Wendy Williams has been out on the town since she filed to divorce husband Kevin Hunter in April, but she recently hit pause on her nights out to sit down and discuss her failed marriage. And for the first time, she confirmed the rumor about Hunter impregnating his rumored mistress.
“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,” Williams told The New York Times Magazine in an interview published Monday, August 26. “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.”
Elaborating on what that “one thing” was when asked, Williams said, “Kevin has a daughter.”
Hunter has never explicitly confirmed that he cheated on Williams with Sharina Hudson, a massage therapist with whom he’s alleged to have carried on a decade-long affair. However, after Williams moved to end their marriage he released a statement that said in part, “I am not proud of my recent actions and take full accountability and apologize to my wife, my family and her amazing fans.”
Williams has said in her 2001 memoir, “Wendy’s Got the Heat” that the one thing that would cause her to “walk out for good” on her husband is if he “lied about anything.”
Speaking to the NYT Magazine, Williams said she decided to live in a sober house upon learning about Hunter’s affair and his resulting child.
“I’d done my detective work. I knew what was about to happen, and I was like, ‘Let me go someplace where you’re not allowed to have the whole bottle of wine,’” Williams explained. “When you see your husband’s mistress with a burgeoning belly and you’re a blabbermouth on TV with a successful show, you know what’s about to happen. I needed to go someplace quiet.”
“My husband was about to have a baby, and I knew that I was about to divorce,” she continued. “I knew that there would be headlines. I had to process it so that once I came out, I came out on top. I didn’t work for three decades to land at the bottom over some [expletive] like this.”
It’s the same kind of remark she made when discussing the matter on “Radio Andy,” when she said she had to “get my ducks in a row” adding, “I knew a lot of things for a lot of years.”
But just as Williams said on “Sway In the Morning,” she said in the magazine interview that she won’t bad-mouth Hunter.
“People want me to hate and scream and talk. I won’t,” she said tearfully before noting, “The main reason I won’t talk badly about Kevin is that he was my first true love. I will not have people talk badly. I talk filthy about him, but that is when I get in my apartment and the door is closed and I am talking to myself in the mirror.”