Wendy Williams has had a rough few months, with her personal life being broadcast all over the tabloids. Williams initially made headlines when she checked herself into a sober house, which made people worry about her well-being. Then it was announced that she and her husband Kevin Hunter were separating. It came as a shock, but things started to get a little more clear.
Rumors swirled that Kevin had cheated on Wendy and gotten the woman pregnant, and it was at that point that it seemed like Wendy was really going to go off the rails. In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, Wendy confirmed not only that Kevin had an affair, but that he fathered a child with the mistress.
Even though Wendy has now been in the spotlight, her opinion on gossip and celebrity drama hasn't changed — though her daily life has.
"I walk out of my building to go to work in the morning, and the paparazzi cameras go click-click-click," she said. "But it hasn’t changed my opinion. Because if my opinion changed, then I might not have a job. I know why people listened to my radio show: It wasn’t to hear 12 songs in a row. I know why people watch “Wendy”: Hot Topics."
The interviewer then asked about why Wendy and Kevin separated (and Wendy made it clear the divorce is not final). This is when the talk-show host started to open about about some details.
"Kevin had a major indiscretion that he will have to deal with for the rest of his life," she revealed. "An indiscretion that I will not deal with. He will always be my family, because we have a 19-year-old son, and we were together for 25 years and married for 21. But there was no vacillating. I’m out. That’s all I can say. People want me to hate and scream and talk. I won’t. It bothers me that people say [Williams begins to cry] — it bothers me that people say, 'Keep it as clean as you can, because you have a child together.'"
"That’s not the main reason to keep it clean," she continued. "The main reason I won’t talk badly about Kevin is that he was my first true love. I will not have people talk badly. I talk filthy about him, but that is when I get in my apartment and the door is closed and I am talking to myself in the mirror. I never thought that I would be in this position. I’m a very forgiving person, but there’s one thing that I could never be a part of, and that one thing happened."
So what exactly happened?
"Kevin has a daughter," Wendy shockingly dropped. "I was sitting on a plane two days ago. I was next to a man who was probably wondering, Who the hell is this lady with a negligee? I love a negligee. He was watching 'Page Six TV,' and he said, 'Is that you?' And I said: 'Yes, it’s me. Please don’t tell me what they’re saying.'"
Wendy knew about Kevin's infidelity before it hit tabloids, and that's why she decided to check into a sober living house. She was worried that all of the things going on would cause her to slip back into old habits.
"I was concerned based on what was going on around me," she admitted. "I’d done my detective work. I knew what was about to happen, and I was like, Let me go someplace where you’re not allowed to have the whole bottle of wine. Cocaine has been off my map for years. I don’t take pills. I wasn’t doing anything off the wagon. When you see your husband’s mistress with a burgeoning belly and you’re a blabbermouth on TV with a successful show, you know what’s about to happen. I needed to go someplace quiet."
"When you go to a sober house, it’s like being in jail," she continued. "I needed to not be interrupted by anyone. There was not one friend that I could call, because everyone would have dumbbell answers to a very serious situation. My husband was about to have a baby, and I knew that I was about to divorce. I knew that there would be headlines. I had to process it so that once I came out, I came out on top. I didn’t work for three decades to land at the bottom over some [expletive] like this."
Though Kevin has not spoken about Wendy's latest comments, he did say in April that he wasn't proud of what he had done.
“I am going through a time of self-reflection and am trying to right some wrongs,” he said. “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.”
Wendy has taken a lot of heat since this news broke, with people prying into her life. However, it's clear that she's handling it the best way she knows how, and she's not going to let things get nasty.