During a recent panel where she was promoting her new Lifetime movie, tv host and radio icon Wendy Williams discussed what it was like to re-live the highs-and-lows of her former relationship with her ex, Kevin Hunter.
In Wendy Williams: The Movie, which is set to air on Jan. 30th, all of Wendy’s life, from her rise to fame in radio and television, her celebrity feuds, her battles with addiction, and her tumultuous relationship with her ex-husband and former manager Kevin Hunter, are all said to be touched on in the biopic.
When speaking on Kevin in a statement to People, Wendy said that looking back, she has no regrets about being with him, or staying married to him for as long as did.
“The life that I’m living right now is my best life, and I have no guilt about saying that. I don’t regret meeting Kevin, I don’t regret falling in love, I don’t regret staying with him for all 25 years, 21 of them married,” Wendy said.
Giving her reason for why she stayed in the marriage so long, Wendy told reporters the more she saw Kevin’s presence in their family home, as a father-figure to their son, Kevin Jr., especially as her talk show grew bigger, the more she wanted to contribute to the family dynamic as well.
“The bigger the talk show got and the more I would look into my son’s eyes and see the things that he needed regarding having his father present in the home, and his mother and the family foundation, the more I decided to give of myself.”
People also reported, “The talk show host then further opened up about their split, sharing that her eventual divorce was “about a good 10 years in the making,” but she stayed in the marriage for Kevin Jr.”
The rocky disputes of the divorce between Wendy and Keven played out in the public eye over the past several years. Wendy filed for the split back in April 2019, while rumors of Kevin fathering a child with his alleged mistress Sharina Hudson continued and allegations of physical abuse within their home swirled. Back in January of last year, the split between the two was officially finalized.
Seeing the ups-and-downs of Wendy’s marriage to Kevin seem like it will be one of the more interesting aspects of what’s depicted in her new movie. Since she’s the executive producer of the film, hopefully, we’ll get a more clear idea of what really went down between the two of them behind the scenes, from Wendy’s first-hand viewpoint. In the meantime, what are some of the things you want to see covered in Wendy’s biopic?