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Wendy Williams Shuts down Drug Abuse Charity Started with Kevin Hunter

Claudine Varela
May 17, 2019
04:54 A.M.
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Wendy Williams is cutting all ties with her estranged husband, Kevin Hunter and that includes dissolving the foundation they founded together. The talk show host announced the end of The Hunter Foundation in her show and reveals why. 


Along with the demise of her marriage, Wendy Williams has reportedly put an end to the drug abuse foundation she launched with her estranged husband, Kevin Hunter. 

The Hunter Foundation was founded in 2014 and aimed to assist in the prevention of drug addiction and the rehabilitation of those struggling with drug abuse. Just a few months back, it partnered with T.R.U.S.T. to launch a national resource hotline for victims of drug abuse. 



Williams has been very open about her own struggle with addiction. In fact, she admitted living in a sober house early this year and was still living there when news of her divorce broke. She also confessed to having been addicted to cocaine for at least a decade. 

“While accepting her new reality, many things in her life have changed,” the statement explained but assures she will continue to help “other foundations.”



Williams announced her decision to dissolve The Hunter Foundation during the May 15 episode of her talk show. In a statement, she said it will be the end of the foundation but she “remains committed to helping others in the struggles of life.”

“While accepting her new reality, many things in her life have changed,” the statement explained but assures she will continue to help “other foundations.”

Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter attending the release party for Wendy Williams Brings The Heat, Vol. 1 at Quo on June 22, 2005, in New York City. | Source: Getty



A source told Page Six Williams' decision had a lot to do with cutting all ties with Hunter who was a co-founder of the organization. Williams filed for divorce from Hunter this month after 22 years of marriage and a string of controversies involving another woman. The last straw was allegedly the birth of Hunter’s daughter with his long-term mistress, Sharina Hudson.

Hunter was also Williams’ manager and the executive producer of her show. Following her divorce filing, the talk show host reportedly fired him



Hunter has expressed remorse for his actions saying he was “not proud” of them when he spoke to People last month at the height of his cheating scandal. Williams has not spoken to him since their divorce and claims to be in a better place right now. 

“I am a single woman, running around New York. I go out a lot, I’m a good time girl, I like to have fun,” she told her audience this week. “I don’t have a boyfriend, but I must admit I am rediscovering my love of men,” she adds.