Wendy Williams – Kevin Hunter Claims Producers Of His Ex-Wife’s Former Talk Show Refused To “Sign-Off” On Anything To Help With Her Drug Addiction  

Kevin Hunter, Wendy Williams

Wendy Williams – Kevin Hunter Claims Producers Of His Ex-Wife’s Former Talk Show Refused To “Sign-Off” On Anything To Help With Her Drug Addiction  

Wendy Williams’ ex-husband said producers of The Wendy Williams Show did nothing to help aid her through her addiction.

Wendy Williams & Kevin Hunter

Recently, Kevin Hunter, Wendy Williams’ ex-husband, accused producers of The Wendy Williams Show of refusing to “sign off” on getting Wendy Williams help to recover from her addiction issues. Kevin Hunter claimed Debmar-Mercury didn’t want to involve themselves in anything that would take Williams away from hosting her talk show. Kevin Hunter said:

“Debmar would not support Wendy’s recovery efforts with the family. They would not sign off on anything that would’ve helped her recovery efforts.” 

 The 50-year-old added:

“They sat in a meeting with her whole family, including her now-deceased mom, and would not sign off on the recovery efforts that would’ve helped Wendy also get well and live and be sober. They basically said, ‘If you don’t stop drinking, you’re going to lose the show.’”

As previously reported, Hunter said his ex-wife’s show ended due to the negligence of Williams’ production company when it came to making sure she was healthy before appearing on the air. Hunter said:

“ The show ended because of the negligence of her production company in regards to realizing how severe her health was; And when you’re in a situation where you just, busy trying to divide and conquer, and remove something instead of focusing on what’s really going on.”

Hunter continued:

“I mean everybody unfortunately got a chance to see her pass out on national television and it was mortifying and you would think after that happened they would have put certain things in place. In some sort of department to deal with any kind of crisis or any kind of help she may really need.”

During her alleged addiction battle, Williams checked herself into a sober residence. A source connected with The Wendy Williams Show admitted that Williams wasn’t fully herself upon departing the facility. The source said:

“It’s safe to say that when she came out of the sober house before [she divorced Hunter] that she still wasn’t capable of making all the decisions. She wasn’t capable then, but she was hiding it.”

The 58-year-old battled a drug and alcohol addiction throughout her career in media. According to reports, she was sober until she relapsed between late 2018 through early 2019. She took a break from her iconic purple chair for two months claiming it was to treat her Graves’ disease. In March of 2019, Williams shared:

“Only Kevin knows about this. Not my parents, nobody. Nobody knew because I look so glamorous out here. After I finish my appointments … I am driven by my 24-hour sober coach back to a home that I live in the tri-state with a bunch of smelly boys who have become my family.”

A source claimed Hunter was controlling and was the reason Williams agreed to live in the sober residence. At the time the source said:

“No one thinks it’s the right place for Wendy. She seems so frail and vulnerable. It’s frightening just how completely under Kevin’s control Wendy is … But she won’t hear a word against him. Those close to her are terrified something awful is going to happen. She comes to the set looking terrible.”

Wendy Williams

Williams has not updated the public on her addiction issues. In June, she shared that she was battling lymphedema, only being able to feel “five percent” of her feet which caused her to use a wheelchair. 


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Authored by: Tsai-Ann Hill