In 2008, Wendy Joan Williams took the biggest step so far in her career; she began The Wendy Williams nationally syndicated television talk show. Before her show began, she had worked in virtually all areas of the entertainment industry starting with being a DJ for WRBB, a radio station of her college North-eastern University where she had majored in communications.
She continued working on radio for a few more years until she won the 1993 Billboard award for “Best On-Air Radio Personality”. After years of becoming famous from radio, Debmar-Mercury offered Williams a six-week television trial of her own talk show and that was how the popular television program came about; it had a successful run and by 2010, it began to air internationally.
Date of Birth: July 18, 1964
Zodiac Sign: Cancer
Williams left radio in 2009 to focus on her new career and until February 2018, she had never missed a show. She took her first hiatus in February 2018 due to complications of thyroid disease and her fans could not have been more excited when she returned in just some weeks ago. Wendy is also an actress, fashion designer, author, wife and mother. Keep reading as we bring you details on the family members of this powerful force in entertainment.
Wendy Williams parents
Shirley Williams (mother)
Shirley is the mother to one of the queens of daytime television and according to Wendy, her parents used to fat shame her as a child and it ended up affecting her self-image in school. She finally grew to love and accept her body, her parents and their relationship eventually got better.
Thomas Williams Sr. (father)
Thomas and his wife Shirley are now proud parents to the entertainment and fashion star and they are also super supportive of her.
Wendy Williams siblings: brother, sister
Wanda Williams (elder sister from same parents)
She is the first child in the Williams family and by default is the big sister to the others including Wendy.
Thomas Williams Jr. (younger brother from same parents)
Thomas was named after his father and is the only male child in the Williams’ family.
Wendy Williams husband
Robert Morris III (not real name) (ex-spouse)
Duration of Marriage: 1994 – 1995 (1 year)
They met in 1992 and within two years, both lovers got married but they got divorced just as quickly as they got together. Wendy never had any child with Morris and after she left him, it took another two years for her to be married again. Robert according to his ex-wife was a salesperson and we have heard little or nothing about him from her since their divorce. Robert is actually not the true identity of Wendy’s first husband; he got the pseudonym Robert Morris III in her book Wendy’s Got the Heat.
Kevin Hunter Sr. (ex-spouse)
Duration of Marriage: November 30, 1997 till April 2019 (filed for divorce)
Date of Birth: September 17, 1972
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Williams and Kevin were married in 1997 after meeting at a party in 1995 and for over two decades now, they have proven to be able to stand the test of time in Hollywood. Their union was blessed with a son about three years into their marriage and since then, there has been no other birth. Since his arrival in her life, Hunter has literally been her biggest supporter; Wendy even stated that she prays with her husband before every show. He has also been a rock since she started living in a sober house due to her past addiction to cocaine.
Their “happy” home does not go to say they have not had their own fair share of marital troubles; Kevin has been said to have had an alleged affair for 10 years, splitting his time between his home with family and his mistress Sharina Hudson, who lives just nine miles away. The massage therapist was even spotted once in 2017 donning a diamond ring on her ring finger. Kevin, who works as Williams’ manager swore blindly that he was in no way having any affair with Sharina even though he agrees that he had cheated once in 2001 and Wendy forgave him. It is also said that Kevin has a baby out of a wedlock. This all led to Williams to file for divorce.
Wendy Williams children
Kevin Hunter Jr. (son with Kevin Hunter)
Date of Birth: August 18, 2000
Zodiac Sign: Leo
He is best recognized as the only child to the famous Wendy from her second marriage. In 2015, he made headlines when it was discovered that he was addicted to K2, a synthetic cannabinoid that is similar to marijuana, he was so hooked on weed that it changed him into someone his mother did not know. The daytime anchor star was horrified at that time and was super relieved when they brought him back all around.