Wendy Williams has filed for divorce from her husband. Her attorney, Mary Vidas, says divorce papers were filed in Essex County, New Jersey, where the talk-show diva has a home. Vidas would not comment further on what she called “a private family matter.”
NBC News and The Washington Post reported that irreconcilable differences were responsible for the couple’s demise, per documents filed in New Jersey on Wednesday.
The talk show host and television producer have been married since 1997 and share one child, Kevin Hunter Jr. age 19.
Fans were quick to notice that Williams was not wearing her wedding ring during Thursday’s “The Wendy Williams Show.” She also showed off a different ring in a social media post shared by her makeup artist on Thursday. In March, Williams revealed she’s been living in a sober house.
“For some time now, and even today and beyond, I have been living in a sober house,” she told her audience at the time. “You know I’ve had a struggle with cocaine in my past. I never went to a place to get the treatment. I don’t know how, except God was sitting on my shoulder and I just stopped.”
She also said “nobody knew” about her situation except Hunter. Days later, Hunter shared a positive update with “Entertainment Tonight,” saying Williams was doing well.
“Wendy is doing well,” he said. “We’re doing well as a family. We are moving forward with working on her sobriety and doing the work to help others, not just ourselves. It is a family process. Anybody that has to deal with this knows this a family process … and we are dealing with it and moving forward.”