Wendy Williams' Husband Kevin Hunter Breaks Silence on Her Filing for Divorce

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Wendy Williams' husband, Kevin Hunter, is speaking out after the TV personality filed for divorce last week after nearly 22 years of marriage.

"Twenty-eight years ago I met an amazing woman: Wendy Williams. 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," Hunter said in a statement to ET. "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," he continued. "I am going through a time of self-reflection and am trying to right some wrongs. No matter what the outcome is or what the future holds, we are still The Hunter Family and I will continue to work with and fully support my wife in this business and through any and all obstacles she may face living her new life of sobriety, while I also work on mine."

Hunter concluded, "I ask that you please give me and my family privacy as we heal. Thank you."

The statement comes after Williams, 54, broke her silence on her divorce filing on Monday's episode of The Wendy Williams Show, where she discussed her issues with addiction and alcoholism. Her speech during the "Hot Topics" segment, followed her reveal last month that she's been living in a sober house.

"It's so crazy because now my business is your business," said Williams, who shares a son, 19-year-old Kevin Hunter Jr., with her estranged husband. "I'm moving out of 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, when you lay in a room with no TV and four gray walls all day and no telephone ... and you lay there and think about your life, it's one of the best things, honestly, that could have happened to me," she continued. "Everybody has things in their life that they're embarrassed to share with the world, or they're frightened to share with the world, or they're not ready to share with the world. And addressing my sobriety, my addiction, head on has really helped me sort out every single compartment of my life."

Williams revealed in March that she was living in a sober house, and not long after the news broke, Hunter told ET's Kevin Frazier that he and his wife were "doing well as a family."

"Wendy is doing well. We’re doing well as a family. We are moving forward with working on her sobriety and doing the work to help others, not just ourselves," Hunter said. "It is a family process. Anybody that has to deal with this knows this a family process... and we are dealing with it and moving forward.”

In a statement to ET following the divorce filing, Williams' personal rep simply thanked fans for "respecting the family's privacy."

"Kevin is supportive of Wendy and they are working through this process together," the rep said. "No additional comment will be provided at this time."

In docs obtained by ET, Williams cited "irreconcilable differences between the parties which have caused the breakdown of the marriage for a period of six months" and added that there is "no reasonable prospect of reconciliation." 

A source close to Williams told ET that the Hunter's alleged mistress, Sharina Hudson, recently giving birth to a baby was the last straw.

"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 just kept lying to her," the source said. "... The baby was it, and he kept lying about it until the very end."

 

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