*Following the announcement that Wendy Williams has been hospitalized and won’t be returning to her daytime talk show anytime soon, comes an explosive report from the National Enquirer claiming the daytime diva is being abused by her husband/manager Kevin Hunter.
According to the report, Williams, 54, has “suffered horrendous physical abuse at the hands of her husband from hell, according to a former employee’s lawsuit!”
The tabloid claims Hunter, 46, attacked his wife, “choking her, kicking her and punching her in the face!” As noted by Bossip, the Enquirer also alleges Williams has helped her husband cover up the abuse.
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One person said to be fed up with the violence is Kevin’s mother. The day after Wendy appeared on camera slurring her words while wearing a sling, Hunter’s mother spilled the tea about witnessing her son attacking his wife.
“I saw Kevin choking out Wendy! Another time, I witnessed him kicking the s–t out of her and pushing her down the stairs,” Pearlet Hunter told The ENQUIRER exclusively.
As we previously reported, Williams has delayed her talk show return twice since she fractured her shoulder in December. She was originally supposed to return shortly after the New Year but pushed it back to Jan. 14. The return date was delayed again to Jan. 21 to give her time to heal.
Distributor and producer Debmar-Mercury said “The Wendy Williams Show” will air repeat episodes the week of Jan. 21 and will produce original episodes with a variety of guest hosts starting the week of Jan. 28.
A source told Page Six: “Staff at [Williams’] show are eager to get back to work. We are all hoping she is well. The mood at the set is good . . . We just want Wendy to get better.”
“For over ten years, Wendy has been a vital part of the Debmar-Mercury family,” the company said in a statement. “We wholeheartedly support Wendy in this decision to take the time she needs and we will welcome her back with open arms the moment she is ready.”