A supply who has hung out with Williams since their breakup tells PEOPLE that the daytime TV host, 54, shall be firing Hunter as her supervisor within the wake of her divorce submitting — which an insider advised PEOPLE got here after he admitted to dishonest on her and fathering a toddler in an extramarital relationship.
“She’s not taking him again. He’s being fired as her supervisor and he or she lawyered up huge time,” the supply says of Hunter, who has had an govt producer title for The Wendy Williams Present because it debuted in 2008.
Williams, who shares 19-year-old son Kevin Jr. with Hunter, filed for divorce final week after almost 22 years of marriage. (The pair additionally shares a manufacturing firm, Wendy Williams Productions.)
“It’s arduous after being married for thus lengthy and having a household collectively, to have the ability to transfer ahead,” the supply says. “However she realized she needed to open her eyes to a nasty marriage. So many stick round when they need to get out.”
The supply additionally claims that Hunter’s alleged affair has been occurring for almost all of his marriage to Williams.
“Wendy is telling individuals she had no thought he had been having an affair, however when she discovered the main points, it turned out he had been seeing the girl he had a child with for 15-16 years,” the supply claims. “That made her notice it was time to maneuver ahead along with her life. Search remedy and transfer on. She’s not taking him again.”
A rep for Williams and Hunter didn’t reply to PEOPLE’s request for remark.
On Tuesday, Hunter opened up about Williams’ divorce submitting in an announcement obtained by PEOPLE.
“I’m not pleased with my current actions and take full accountability and apologize to my spouse, my household and her wonderful followers,” he stated. “I’m going via a time of self-reflection and am making an attempt to proper some wrongs.”
Hunter additionally vowed to all the time stand by Williams and their household.
“28 years in the past I met an incredible girl: Wendy Williams. On the time, I didn’t notice that she wouldn’t solely turn out to be my spouse, however would additionally change the face of leisure and the world. I’ve devoted most of our lives to the enterprise empire that’s Wendy Williams Hunter, an individual that I actually love and respect unconditionally,” he stated. “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 absolutely 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.”
Information of Williams and Hunter’s enterprise separation comes after a troublesome time for the TV persona, who just lately revealed that she was residing in a sober home. (She has lengthy been open about her previous habit to cocaine.)
And Hunter’s alleged affair isn’t his first: He cheated on Williams after she gave beginning to their son, a painful interval she described in her memoir Wendy’s Bought the Warmth.
“It has made our marriage — and I do know that is cliché, however it’s true — it’s made our marriage stronger,” she advised VladTV in 2013.
“No, I’m not again to the woman I used to be earlier than him, as a result of whenever you get stung like that, you by no means return to who you had been — solely a idiot does,” she continued. “However I really like him, and he loves me, and we addressed it head-on.”