Just last month, popular television host Wendy Williams shocked the world when she suddenly filed for divorce from husband Kevin Hunter. This, after years of seemingly blissful marriage and a successful business partnership on The Wendy Williams Show.
And now, the ex-couple is once again the topic of headlines after the announcement of the dissolution of their conjugal foundation.
Dissolving A Foundation
Established together by Hunter and Williams in 2014, The Hunter Foundation is a charitable organization which focuses on issues involving substance abuse among the American youth. Since its inception, the foundation has been active in helping young people struggling with addiction and their families on their path to recovery.
But it seems like they won’t be doing that for a while due to Williams’ decision to ‘dissolve’ the foundation. According to reports from Page Six, this decision was a direct result of the 54-year-old host’s desire to distance herself from her ex. She promised though that she would continue on her charitable work through other organizations.
Meanwhile, Hunter expressed his ongoing commitment to The Hunter Foundation’s original causes. He even revealed his plans of starting a new foundation in the future just to continue their unfinished work.
Hunter also confirmed that the foundation’s latest emergency hotline partnership with T.R.U.S.T. will temporarily stop operations by the end of May. The 888-5HUNTER hotline went live last March and has been handling emergency calls from people who need help regarding substance abuse treatment and care.
Still, the executive producer is determined to get the service back up soon. Hunter said that he is currently looking for partner organizations which can help him.
Considering Williams’ former experience with substance abuse, the decision to dissolve the foundation is definitely a surprising one.
The Ex-Couple’s Future
The couple’s divorce came after a slew of rumors about Hunter’s alleged infidelity reached Williams. While the duo has managed to weather similar obstacles in their marriage years prior, the possibility of Hunter having a child outside their marriage became the last straw for his wife.
Aside from the dissolution of their foundation, Hunter has also reportedly left his position as executive producer at The Wendy Williams show after years of working with his wife. However, there are also reports which say that Williams might be attempting to pull a hail mary on their marriage.
Some sources say that the host is secretly seeing her estranged husband to mend things between them. These rumors remain to be unconfirmed though.
But what’s been confirmed is their son’s less-than-happy response to their separation. A few days ago, Hunter Jr. was reportedly arrested after a fight between him and his father escalated to a physical one. He’s been released since then and has even appeared together with his mother at a gala. His father, meanwhile, didn’t press any charges.