Wendy Williams' Husband Kevin Hunter Was Accused of Trying to Poison Her
Wendy Williams recently filed for divorce from her husband, Kevin Hunter, but long before then, the police paid a visit to their home after an anonymous caller claimed Hunter was poisoning her.
According to a police report obtained by PEOPLE, the police made the welfare check at Williams’ and Hunter’s New Jersey home on January 18. A source told the outlet that the anonymous caller is believed to be a fan of the talk show host.
An anonymous caller claimed that Kevin Hunter had been poisoning Wendy Williams earlier in the year.https://t.co/kFWdeMKxRl— Entertainment Tonight (@etnow) April 23, 2019
Hunter, 47, was reportedly reluctant to let the authorities in when they came to the door; he claimed his wife was recovering from a recent illness.
When the officers got into the house, they found Williams in bed “with the blanket covering from neck to toe,” and she reportedly told them she was recovering from a broken shoulder.
Fans of the “Wendy Williams Show” host will recall her wearing an arm sling in December after revealing she fractured her shoulder.
The police report further revealed that Williams got emotional when she was asked if Hunter was indeed poisoning her but eventually denied the claims.
Hunter is also said to have replied by saying “something to the effect of that there had never been any calls to his house regarding domestic violence.”
Williams has also reportedly relieved Hunter of his duties as an executive producer on her show
The cops reportedly left after Williams assured them she was safe.
Details on Cops Paying a Visit Wendy Williams’ Home After Her Husband Was Accused of Trying to Poison Her After Mistress Had His Baby & Mister Came Out About Their Relationship (Pics-Vids-Police Report) https://t.co/VPlOYfUeBc pic.twitter.com/oz89lK7M4J— Robert Littal BSO (@BSO) April 23, 2019
Last Christmas, the TV queen took a break from her show, claiming it was to attend to her fractured shoulder and complications from Graves’ disease, but there were reports that her time off had something to do with Hunter impregnating his alleged longtime mistress, Sharina Hudson.
Williams made her return in March and dispelled rumors of trouble in her marriage, but the same month, news of Hunter fathering a child with Hudson began to make the rounds. It was also around the same time that Williams opened up about living at a sober house as part of the process to overcome addiction.
Early in April, however, the former radio persona initiated the divorce process by presenting her husband of nearly 22 years with the official papers.
Williams has also reportedly relieved Hunter of his duties as an executive producer on her show, and the latter is said to be negotiating a multi-million dollar settlement.
The couple tied the knot in November of 1997 and shares an 18-year-old son, Kevin Jr.