During Monday’s episode of The Wendy Williams Show, the former radio star not only confirmed reports of her divorce from Kevin Hunter, but she also discussed the irony of her personal life being turned into public fodder, according to The Jasmine Brand.
After revealing that the theme for her “Hot Topics” segment would be “Their business is our business,” Williams shared, “It’s crazy, ’cause now my business is your business. It’s kind of funny. Turnabout’s a fair game; I get it.”
Williams also said she had a “very good weekend,” spending time with two of her sponsors and friends from her sober living home. She also broke the news that she would soon be checking out of the facility.
“I’m moving out of the sober house in just a few days, you know. It’ll be Wendy on her own. I have to tell you, you know, I’ve been dealing with issues with addiction, alcoholism, and I have a whole new life that I planned for myself and my son. Believe me you, when you lay in a room with no TV and four gray walls all day – this is my life in the sober house, it’s one of the best things, honestly, that could have ever happened to me.”
She added, “You wear a different mask when you’re out here. Everybody has things in their life that they’re not ready to share with the world. Addressing my sobriety, my addiction, head-on, has really helped me sort out every single compartment of my life. I have a commitment to me and my son to come out of here better, stronger and faster than ever. And by the way, I will still commit; I commit that the motto of this show will always be, ‘Their business is our business.’”
According to Page Six, Williams filed for divorce in Essex County, New Jersey. Hunter, the executive producer of The Wendy Williams Show, was served with divorce papers early Thursday (April 11) morning.
“Thank you to everyone for respecting the family’s privacy during this time,” a personal representative of Williams’ said in a statement to EBONY. “Kevin is supportive of Wendy, and they are working through this process together. No additional comment will be provided at this time.”
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.