Wendy Williams’ estranged husband, Kevin Hunter and the ex-couple’s son, Kevin Jr. reportedly got into a fight in a NJ parking lot on May 22. Police are currently investigating an ‘incident’ between the father and son.
UPDATE 7/9/19, 11:30am ET — Following his arrest and confrontation with his father, Wendy Williams’ son, Kevin Hunter Jr’s. case was dismissed, according to TMZ. In fact, Kevin walked out of the courthouse with his father, Kevin Sr., showing the relationship has been repaired. Meanwhile, Wendy was not present due to filming her talk show.
UPDATE: 5-20-19, 3:29 PM ET — A representative from the Essex County Prosecutor‘s Office tells HollywoodLife: “I can confirm that Kevin Hunter Jr. was arrested on May 21 in West Orange, NJ. There is an ongoing investigation and right now he’s charged with simple assault. At this point the matter is in the family court, but those proceedings are not open to the public.”
UPDATE: 5-21-19, 1:57 PM ET — Kevin Hunter tells TMZ, “I love my son very much and I will not be pursuing this matter legally. Things are not always how they appear.” UPDATE: 5-21-19 1:30 PM ET — Sources close to the situation tell TMZ that the argument between the father and son reportedly became heated when Kevin Sr. told Kevin Jr. that he needs to work hard on his own, without accepting handouts from his famous mother.
ORIGINAL: On the same day we reported that Wendy Williams, 54, is living her best (single) life, her estranged husband, Kevin Hunter seems to be doing the exact opposite. The former Wendy Show producer and the ex-couple’s 18-year-old son, Kevin Jr. got into a fight early Wednesday morning and police were called, sources tell TMZ. Cops have confirmed to TMZ they are investigating “an incident” between the father and son. HollywoodLife has reached out to a representative for Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter, as well as police.
The incident reportedly took place in a New Jersey parking lot — not too far from the home Wendy and Kevin once shared together with their son before she filed for divorce on April 10. Wendy now resides in a New York City apartment with Kevin Jr. However, on the morning of May 22, Wendy took Kevin Jr. back to the New Jersey home, where Kevin Sr. lives, so their son could pick something up, sources tell TMZ. That’s when the talk show host reportedly left and had plans to come back to pick up her son.
Upon entering the home, Kevin Jr. did not know that his father was inside, sources say, adding that everything was fine between the two. They ended up leaving the home to go to a store together just after midnight, TMZ reports.
Kevin Jr. and Kevin Sr. then got into an argument in the parking lot of the store over Kevin Sr.’s recent demand for spousal support from Wendy, sources tell TMZ. Kevin Sr. reportedly became heated and claimed that his ex was “brainwashing” their son against him. The fight allegedly turned physical, which is when police were called, sources say.
This story is still developing. Please check back for updates.