“Distraught” Wendy Williams Turning To Friend Tasha Smith After Filing For Divorce From Kevin Hunter (Exclusive Details)

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Talk Show Host To End Marriage After Husband’s Mistress Gave Birth

Wendy Williams is reportedly “distraught” after filing for divorce from her longtime business partner and husband, Kevin Hunter, a source with direct knowledge of the situation told BOSSIP.

The embattled talk show host has served her husband with divorce papers, according to a report from the New York Post.

“She’s having a difficult time, but feels that this is a necessary step to take for her own health,” our source said. “Her concern is for her 19-year-old son.”

But one unlikely ally for her has been actress Tasha Smith. We’re told Smith – who has known Williams for years and was a guest on her show a few weeks ago – has been a big supporter during the breakup. Smith went through her own nasty divorce from her manager Keith Douglas back in 2015.

“Tasha has been her shoulder to cry on,” the source said. “She’s told her, ‘I’ve been through this.’”

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We’re told that in the last few weeks, Williams oscillated from wanting to split and trying to work things out. But she ultimately decided to end the marriage for good. The source said that Williams is still grappling with staying sober, and now blames Hunter’s behavior for her overreliance on booze.

Although we’ve previously reported that Hunter has threatened to take half of her earnings if she leaves him, she believes his behavior toward is enough to turn her case in her favor, according to the source.

“She’s got enough against him that she shouldn’t have to give him a dime,” the source said.

Hunter is keeping a low profile, we’re told, and is still in a relationship with Sharina Hudson, who allegedly gave birth to his baby last month.

Meanwhile, Williams’ show spokesperson told us that it will go on.

“Wendy and her family have been a part of Debmar-Mercury for over 10 years,” Williams’ rep said in a statement. “We respect their privacy regarding personal matters. As always, we remain committed to bringing an entertaining and topical show to our viewers.”

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