Wendy Williams is looking forward to doing business and managing her media empire on her own these days. At the Black Enterprise FWD Conference in Charlotte last week, she talked about how she is confident she can handle it all because before estranged husband Kevin Hunter was her manager, she was successfully building her brand on her own.
“My husband and I were partners, but I just had to clean the slate and start over. I’m good at this new role, at least I think so, but this isn’t new for me,” she told The Grio. “I met my husband on my 29thbirthday. I was already a property owner. I was already a radio star. I was already the boss of my own life. I’m returning to that life with a bigger platform and I love it.”
But if you thought that because Wendy filed for divorce from Kevin that she is no longer in love with him, that’s not the case. After more than 21 years together, Wendy admits her feelings haven’t gone completely just because of his
egregious mistakes, including having a more than 10-year affair that culminated in the birth of a baby girl earlier this year. She filed for divorce in April.
“I will say this, there was no one else that knew that I could do this. He was the one who told me I could do it,” she said. “When Kevin entered my life, he was 23 and I was 29 [big smile] and he was available. It was always me, my attorney and Kevin. His name wasn’t on the paperwork, but he was a huge part of that. Now, I cheer for myself, but I’m still madly in love with him. You see it in my eyes.”
With that being said though, she is more than capable of going it alone, both professionally and personally.
“I don’t really care about the foolishness, but if you read and subscribe to what they say on social media, you’d think that I was pushed to the side,” she said. “I was an active partner with my husband. People don’t know this, but in business I’m a Mustang, wild and free.”