Kevin Hunter and Wendy Williams ring the opening bell at the NASDAQ MarketSite on August 25, 2010 in New York City.
2023 could get off to a rough start for Wendy Williams’ ex-husband Kevin Hunter after it was revealed that his request for child support was denied by a judge on Tuesday.
According to The Sun, Hunter previously filed the application after Williams stopped paying due to the tax issues she’s been embroiled in with Wells Fargo and her financial guardianship over the past year. And now it looks like she won’t have to resume payments because a judge ruled it was “non-showing” and subsequently dismissed Hunter’s request “without prejudice”. Nor will she be responsible for paying Hunter’s legal fees.
As previously reported by The Root, Hunter relied on this alimony to pay his bills and give him a home. According to the divorce settlement, the checks would continue to come as long as Williams was employed. But after the Wendy Williams Show was canceled, those child support payments weren’t contractually required to be paid.
This wouldn’t be the first time Hunter has tried to get what is due him. During a December 2022 interview, he attempted to credit the success of his ex-wife’s former show, telling The Westside Gazette:
“It’s clear to say that the show took a big tumble after I left. My intellectual property in the making of The Wendy Williams Show and how it had to come across was key. Without me they would not have experienced their success. Once I was gone, the people around her made her look crazy as she sat on that screen.”
He continued, “When I was around, Wendy’s day ended when she left the building, but mine didn’t. There was always something to do or a call to take. I was the common denominator in all departments including decoration, wardrobe and guest.”
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Well, maybe he can be the common denominator at his next job so he can support his own lifestyle instead of depending on his ex-wife’s checks.
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