After Wendy Williams filed for divorce and then got Kevin Hunter fired from her show, the man has been prey for the local media. As a result, Hunter had to call the police and ask for help to keep reporters out of his property last week.
On Thursday, Kevin Hunter called law enforcement to his and Wendy Williams’ New Jersey home to report reporters were harassing him outside of his house.
Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter leave the 'Celebrity Apprentice' film set at Famiglia Restaurant on October 19, 2010. | Photo: GettyImages
“The resident [Hunter] says there’s a news van outside his home that won’t leave him alone,” the dispatcher told officers in audio first obtained by The Blast.
“We spoke with the caller as well as the press — both sides — and explained that they can be in the road and on the sidewalk, but not on their property," an officer confirmed later.
The call was made on the same day that a spokesperson for “The Wendy Williams Show” confirmed Hunter would no longer work on the daytime talk show, where he has held the title of executive producer for the past 11 years.
endy Williams and Kevin Hunter attend 2018 The Hunter Foundation Gala. | Photo: GettyImages
“Kevin Hunter is no longer an Executive Producer on the Wendy Williams Show. Debmar-Mercury wishes him well in his future endeavors,” the production company said in a statement.
Williams, 54, filed for divorce two weeks ago after 21 years of marriage.
The decision comes amid reports that Hunter allegedly fathered a child with his longtime mistress, Sharina Hudson.
Wendy Williams attends Wendy Digital Event at Atlanta Tech Village Rooftop on August 29, 2017. | Photo: GettyImages
Wendy, who has been open about her alcohol addiction and revealed that she’s been living in a sober house, recently addressed the divorce on her show, stating that she has planned a new life for her and her son, Kevin Jr.
“I have to tell you, you know, I’ve been dealing with issues with addiction, alcoholism, and I have a whole new life that I planned for myself and my son,” she said. “Believe me you, when you lay in a room with no TV and four gray walls all day… this is my life in the sober house; it’s one of the best things honestly, that could have ever happened to me.”
Hunter, on the other hand, broke his silence in a statement released to People, making a public apology to Williams, his family, and her fans.
“I am going through a time of self-reflection and am trying to right some wrongs,” he said.
Kevin Hunter, Wendy Williams Kevin Hunter Jr. at Planet Hollywood Times Square on July 11, 2017 in New York City | Source: Getty Images
“No matter what the outcome is or what the future holds, we are still The Hunter Family, and I will continue to work with and fully support my wife in this business and through any and all obstacles she may face living her new life of sobriety, while I also work on mine.”
Williams and Hunter wed on Nov. 30, 1997, and share son Kevin Jr., 19.