Leaning on loved ones. Wendy Williams had one important person by her side while she accepted a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Thursday, October 17 — her son: Kevin Jr. During her speech, the 55-year-old talk show host couldn’t help but gush about the 19-year-old.
“The elephant in the room is I’ve been having a very, very tough year,” she said, referring to her divorce from her ex-husband, Kevin Hunter. “Slowly but surely, I’m climbing out of the pit, and this is one of those monumental days that makes me say, ‘you know, if you don’t believe in yourself, who’s going to believe in you?’ And sometimes life is a very, very lonely path. And you just got to make some hard decisions, and one of those hard decisions, I want to give some love to my son, Kevin. It’s me and you kid!”
The Wendy Williams Show star continued to explain what her relationship with her kiddo is like. “He’s only 19, so he only knows me doing this,” she said. “I’ve been behind a microphone for over 30 years of my life now, so he only knows mom up here with suction. But somehow, he always tells me that I’m still just mom.” During her time at the event, Wendy was photographed giving her son a kiss on the cheek in addition to posing for other photos together.
In April, Wendy filed for divorce from her husband of 21 years, citing irreconcilable differences. It’s no surprise the former flames went their separate ways since there were rumors circulating that Kevin, 47, was cheating on the New Jersey native with his alleged mistress Sharina Hudson throughout their marriage. In August, the DWTS alum confirmed that Kevin had an affair and fathered a child with her. “Kevin had a major indiscretion that he will have to deal with for the rest of his life,” she told The New York Times at the time. “An indiscretion that I will not deal with. He will always be my family, because we have a 19-year-old son, and we were together for 25 years and married for 21. But there was no vacillating. I’m out. That’s all I can say.”
Despite Wendy’s rocky relationship, it seems like she is hopeful for the future. So much so, she isn’t opposed to walking down the aisle again. “What I’ve discovered is I’m a wife, not a girlfriend, and I will get married again,” she said during an interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers in September. “Here’s what I need: I need you to be at least in your 50s, or maybe 48-plus. Grown children who are not living with you. You need to live by yourself, so we can hang out at your house or my house. There’s no one in my house but me.”
We’re glad to see Wendy doing so well these days!
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