Wendy Williams served divorce papers to Kevin Hunter on Thursday after 25 years of marriage, acknowledging her real life issues humbly on her talk show by saying, "Now my business is your business."
Hunter has responded publicly for the first time, releasing a statement to Page Six on April 16.
“28 years ago I met an amazing woman: Wendy Williams," the statement begins. "At the time, I didn’t realize that she would not only become my wife, but would also change the face of entertainment and the world. I have dedicated most of our lives to the business empire that is Wendy Williams Hunter, a person that I truly love and respect unconditionally. I am not proud of my recent actions 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."
His reference to his "recent actions" appear to address his alleged affair with Sharina Hudson, who some reports have had him linked to for a decade. Hudson reportedly gave birth to Hunter's child in a Philadelphia area hospital on March 25. Williams was found drunk and taken to a hospital later that day.
Williams has admitted on air that she's been staying in a sober house, which she will soon leave for her own place with 19-year-old son Kevin Jr.
"I have a whole new life that I planned for myself and my son," she said on her show Monday.
“The baby was it, and he kept lying about it until the very end,” a source told ET. “Wendy is done. She should have been done a long time ago but she tried to make it work. They went to counseling but Kevin [Hunter] just kept lying to her.”
TMZ predicted that Hunter's business relationship with Williams as executive producer of her show would soon be changing: "Our sources say the deal-breaker for Kevin Hunter is not about his duties on the show ... it's about Wendy's mental and physical health. We're told she's doing great now, but our sources say it's apparent Kevin's presence on the set causes her stress."
Then, on Tuesday afternoon, a source reported to ET that Hunter has in fact already been fired from the talk show.
Celebrity support for Williams during this trying time has been abundant, with some surprising people offering even more assistance if needed.
“If you need any help with lawyers, I can tell you — I have been through the entire phonebook of lawyers,” '80s supermodel Christie Brinkley told Williams when she appeared on Tuesday's talk show broadcast.
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