Wendy Williams files for divorce from husband of 20 years


Wendy Williams' marriage to her husband of almost 22 years, Kevin Hunter, has been plagued with rumors of infidelity, over the past few months.

The news, first reported by Page Six on Thursday, arrives after weeks of speculation about the couple's marriage and a particularly turbulent time for the 54-year-old daytime talk show host.

The bombshell news comes amid persistent rumors that her husband, Kevin Hunter, who is also an executive producer on the show, has been cheating on her with a longtime mistress.

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"It has made our marriage - and I know this is cliché, but it's true - it's made our marriage stronger", she told VladTV in 2013. The show was reportedly "fuming" at the last-second cancelation. "And don't ask me about mine until you see this gone", she said. "Kevin is supportive of Wendy and they are working through this process together", a personal rep added to E!

A representative for Williams declined to comment. Infidelity rumors have long dogged Hunter, prompting Williams to periodically defend their union on her nationally syndicated show.

There's MORE to the story and you can get it Page Six. A separate source said Wendy filed the paperwork in Essex County, New Jersey, and served Hunter with divorce papers at 6:30 a.m.

She did note that their marriage isn't flawless. On March 25, upon leaving the sober living facility where she has been staying after receiving help for addiction in Florida (though she previously told viewers she was seeking treatment for her Graves' disease), the morning show host was spotted without her flashy jewelry. Previous reports have have stated that Hunter's allegedly abusive behavior ultimately led to the unraveling that prompted Williams to relapse. However, she reportedly is ending her marriage.