Showing as a visitor on Tuesday’s episode of The Wendy Williams Present, Brinkley spoke out in help of the host amid her divorce from her longtime love and supervisor Kevin Hunter.
When Williams, 54, requested Brinkley, 65, if she would ever get married once more, the supermodel stated no — and supplied to share a few of her divorce experience with Williams.
“In case you want any assist with attorneys, I can inform you — I’ve been by means of the whole phonebook of attorneys,” she joked.
“I’ll whisper to you throughout the break,” Williams responded. “I’ve one, however I wish to hear what you’re saying.”
“I do know you’ve been going by means of some laborious occasions,” Brinkley stated.
“I’ve,” Williams acknowledged.
Brinkley advised they “string collectively some good occasions.”
“Your own home, 4th of July, within the Hamptons?” Williams requested. “I’m there. Rely me in.”
Williams filed for divorce from Hunter final week after twenty years of marriage. Her private rep issued a press release to PEOPLE, saying, “Thanks to everybody for respecting the household’s privateness throughout this time. Kevin is supportive of Wendy and they’re working by means of this course of collectively. No extra remark shall be offered presently.”
Williams and Hunter, 46, share son Kevin Jr., 19. They’ve had their struggles as a pair: Hunter cheated on Williams after she gave beginning to their son, a painful interval she described in her 2004 memoir Wendy’s Obtained the Warmth.
On Monday, a supply advised PEOPLE that Williams determined to divorce Hunter after she discovered that he’d allegedly cheated on her as soon as once more, this time fathering a toddler. (PEOPLE was unable to succeed in Hunter and his alleged mistress for remark. A rep for Williams couldn’t be reached for remark.)
“The cut up is certainly resulting from Kevin’s ongoing infidelity and that his mistress not too long ago welcomed their baby,” the supply stated. “Wendy had employed a non-public investigator and confronted him. He confessed to all the things three weeks in the past.”
“The entire latest drama put an enormous pressure on Wendy and triggered her to battle together with her sobriety as she did all the things she might to attempt to save their marriage,” the supply added.
Submitting for divorce wasn’t a straightforward alternative, both.
“The choice to separate was terribly laborious for her, however she’s regaining her well being,” the supply defined. “She determined she wanted to lastly put herself first.”
On Tuesday, Hunter broke his silence on the cut up in a press release to PEOPLE.
“28 years in the past I met a tremendous girl: Wendy Williams. On the time, I didn’t understand that she wouldn’t solely grow to be my spouse, however would additionally change the face of leisure and the world,” he stated. “I’ve devoted most of our lives to the enterprise empire that’s Wendy Williams Hunter, an individual that I really love and respect unconditionally.”
“I’m not happy with my latest actions and take full accountability and apologize to my spouse, my household and her superb followers,” he continued. “I’m going by means of a time of self-reflection and am making an attempt to proper some wrongs. It doesn’t matter what the end result is or what the long run holds, we’re nonetheless The Hunter Household and I’ll proceed to work with and totally help my spouse on this enterprise and thru any and all obstacles she could face residing her new lifetime of sobriety, whereas I additionally work on mine. I ask that you just please give me and my household privateness as we heal. Thanks.”
The cut up comes at a difficult time for the star. After taking an prolonged hiatus from The Wendy Williams Present from January to March, Williams, who has lengthy been open a couple of previous habit to cocaine, revealed final month that she has been residing in a sober home.
On Monday’s broadcast of The Wendy Williams Present, Williams stated she would “transferring out of the sober home in only a few days” and alluded to her divorce whereas reflecting on the motto of her Sizzling Matters section, “Their enterprise is our enterprise.”
“It’s loopy ’trigger now my enterprise is your corporation,” she stated with fun. “It’s sort of humorous. Turnabout’s a good recreation, I get it.”
“I’ve to inform you, you recognize, I’ve been coping with points with habit, alcoholism, and I’ve an entire new life that I deliberate for myself and my son,” she continued. “Imagine me you, while you lay in a room with no TV and 4 grey partitions all day … that is my life within the sober home, it’s top-of-the-line issues, truthfully, that would have ever occurred to me.”
Williams stated talking brazenly about her struggles on her present has been vastly useful.
“Addressing my sobriety, my habit, head-on has actually helped me type out each single compartment of my life,” she stated. “I’ve a dedication to me and my son to come back out of right here higher, stronger and sooner than ever. And by the best way, I’ll nonetheless commit. … I commit that the motto of this present will all the time be, ‘Their enterprise is our enterprise.’”
The Wendy Williams Present airs weekdays (verify native listings).