Williams reportedly filed the divorce papers in Essex County, NJ and served them to Hunter on Thursday (April 11). According to court documents obtained by Page Six, Williams and Hunter are splitting because of “irreconcilable differences.” Williams is also seeking an “appropriate amount of child support” as well as “other further relief.”
Williams’ rep released a statement to Page Six confirming the news. “Thank you to everyone for respecting the family’s privacy during this time,” the statement reads. “Kevin is supportive of Wendy and they are working through this process together.”
The divorce comes after rumors began swirling of a possible separation due to Hunter’s infidelity. Hunter was alleged to be engaged in an affair with a woman named Sharina Hudson, who gave birth to his suspected child in Mar. 2019. Despite the recent allegations, Williams maintained that her relationship with her husband was strong during multiple episodes of her self-titled talk show.
Infidelity wasn’t the only rumor to plague their marriage, however. Sources previously suggested Hunter displayed abusive behavior towards Williams. Hunter’s allegedly abusive actions were believed to be the cause of her recent relapse. Earlier this year, Williams revealed that she was living in a sober house due to her addiction to cocaine. While she has always been vocal about her substance abuse issues, Williams did not confirm the cause of her relapse.
Williams and Hunter met at a skating rink in 1994 and tied three years later. They welcomed a son, Kevin Hunter Jr., in 2000.