Glamazon and talk show host, Wendy Williams (pictured), appears to have it all together. On television, she comes across as a prime example of a strong Black woman.
Well, an unnamed source has flipped the script on that narrative and dished to the New York Daily News what it is really like behind the scenes of “The Wendy Williams Show.” Reportedly, the chat maven’s hubby, Kevin Hunter (pictured), is actually the OBIC (Only Boss In Charge).
The source alleges Williams’ persona actually lacks confidence and strength and her husband rules her staff with an iron fist.
“Kevin makes all the decisions and has become more and more controlling as the show has become a success,” one show insider tells the New York Daily News. “He insists that all show questions be run by him.”
Reportedly, Hunter has even gone as far as changing Williams’ cell number so that staff members could not have all-around access to her. “He’s also hired her a new driver, who reports to him,” said the unnamed person. All scripts must first be approved by Hunter, as well as all segment ideas and guest bookings. The source implied that Williams is pretty much powerless and Hunter is a control freak manipulator, one who is detested by many staffers on the show.
The source went on to give other examples of Hunter’s Svengali-like makeup. When Williams starred this summer in the Broadway show “Chicago,” Hunter allegedly read all of her congratulatory cards and sorted through her gifts, giving her just a portion of them. “He thinks she is being bothered and thinks he’s looking out for her, but Wendy loves her fans,” the insider lamented.
Hunter has been in the public eye on more than one occasion. Williams revealed publicly that her younger husband had cheated on her during their marriage. In 2008, the alleged “rough neck” was accused of sexually propositioning Williams’ publicist and later threatened her when she turned down his advances. The accuser, Nicole Spence (pictured), also claimed that Williams encouraged her to dress provocatively for Hunter and to go along with his alleged sexual propositions.
Spence filed a $5 million sexual harassment lawsuit against the former shock jock’s husband, Williams and the station’s parent company, Inner City Broadcasting Corp. Spence also accused Hunter of creating a hostile work environment by physically attacking Williams at the office. She also blamed the radio station for giving him authority–even though he did not work on the show–and for not responding to her multiple complaints about the situation.
The suit has been allegedly settled and swept neatly under a rug. Both Williams and Hunter have denied all of Spence’s accusations.
A few years ago, a sex tape circulated throughout the internet of a man who could be Hunter’s stunt double knockin’ boots with a woman who looked nothing like Williams. Again, Williams denied that the man in the video was her husband.
Meanwhile, the husband and wife duo are co-executive producers on the talk show and also formed a production company four years ago.
Oh well, until the next scandal….
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This Week’s Celebrity Instagrams (10/15-10/21)
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1. Just a NY girl with BIG dreams....
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2. HAPPY CHILDREN=QUALITY PARENTING. We don't always see eye to eye on everything and that's normal. We're human beings. But we come together and do it right for what's important, the kids. We are not enemies, we are parents. And we are parents 1st. S/O to @monyettashaw for making Mason's bday memorable. S/O to @itscrystalsmith at home taking care of our other lil' Prince. ❤️❤️❤️ THIS IS WHAT CO-PARENTING LOOKS LIKE. #Blessed #Happy #AboveTheDrama #BiggerThanUs
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3. So happy to finally be able to share with you all that I’m the new Global Brand Ambassador for @Revlon! Follow my day on RevlonSnaps. Yay! Choose Love, Everybody! #RevlonXCiara #chooselove #ad
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4. Glam on point!!!@makeupbymotoko & @shaylinjoneshair #easybreezy @lifetimetv #beachesmovie #january2017 😘
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5. ✨True love ✨📸: @jessiemarrerophotography
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7. Today was not easy..but by the grace of God we all got through it. Words cannot express our gratitude for all of your Prayers, Positive thoughts and Support for us throughout the years. Tommy will be missed but most certainly never forgotten...And PLEASE don't ask "Where's Martin?.." he was there too...just not in this picture. Lol! God bless you all.. #LoveConquersAll #MartinShow
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9. West coast get ready for #RockyHorror. I will be live tweeting again. #letsdothetimewarpagain
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10. #THEKEYS pre order yours now ... Available everywhere #NOV22 #WeTheBest 🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑🔑
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11. We about to ROCK at #KCABlackBall!! All for our life-changing effort to end 🌎 AIDS.
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12. Today's #SNAPJACK is brought to you by @yazzthegreatest 😂😂😂💋💋💋
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13. Damn girl you kinda old to be headed to the Go Go. You coming in at the age they leaving. LMAO
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14. Daddy daycare B-Boxin with @acewellstucker @shopraisingace
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15. #FBF Naviyd & URV "LIL MONSTERS"
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16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ONE OF THE BIGGEST LEGENDS IN OUR HIPHOP HISTORY! @snoopdogg CONTINUED BLESSING AND LOVE FAMILY!!!!! REAL OG!
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17. Thank you for a beautiful night VSU! Let's do it again! #HOMECOMING
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18. Had a great time this morning with my familia Erica, Griff & Truth!!
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19. Check out my interview on @essence facebook live. #inmyownwords #nycpromo #day2
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20. #She💋 #tbt #TheCoveAtTheAtlantis #DawgPawsAndAll
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21. Bae #retailtherapy
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22. Why me and @coryhardrict got the same pose... and notee... new mouth #naked
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23. When my husband is my personal 'hype-man'! it kills me every time! 💜😂 #WHATNOW #lostfiles📷
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24. Diggy Simmons
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25. Hand full of @jacquieaiche 💙💎💍 @esnail_la 💅🏾
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26. SuperSoulers! You can watch my interview with Carl Lentz live from my Facebook page, tomorrow at 11a ET| 8a PT. #SuperSoulSunday
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27. 💋 .. When the friendship is easy like Sunday morning. ☀️
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28. Sunday mornings are the best........... hugs and cuddles with my angel
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29. #huggar16 #hellohuggars
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30. My gym is everywhere!.. #RnBMoney #TheGeneral 📸: @twelvepastseven
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31. Nothing I would rather be doing... Rocko setting up our movie, Romelō working on a puzzle & Laiyah singing and sharing all she's learning at school... I'm so grateful for the joy they've brought into my life ... Praying for peace , joy & love in the home of EVERY family ♥️ #HeadScarfPJSunday LOL 😂
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