Williams learned about her ex-husband's betrayal for the first time when she was pregnant with their son and on bed rest.
Back in 2019, American broadcaster, businesswoman, media personality, and writer Wendy Williams shocked Hollywood and her fans when she revealed that she had decided to divorce her husband of 22 years, Kevin Hunter.
Reflecting on her rocky marriage and Hunter's extramarital affairs, Williams recently opened up on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show. “We were married for almost 22 years. We were together for 25 years. I don’t regret the day of meeting him. I don’t regret putting up with him for all 25 years — and that has nothing to do with him having this baby or him having this side girl for almost 15 years of our marriage."
Talking about Hunter's mistress, Williams continued, "I’ve known about her almost since the beginning. I’ve known that Kevin is a serial cheat. The first time I found out was while I was pregnant with our son [Kevin Hunter Jr.] on bedrest. During that time I gave birth to him, he was in the delivery room. … He’s passing out cigars and [saying], you know, ‘My wife and I and little Kev.’” The host and Hunter share 20-year-old son Kevin Jr.
The Wendy Williams Show host said that she “plotted to divorce” her 48-tear-old ex-husband as she added, “I sacrificed a lot of myself to come out successful on the other side, and it all worked." The 56-year-old filed for a divorce from the TV producer after she discovered that he fathered a child with his mistress, which she later confirmed during an interview with The New York Times in 2019.
“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. 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.” They finalized their divorce in January 2020.
After Williams filed for divorce, in a statement to People, Hunter admitted to cheating and fathering a child outside his marriage. “I am not proud of my recent actions, he said, "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.” He added that he wanted to work on his sobriety and be there for Williams.
Williams divulged on The Jess Cagle Show that she believed that her ex spent all his money to "wine and dine" his other female partners. "The more successful I got and he got, and we believed in each other, the more of a jerk he became — he used his good credit to purchase property that he chose to wine and dine his extramarital affairs," she said. "This girl wasn't the only one. She just happens to be the one who kept his baby."
Williams is producing a Lifetime film Wendy Williams: The Movie, which is based on her life, and shared that since she's single, she's ready to experience 2021 with a partner.
In an interview with Entertainment Tonight, she said, “I’m 56 now. I’m a mom, I’m not a single woman running around town with [rappers and DJs] like Eric B. anymore. Those days are over. My next boyfriend, hopefully, husband he’ll turn into, I don’t want him to be in this business.”
“He’s got to appreciate my humor and have a sense of humor for the business that I’m in and not try to stop me. But he’s also got to be very, very comfortable in the man that he is and he’s got to be 45 years or older.”
During the promotion of the documentary, Williams told People that looking back at her life now she felt "it wasn't tough at all," and continued, "The life that I'm living right now is my best life, and I have no guilt about saying that. I don't regret meeting Kevin, I don't regret falling in love, I don't regret staying with him for all 25 years, 21 of them married."
The documentary is set to premiere on Saturday, January 30, on Lifetime.