addressed the ongoing rumors about her husband and the state of their marriage as claims of him cheating have swirled. She said: "I want to shout out to my husband. I'm still wearing my ring," she pointed out. "Believe me you, when you've been with somebody for 28 years…married for 25 years…we know each other. He's my best friend, he's my lover, he's all this and he's all that. I know what you've been seeing and I know what the streets have been talking about." She then pulled up a throwback photo of them together "before any plastic surgery." "Let me show you who I fell in love with and who he fell in love with," she continued. While Williams looked differently from the woman in the photo, "it's still me in the head and I am still very much in love with my husband," the star told viewers. Anybody who's been married for 5 minutes or 500 years, you know marriages have ebbs and flows. Marriages are not easy. Don't ask me about mine until you see this [ring] gone and it ain't going anywhere—not in this lifetime." #cocowondersblog #cocowondersblogaddicts #wendywilliams #kevinhunter #isabel