Talk show host Wendy Williams and her estranged husband Kevin Hunter have allegedly reached a payout deal as the couple’s 21 year marriage comes to a close.
Last week Williams filed for divorce from Hunter in the midst of swirling allegations that Hunter fathered a child with Sharina Hudson, who was allegedly engaged in a relationship with Hunter over the past ten years.
While Williams has yet to specifically discuss the intimate details of her impending divorce, Hunter has reportedly agreed to accept close to a $10 million payout to go his own way, according to Bossip. The couple’s finances are intermixed as Hunter has served as her manager, business partner, and executive producer of the successful Wendy Williams Show. The decision to split may have taken time as Williams had to figure out how to navigate through all of their business ties.
The news comes as PEOPLE reports that Hunter was fired from his post as executive producer and agreed to an amicable departure while quietly fades to black.
“Kevin Hunter is no longer an Executive Producer on the Wendy Williams Show. Debmar-Mercury wishes him well in his future endeavors,” a spokesperson said to the outlet.
On Tuesday Hunter publicly apologized to his wife, saying that he was remorseful for his actions during their marriage.
“I am not proud of my recent actions and take full accountability and apologize to my wife, my family and her amazing fans. I am going through a time of self-reflection and am trying to right some wrongs,” Hunter said in his statement.
Though he did not publicly acknowledge the rumors of infidelity and abuse, the generalization spoke volumes.
According to TMZ, Williams has taken up measures to ensure her safety against Hunter by hiring 3 full-time bodyguards who are with her through her daily endeavors.
“We’re told Wendy initially hired a personal security team about a week before she served him with divorce papers because there had been a number of blowups between them leading up to her filing,” the outlet reports. “In at least one instance, our sources say things got so heated, Kevin had to be restrained.”
But life for Williams is moving full steam ahead.
Earlier this week Williams explained that she looks forward to her new life as she prepares to leave the sober living house facility after battling a recent bout with addiction.