Kevin Hunter has been fired as an executive producer on his estranged wife Wendy Williams’ show, as the $215K Ferrari he bought for his baby mama is towed away, DailyMail.com can reveal.
Williams decided she finally had enough of her philandering husband of nearly 22 years and served him divorce papers at her TV studio in Manhattan last Thursday.
The 47-year-old was fired from the show and as Wendy’s manager, a source on the show confirmed to DailyMail.com.
The source also said Hunter had been given 48 hours to remove his belongings from their marital home in Livingston, New Jersey.
Wendy reached her tipping point after learning Hunter had been living the high life with his decade-long mistress Sharina Hudson, who gave birth last month, splurging on Rolls-Royces, Ferraris and gifting her with diamonds.
Hunter released an apology on Tuesday admitting he was not ‘proud of his recent actions’ and was ‘trying to right some wrongs’ while taking ‘full accountability’ for what he had done.
His groveling statement comes after the flashy $215,000-plus gold Ferrari Portofino he gifted Hudson was seen being towed away – a day after Wendy hit him with the divorce papers.
The source said: ‘Kevin had expected to stay on at the show and as Wendy’s manager. He ran the show with an iron fist, he was the guy who kept the sharks at bay.
‘But when Wendy saw the photos of him and Sharina last week on the Daily Mail going out for dinner and her driving around in a Ferrari she was furious.
‘That’s what tipped her over the edge, she was like, “he’s gotta go”. She now wants him out of her life completely, she’s given him 48 hours to clear his office and clear his belongings out of the house.
‘Wendy’s sister Wanda came up from Florida over the weekend and she’s helping get everything in order. Wendy means business, she’s cleaning house.’
A day after DailyMail.com published photos of the new Ferrari that Hunter gifted Hudson, it was loaded onto a truck and taken away.
A Ferrari dealership from Greenwich, Connecticut picked the golden car up, as two men who appear to be helpers for Hunter watched on.
Hunter’s statement on Tuesday read: ’28 years ago I met an amazing woman: Wendy Williams. At the time, I didn’t realize that she would not only become my wife, but would also change the face of entertainment and the world.
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‘I am not proud of my recent actions and take full accountability and apologize to my wife, my family and her amazing fans.
On Monday, Wendy kicked off her Hot Topics segment by revealing she was just a few days away from moving out the sober living facility she has called home for the past few weeks, and is ready to start a new life for herself and her son Kevin Jr. – the son she shares with Hunter.
DailyMail.com exclusively revealed in early March the TV host had been living in the sober home in Queens, New York, to battle an addiction to alcohol and prescription pills, her downward spiral sparked by learning Hunter was still seeing Hudson.
Meanwhile, Hunter has been spending time with Hudson, who recently gave birth, at a hideaway in Edgewater, New Jersey.
The two seem to be living the high life, going out for dinner dates and driving new luxury vehicles.
Hunter was seen driving a new maroon convertible Rolls-Royce last Saturday to pick up Hudson and take her out to dinner, with the massage therapist proudly showing off her post baby pooch.
The 33-year-old, whose hair was freshly curled, carried a $5,200 quilted Chanel purse while wearing a chunky diamond chain necklace and diamond studs.
While Hunter treated his baby mama to a Ferrari, he seems to have also treated himself to new cars, including the luxury Rolls-Royce.
Hudson was seen driving her new sports car last Monday, exiting the flashy vehicle in a $1,260 Thom Browne tracksuit that showed off her post-baby body.
And Kevin has spared no expense on his own duds as well, seen one day in a $1,500 Fendi vest, $490 Fendi hat, $770 Fendi pants and $515 Fendi sunglasses.
The couple have been hiding out in New Jersey weeks after Hudson was secreted away to Hahnemann University Hospital in Philadelphia to give birth in order to avoid media attention.
Hunter has been seen at the secret hideaway chauffeuring Sharina around.
Kevin was served with divorce papers from Wendy last Thursday morning at the TV studio, according to TMZ.
Extra security was hired in case Kevin, known to have a temper, got enraged on set. But there were apparently no outbursts.
The split will most likely be contested as Hunter is an executive producer on Williams’ TV show and told Hudson that he couldn’t afford to split from Wendy because she paid all the bills, a source previously told DailyMailTV.
In New Jersey, parties can file fault or no-fault. Fault allows a judge to dock alimony based on the seriousness of the offense. Proving will not be hard for either side in this case.
Reasons for fault include adultery, abandonment, physical or emotional abuse, and alcohol or drug abuse.
The Wendy Williams Show said in a statement: ‘Wendy and her family have been a part of Debmar-Mercury for over 10 years. We respect their privacy regarding personal matters. As always, we remain committed to bringing an entertaining and topical show to our viewers.’
A personal representative for Williams said: ‘Thank you to everyone for respecting the family’s privacy during this time. Kevin is supportive of Wendy and they are working through this process together. No additional comment will be provided at this time.’