The production company behind The Wendy Williams Show has finally confirmed that the host’s estranged husband Kevin Hunter was given the boot as executive producer, on Thursday.
Days after DailyMail.com exclusively first reported that Williams fired Kevin in the wake of their divorce, a spokesperson from Lionsgate’s Debmar-Mercury released a statement that Hunter was no longer with the company.
After his dismissal, insiders told several news outlets that the 54-year-old star has added extra personal security to her roster while her ex clears out.
Moving on: The Wendy Williams Show confirmed DailyMail.com’s report that her estranged husband Kevin Hunter had left the show as Executive Producer and insiders claim the host has beefed up security on Thursday
‘Kevin Hunter is no longer an executive producer on The Wendy Williams Show. Debmar-Mercury wishes him well in his future endeavors,’ read a statement released to
Previously, DailyMail.com broke the news of Kevin’s decade long affair with a massage therapist named Sharina Hudson.
News of the affair and, subsequently, the love child that Sharina quietly gave birth to just a few weeks ago, pushed Wendy to an unfortunate relapse into drugs and alcohol abuse.
She took a prolonged absence from her talk show at the end of 2018 and through the start of the new year and, at the time, claimed it was for medical reasons.
‘Kevin Hunter is no longer an executive producer on The Wendy Williams Show. Debmar-Mercury wishes him well in his future endeavors,’ read a statement from the production company
After DailyMail revealed that she was actually seeking treatment, Wendy shared her story with fans.
Following the continuation of Kevin’s affair, which he flaunted in front of the public by taking the mistress out to dinners decked out in pricey clothes and in expensive cars, Wendy decided enough was enough.
As the former couple begin to disentangle their personal and professional lives, sources told
The outlet explained that as Kevin is negotiating an exit package with the show, Wendy has added several new body guards to keep watch over her.
It’s over: Last week Wendy filed for divorce from her husband of 22 years after reports were published of his rampant affair and love child (pictured in 2010)
The handful of additional guards have been with the star since before she served Kevin with divorce papers last week, according to
‘Wendy has retained 3 full-time security guards to stand watch while she preps for and shoots her daily talk show, on which Kevin is still an executive producer, if only temporarily,’ the outlet wrote.
Adding that the television personality was worried that Kevin might have one of his ‘blow ups’ when he received official word that she was ending their 22 year marriage.
Protection: Three additional guards have been with the star since before she served Kevin with divorce papers last week, according to TMZ .
After serving Kevin with marriage dissolution documents last week, sources told DailyMail that Wendy gave her husband 48 hours to vacate his belongings from their New Jersey mansion.
Photos were also obtained at that time of Sharina Hudson’s gold matte Ferrari Portofino, a gift from Kevin, being loaded onto the bed of a tow truck.
Kevin had previously told those close to him that he wouldn’t divorce his long time wife because she pulled the purse strings and he couldn’t afford his lifestyle on his own.
She’s back: Despite all of the personal struggles in her life, Wendy has been back like gang busters on her his show