Wendy Williams Set To Leave Sober Home, Files For Divorce

By Kelly Burch 04/18/19

Williams says her sober home stay was one of the best things that has ever happened to her.

Wendy Williams and husband Kevin Hunter
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Talk show host Wendy Williams is moving on, in her personal life and in her recovery, announcing this week that she filed for divorce and is making plans to leave the sober home that she has been staying at. 

“I’m moving out of the sober house in just a few days,” she said on her show on Monday (April 15), according to USA Today. “It’ll be Wendy on her own."

She said that staying in the sober home gave her a chance to reflect on life, without distraction. 

“I have to tell you, I’ve been dealing with issues with addiction, alcoholism, and I have a whole new life that I planned for myself and my son. Believe me you, when you lay in a room with no TV and four gray walls all day and no telephone… and you lay there and you think about your life—this is my life in the sober house—it’s one of the best things, honestly, that could have ever happened to me.”

Williams seemed hopeful for the future. 

She said, “Addressing my sobriety, my addiction, head-on has really helped me sort out every single compartment of my life. I have a commitment to me and my son to come out of here better, stronger and faster than ever."

Last week, Williams filed for divorce from her husband of 22 years, Kevin Hunter. The couple has a 19-year-old son together, Kevin Jr. 

On Tuesday (April 16), Kevin Hunter issued the following statement to People

“I am going through a time of self-reflection and am trying to right some wrongs. No matter what the outcome is or what the future holds, we are still The Hunter Family and I will continue to work with and fully support my wife in this business and through any and all obstacles she may face living her new life of sobriety, while I also work on mine.”

A source told People that Williams could not move past Hunter’s long-term infidelity. 

The source said, “Wendy is telling people she had no idea he had been having an affair, but when she found out the details, it turned out he had been seeing the woman he had a baby with for 15-16 years. That made her realize it was time to move forward with her life. Seek treatment and move on. She’s not taking him back.”

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