Wendy Williams‘ husband, Kevin Hunter, who also serves as executive producer of her eponymous talk show, has finally addressed Williams’ battle with addiction and decision to move into a sober living facility.
“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 told “Entertainment Tonight,” referencing the addiction hotline his family launched. “It is a family process. Anybody that has to deal with this knows this is a family process … and we are dealing with it and moving forward.”
Hunter, who’s been married to 54-year-old Williams since 1997, has been plagued by rumors of infidelity and abuse. A source told Page Six this week that Hunter forced Williams into staying at the sober house.
“No one thinks it’s the right place for Wendy. She seems so frail and vulnerable,” the insider said. “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.”
“Just because I introduce you to someone doesn’t mean 10 years later you need to be in a picture with them showing all your teeth and her throwing up duck lips and a peace sign,” the VJ shared.
“All I know is this is sad. I can’t wait to hear the lie Wendy Williams makes up to cover this one. She may say it’s Photoshopped. She may,” Charlamagne continued. “I’ve never seen him look that happy in a picture with Wendy, though. I want to throw that out there. … Poor man just sucking the life out of Wendy Williams.”
Upon Williams’ return to her talk show after a two-month hiatus, she appeared to address the rumors surrounding her marriage.
“I’m still very much in love with my husband,” she said. “Don’t ask me about mine.” Pointing to her wedding ring, Williams added, “It ain’t going anywhere. Not in this lifetime.”