Wendy Williams’ estranged husband, Kevin Hunter, has been fired as executive producer from The Wendy Williams Show, according to ET.
“Kevin Hunter is no longer an executive producer on The Wendy Williams Show. Debmar-Mercury wishes him well in his future endeavors,” said a statement.
A source told the outlet that the show had extra security last week after news broke of the former couple’s divorce. They also revealed that Hunter has not be at the studio since Monday, as he is no longer permitted to be in the building. The studio has changed codes so he cannot get in.
Wendy Williams and her estranged husband Kevin Hunter have broken their silence about their divorce.
Williams filed for a divorce from Hunter last week after nearly 22 years of marriage. The two share 18-year-old son Kevin Jr. together.
Hunter said in a statement to Us Weekly on Tuesday, “28 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. 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.”
He continued: “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. 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. I ask that you please give me and my family privacy as we heal. Thank you.”
“I’m moving out of the sober house in just a few days, you know,” she revealed. “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,” she continued. “Believe me you, when you lay in a room with no TV and four gray walls all day … this is my life in the sober house, it’s one of the best things, honestly, that could have ever happened to me.”
“You wear a different mask when you’re out here,” she said. “Everybody has things in their life that they’re … not ready to share with the world.”
“Addressing my sobriety, my addiction, head-on has really helped me sort out every single compartment of my life,” she said. “I have a commitment to me and my son to come out of here better, stronger and faster than ever. And by the way, I will still commit. … I commit that the motto of this show will always be, ‘Their business is our business.’”