The queen of late night talk shows has the job of a lifetime and a lucky man to share it with! The 5’11” talk show host took to her Instagram to mark her 20-year engagement anniversary in May of last year and the couple seems to be as happy as ever. But who is Wendy Williams married to? He’s normally behind the scenes, but she’s married to a man named Kevin Hunter. Since we know all about his famous wife, we thought it would be a good time to get to know Wendy Williams’ husband.
From Kevin Hunter’s age (45) to public scandals, we have everything you need to know about the man behind the scenes of The Wendy Williams Show. We are going to take you inside the talk show host’s marriage with her husband and their son, Kevin Hunter Jr. So, don’t go anywhere, because we have all the details right here!
Kevin Hunter’s Net Worth
Kevin Hunter Sr.’s net worth is estimated at $7.5 million. Not only is he her supportive husband, he’s the executive producer of The Wendy Williams Show, as well as her manager.
There have been many reports that Hunter is “controlling” behind the scenes. Some have stated that he’s gone to the extent of holding back some of his wife’s fan mail (so she isn’t bothered), screening her interview questions, limiting her contact with her fans and staff, and limiting which gifts and other items get to her. If all that is true, we can only imagine what the dynamic is at home! But despite her husband’s faults, Williams has nothing but good things to say about him, and never uses her show to attack his character. Whatever he’s doing to run her show is clearly working for her! The media maven has sat down with the biggest names in Hollywood, including Jennifer Lopez, Sarah Jessica Parker, Ricky Martin, Tyrese Gibson, and more. She may not have the same approach as Oprah did back in her day, but Williams’ show gets results and people either love her or love to hate her. She doesn’t care as long as you’re watching!
Kevin Hunter and Wendy Williams’ Son
Hunter and Williams have a 16-year-old son, also named Kevin, after his father. Williams has mentioned her son and how much she loves him, but also how he gets on her last nerves sometimes! One of the downsides of having a famous parent is when your private life becomes public. (And we don’t mean when your mom calls you by your childhood nickname in front of your friends, we mean the kind of downside when the whole country—and anyone with WiFi—finds out your most embarrassing moments!)
Last year, on an episode of Conan, the talk show host revealed that her son caught her doing his father a “favor.” And no, we don’t mean taking out the trash!
“We don’t close doors at our house,” Williams said. “We walk hard in our house…or we’re always clearing our throats. That’s the warning sign that ‘here I come.’ You don’t just tiptoe to somebody’s room. I respect him, so when I come to see his room, you hear it… ‘Kevin, here I come!’ And I walk slow to give him a chance to clean up.”
“And we don’t close our door either but if you walk in on me and my husband, you’re gonna get a surprise!” she added.
That’s when she explained the embarrassing story. “Once, when he was 13,” Williams said. “He got a surprise and he will never do that again…he walked in on me giving my husband a favor, at 2 o’clock in the morning.”
Williams added that the next day, her son gave her a hug as usual, but not a kiss—and we can’t say we blame him! Is it too much to lock your doors?
He Cheated on His Wife, Wendy Williams
Kevin Hunter is no stranger to sex scandals; from sexual harassment suits to leaked sex tapes, the man has been at the center of it all. But the most damaging to his marriage was when he cheated on Wendy Williams. In an interview with Essence, Williams revealed that she caught her husband cheating shortly after their son was born and, despite the ordeal, she forgave him and it made their marriage stronger.
“No, I’m not back to the girl that I was before him because when you get stung like that you never go back to who you were, only a fool does,” said Williams. “But I love him and he loves me.”
A Big Guest is Coming to The Wendy Williams Show
The Wendy Williams Show has increased in viewership and she’s always got exciting special guests stopping by to chat. Kevin Hunter has had a hand in the success of the talk show, and the biggest buzz surrounding The Wendy Williams Show is a special upcoming guest who is set to make an appearance. The latest guest sitting down with her is Lindsay Lohan and it will be one of the star’s first interviews since leaving the U.S. and basically vanishing from the spotlight after a world of bad publicity (and bad decisions). The show aired this morning with Lohan discussing her absence and her latest projects, one of which is a nightclub in Greece. Cautiously, Williams asked if it was a good idea for someone with past substance abuse issues to own a nightclub saying, “Wouldn’t that be the worst place for a clean person… to have?”
Lohan didn’t seem to mind the question and played it off casually claiming that there was no danger in her slipping back into substance abuse, revealing she’s had more fun watching other “people party too hard.”
According to Lohan, “It’s really fun to watch other people look ridiculous.” We’re glad she’s back on the wagon, let’s just hope it’s for good this time! As for Wendy Williams and husband Kevin Hunter, the two seem to be conquering the world together through her show, one special guest at a time.