Whereas a supply tells Us Weekly that the syndicated discuss present has been working “enterprise as common” ever for the reason that 54-year-old host served divorce papers to the producer backstage on Wednesday, April 10, Hunter’s exit is “inevitable.”
“He has been on set since Wendy filed for divorce, [but] staffers have expressed concern about their security and Wendy’s security and don’t need to work with him,” the supply tells Us. “Wendy is doing so effectively and has the complete assist of her employees … They don’t need Kevin to undo the progress she has made.”
The supply provides that Hunter’s “employment on the present not is sensible,” noting his presence is “a distraction and safety concern.”
“Producers are working to assist resolve this situation,” the supply explains. The 46-year-old has been an government producer of the present since in 2011.
Williams and Hunter break up after practically 22 years of marriage earlier this month amid stories that he was seeing a girl named Sharina Hudson, who lately gave delivery to a daughter. Hunter addressed the divorce for the primary time in an announcement to Us on Tuesday, April 16.
“28 years in the past I met a tremendous lady: Wendy Williams. On the time, I didn’t notice that she wouldn’t solely grow to be my spouse, however would additionally change the face of leisure and the world,” the assertion learn. “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.”
Hunter then admitted that he’s “not proud” of his “latest actions,” however didn’t deal with hypothesis that he’s the daddy of Hudson’s new child. (Us obtained unique pictures of Hunter carrying groceries into the therapeutic massage therapist’s New Jersey residence days earlier than the break up information broke.)
“[I] take full accountability and apologize to my spouse, my household and her wonderful followers. I’m going by a time of self-reflection and am making an attempt to proper some wrongs,” he mentioned. “It doesn’t matter what the result is or what the longer term holds, we’re nonetheless The Hunter Household and I’ll proceed to work with and absolutely assist my spouse on this enterprise and thru any and all obstacles she could face dwelling 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.”
One other insider beforehand advised Us that the Wendy Williams Present employees is “relieved” by their boss’ divorce.
“It’s like a weight lifted off everybody’s shoulders,” the insider mentioned. “Kevin’s toxicity was dragging everybody down. … Whereas the longer term is considerably unclear, what is obvious is that Wendy has an enormous assist system comprised of her employees, business colleagues and household.”