Kevin Hunter is an American television producer and manager. He is the second and current husband of television personality, host, and author Wendy Williams. Little is known about his family and childhood. He had owned a hair salon and worked as a party promoter prior to meeting Williams, who herself was at the early stages of her career at the time, working as a radio host. In the subsequent years, he became her manager and eventually her husband. Almost as ambitious as his wife, Hunter played a pivotal role in shaping and organizing her career. In 2011, three years after the premiere of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’, Hunter joined the infotainment talk show as an executive producer. According to several sources, while Williams is the face of the program, Hunter is the one who runs it. Over the years, Hunter has been the subject of several controversies and has received much negative publicity. He has been accused of cheating at least twice during their marriage. In 2008, he was also accused of sexual harassment by a member of Williams’ staff.
Prior to meeting Williams, Hunter was the owner of a hair salon. He also used to promote parties. During this period, Williams worked as a radio presenter. He first became her manager and then her husband, helping her rapid rise in the world of entertainment. They set up The Wendy Williams Productions, a reality television company, together. ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ premiered on July 14, 2008, on syndication. Since 2011, Hunter has been serving as the executive producer on the show. According to an insider source, Hunter has the full control over the show and Williams is simply the host. He apparently changed her mobile phone number so that the staff members cannot reach her whenever they want. All scripts, bookings, and segment ideas reportedly have to go through Hunter first. Furthermore, there are allegations of Hunter manipulating and physically abusing his wife.
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Controversies & Scandals
Hunter and Williams have been married for over two decades. During this period, the relationship has encountered several issues, many of which were caused by Hunter. In 2001, Williams discovered that Hunter was cheating on her. This was not long after the birth of their son, Kevin Jr. In an Interview to ‘Essence,’ she later stated that if her younger self had been told that she would continue living with someone who had cheated on her, she would have definitely called it a lie. Despite this, Williams decided to stay with her husband and has since said that she does not regret it. She even stated that the cheating made their marriage stronger.
In September 2017, several reports alleged that Hunter was having a decade-long affair with a massage therapist named Sharina Hudson. In 2015, he apparently moved her into his condo in Fort Lee, New Jersey. However, according to ‘Daily Mail,’ Hunter later relocated her to a $765,000 house in Morristown. Williams later spoke about the allegations on her show and vehemently denied them.
In 2008, Nicole Spence, Williams’ right-hand woman in the studio, accused Hunter of sexual harassment in papers filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Spence also accused Hunter of threatening and physically abusing his wife in the studio and asking Spence for sexual favours multiple times. In June 2008, Spence sued Hunter,
Williams, and Inner City Broadcasting Corporation in a federal court in Manhattan. However, in October, the court dismissed the lawsuit “with prejudice.”
In 2012, a sex tape began to circulate on the internet that showed a man, who many presumed to be Hunter, and a woman, who did not look even remotely like Williams. As with other accusations of infidelity against her husband, she refused to accept that this could be true as well.
Family & Personal Life
Kevin Hunter was born on September 17, 1972, in Ontario, Canada. Little to no information is available on his family and early life. People who had known him in his youth divulged that he has always been ambitious and hungry for success. Hunter and Williams married on November 30, 1997. They have one son together, Kevin Jr., who was born on August 18, 2000. Williams was previously married to a man whose real identity she has not disclosed yet. In her autobiography, ‘Wendy’s Got the Heat’, she referred to him as Robert Morris III and stated that he works as a salesperson. Hunter and his wife are devout Christians. They pray together prior to every show. The family owns several houses but their primary home is located in Livingston, New Jersey.
Hunter is eight years Williams’ junior. Williams suffered two miscarriages prior to the birth of Kevin Jr. They presently reside in Livingston, New Jersey. Hunter, Williams, and their son Kevin Jr. have established a non-profit organization called The Hunter Foundation, which seeks to help drug addicts by offering them education on drug abuse and rehabilitation programs.