Kevin Hunter Walking Away From Show With Massive Settlement
Wendy Williams’ estranged husband Kevin Hunter is on his way out the door of his wife’s talk show – but not without some big bucks.
Hunter and the show’s big wigs are hashing out a golden parachute for Williams’ estranged husband, BOSSIP has learned. Although other media have reported that Hunter was fired from his position as an executive producer on his wife’s show, a source with knowledge of the situation told BOSSIP it’s more of a mutual parting and he’ll be walking away with an eight-figure settlement.
Hunter will receive around $10 million to go away quietly, according to our source.
Earlier this week, Hunter apologized to Wendy, their son and her fans for “his recent actions” and said he was taking time out to reflect and “right some wrongs.”
It’s unclear if Hunter was actually on the show set this week, but according to TMZ his soon-to-be ex-wife is uncomfortable around him and has taken precautions.
Sources connected to production tell TMZ … Wendy has retained 3 full-time security guards to stand watch while she preps for and shoots her daily talk show, on which Kevin is still an executive producer, if only temporarily. We’re told the extra muscle is with her day-to-day.
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. In at least one instance, our sources say things got so heated, Kevin had to be restrained.
Hunter is Williams’ longtime business partner and manager and has been an executive producer on the Wendy Williams show since it debuted 10 years ago. TMZ reports that he’s officially gotten the boot–and presumably that $10 million bag.
Williams filed for divorce last week just weeks after Hunter’s alleged mistress Sharina Hudson gave birth.
We’ve reached out to a rep for the show for comment.