Wendy Williams has become more famous lately for her tumultuous personal life than her popular television show. Much of that tumult revolves around her marriage and impending divorce. The New Jersey native, who was born in Asbury Park and raised in Ocean Township, shared a mansion in Livingston with her now-estranged husband, Kevin Hunter. The two have been married for 22 years.
Last month, Hunter reportedly called the police to the home at least twice within three days. He reportedly arrived at the mansion with a U-Haul and his own security personnel on April 18.
That was about a week after Williams filed for divorce, amid rumors of her husband’s infidelity and a newborn child that he allegedly fathered with a long-time girlfriend. It wasn’t clear exactly why police were called to the scene.
Hunter seems to have still been at the home, at least temporarily, several days later. He called the police to report an “intruder on his property,” according to a published police report. He apparently was concerned about the presence of media outside the home. He told the emergency dispatcher that “there’s a news van outside his home that won’t leave him alone,” according to a recording obtained by the media.
Last month, Hunter was fired from his position as executive producer of The Wendy Williams Show. The website nj.com reports that Williams has cut off her husband’s access to her money.
Despite all of this drama, a representative for Williams says, “Kevin is supportive of Wendy and they are working through this process together.” Amid the news of her husband’s child with another woman, Williams was recently hospitalized for alcohol-related issues and spent some time in a sober living home.
It remains to be seen how the divorce plays out and how the empire that the two built together (reportedly worth almost $60 million) will be divided. It hasn’t been reported whether the couple signed a prenuptial agreement before they married or a postnuptial agreement later.
Divorce can be a highly emotional process — particularly when one or both partners has behaved badly. Regardless of how much money is at stake, having a prenup or postnup in place that outlines how assets will be divided can help make the process go more smoothly and quickly so that both partners can move on with their lives.