As we reported earlier, the show and Hunter were in negotiations for him to leave and now that has apparently happened. It seems there were no issues with his job duties, but Williams was suffering from distress from his presence on set, due to issues in their relationship, the site also reported.
According to a report from Bossip, Hunter is set to receive a hefty $10 million payout to leave the show that he has served as an executive producer for since its debut 10 years ago.
“Kevin Hunter is no longer an executive producer on ‘The Wendy Williams Show,'” is the official comment from the show’s spokesperson.
The backstory to all this, as we’ve reported, is that Hunter allegedly fathered a child with his alleged mistress (Sabrina Hudson), and Williams filed for divorce last week and announced on her show that she was focused on the future and a “whole new life” with her son.
Here’s what we reported earlier …
A source close to Williams tells PEOPLE that the daytime TV host, 54, will be firing Hunter as her manager in the wake of her divorce filing, and he wants a lucrative settlement that will also include a severance package for exiting “The Wendy Williams Show” as an executive producer. Kevin is also one of the owners of Wendy’s production company, which co-produces her talk show.
Sources close to the couple tell The Blast, Hunter is not fighting the decision to end the marriage or his role on the show. But he wants to get paid and he is reportedly looking to bag a multi-million dollar settlement.
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According to the report, Hunter will no longer be allowed on the set and the staffers are said to be “celebrating” his departure because “nobody liked him” on the crew.
“Sources close to negotiations tell us the exit deal will take time due to so many assets co-mingled between the personal and professional lives of the former couple,” The Blast writes.
As we previously reported, Williams and Hunter are gearing up for what could be a fierce divorce showdown as sources claim he is demanding a $10 million payoff to walk away quietly from their 21-year marriage, RadarOnlinereports.
In New Jersey, where the couple once resided together, marital assets “are divided in such a manner determined to be fair — but not necessarily equal — by the courts,” per Riker.com.
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