According to Celebrity Net Worth, the television personality, 54, is worth a whopping $60 million. (Yes, our jaws are on the floor, too.) That averages out to a cool $15 mil a year. Kevin, on the other hand, is sitting on an estimated $7.5 million.
The irrepressible talk show host has been dishing the dirt on celebrities for decades now, and all her hard work (and gossiping) has certainly paid off. Her tell-it-like-it-is candor has won Wendy a following that’s allowed her to build an empire with several producing credits, seven books and even a starring role on Broadway under her belt.
Now, that following is rallying around her during this trying time. “YASSSSSSSSSS!!!! Wendy Williams FINALLY filed for divorce from that parasite of a ‘husband,'” one person wrote on Twitter. Another added, “Wendy Williams files for divorce!!! I never celebrate failed marriages and the demise of people’s love but y’all know I wanted this so bad.”
Though she’s rich as heck, Wendy hasn’t let fame and fortune go to her head. The star still remembers her roots as a small-town girl from suburban New Jersey. During a 2015 interview with Closer Weekly, the mom-of-one — who shares son Kevin Jr., 19, with her now ex-husband — revealed that the Wendy Williams viewers see on TV is a lot different from who she is at home.
“I’m a lot more quiet [at home]. In my professional life, I give people a lot. So when I go our socially, I become a wallflower,” Wendy said at the time. “I’m like, ‘I’m not talking, you know about me — what size shoe I wear, that I’m wearing a wig, that these are implants. You talk!'”
She added, “When I get home, I leave Wendy Williams on the sidewalk. And then I’m Wendy Hunter, the wife and mother. It’s not the fantasy people think it is … My favorite place to be in the whole world is my house — and it’s not the biggest house.”
Of course, life may start looking a little different from now on. A source confirmed to In Touch on April 11 that Wendy was the one who filed for divorce. The news came just hours after fans noticed she didn’t appear to be wearing her wedding ring. Immediately, fans speculated that a divorce was imminent. One person wrote, “Wendy Williams is not wearing her wedding band on today’s @WendyWilliams indicating her marriage is officially over,” while another echoed, “Is #WendyWilliams wearing her flower ring in place of her diamond today on her show??? Let me know what you think/or see.”
The personal representative for Wendy Williams told us, “Thank you to everyone for respecting the family’s privacy during this time. Kevin is supportive of Wendy and they are working through this process together. No additional comment will be provided at this time.”
Hopefully, her cash is protected.
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