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husband, Wendy Williams’ Kevin Hunter, was served with divorce papers at the studio before a taping of The Wendy Williams Show on Thursday, April 11, a source confirms to Us Weekly. Us can exclusively reveal that after the 46-year-old TV producer was served, he walked around the set “with a folder” and joked, “The papers are in here.”
Williams, meanwhile, went on to tape an episode of her popular talk show, even
giving marriage advice to an audience member who had issues with her future mother-in-law.
“You are 25 years old, too young to be getting married anyway, but OK,” the
Ask Wendy author told the female fan on Thursday. “I’m going along with this. If he doesn’t handle this correctly, this is how he’s going to handle you through marriage and how he’s going to be through other situations that arise.”
Williams added that marriage is “for real.” ? Johnny Nunez/WireImage
Kevin Hunter and Wendy Williams attend the Patron Music in Motion Tour Party at Marquee on September 29, 2008 in New York City.
“You want it to be forever, you want to make sure you have the right guy,” she said. “He’s got to man up and stop being a boy. Watch him.”
The former radio personality married Hunter in November 1997. The duo, who share 18-year-old son Kevin Jr., have
fought back against rumors of Hunter’s infidelity several times over the course of their marriage.
Most recently, reports surfaced that the producer was seeing a woman named
Sharina Hudson. An insider previously confirmed to Us that the massage therapist “recently” welcomed a baby. Hunter has yet to publicly comment on reports that he is the father.
In the months leading up to Williams and Hunter’s split, the
New York Times best-selling author took an extended hiatus from filmin g The Wendy Williams Show and later revealed she was living in a sober house.
After the divorce news broke on Thursday, Williams’ personal representative released a statement to
Us Weekly: “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.” Related slideshow: Celebrity Splits of 2019
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Ben Affleck and Lindsay Shookus
Less than three months after they rekindled their romance,
Us Weekly confirmed in April 2019 that the Batman actor and the Saturday Night Live producer had split for a second time. “She has a kid and an ex-husband and a job in New York and Ben has his family and a job in L.A., and while they love and respect each other, they just realized it wasn’t going to work,” an insider told Us at the time. “They really gave it another solid try.” Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter The Wendy Williams Show host and her husband of more than 21 years split on April 11. The Dancing With the Stars alum’s attorney confirmed to Page Six at the time that Williams had filed for divorce amid ongoing marital problems. Hours prior to the news, Williams sparked speculation when she ditched her wedding rings for a flower-shaped piece of jewelry, which she wore on her left hand. The former couple’s marriage had weathered years of cheating allegations before they officially ended things in April. Logan Marshall-Green and Diane Gaeta
After six years of marriage, Diane Gaeta
publicly announced via Instagram that she separated from husband Logan Marshall-Green. “I filed for divorce today from @elemgy because people aren’t always what they seem and to every woman out there: always trust your gut,” she wrote on April 5. She then accused the O.C. alum of cheating on her with actress Sarah Hay. “And beware of the faux woman champion like @sarahhayofficial because those girls don’t care about sleeping with a married father of two,” she said. “Peace and Love, thanks for letting me share.” Amanda Stanton and Bobby Jacobs The Bachelor alum and the Tillow cofounder split in April 2019, shortly after moving in together. “There was no cheating,” Jacobs told a fan on Instagram. He also revealed that he still plans to be in Stanton’s kids’ lives: “I’d always be there for the girls and I’ve voiced that many a time. Coming from having a deadbeat Dad I’ve chosen to live my life nothing like him. They touched my heart and vice versa. No matter what I’ll always be around for them.” Stanton shares daughters Kinsley and Charlie with ex-husband Nick Buonfiglio.? Nicolas Cage and Erika Koike
National Treasure star filed for an annulment on March 27, just four days after tying the knot with his fourth wife. The pair were first spotted together in April 2018. Cortney Hendrix and Jason Carrion
The couple — who met and wed on the first season of
Married at First Sight in 2014 — announced they had split in an Instagram post in March. “In feb 2019 Jason and I filed for divorce,” Hendrix announced at the time. “We asked for privacy this entire time bc we were trying to figure it all out. At one point we thought we were going to divorce in order to date and start all over the right way. We have decided together to move on in different paths, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have love for each other. He will always have a special place in my heart and life,” the makeup artist added. “We do love you all and appreciate the support that you have shown us from the beginning.” Johnny Manziel and Bre Tiesi
The former NFL player confirmed his split from his model wife of one year in March 2019, days after she deleted all traces of him from her Instagram account. “This is all very, very personal and very sad. I appreciate everyone who has been so supportive of both of us and I would just ask that everyone respect our privacy at this difficult time,” he told TMZ. “My hope is to put my head down and be allowed to focus on work and what is required of me on the football field.”
Emma Roberts and Evan Peters
Scream Queens alum and her American Horror Story costar called off their engagement in March after dating on and off for seven years. “Emma and Evan were heading for a split and now are just friends,” one source told Us on March 20. “Evan has moved out. It wasn’t a bad breakup.”
Roberts moved on with actor
Garrett Hedlund, according to multiple sources. Amber Heard and Vito Schnabel
A source told
Us Weekly in March that the Aquaman actress and the art dealer had broken up after less than a year of dating “because of long distance.” Heard then started dating It director Andy Muschietti. Leah Messer and Jason Jordan
Teen Mom 2 star and Jordan broke up again in March 2019 after briefly reconciling in November 2018. They initially ended their six-month relationship in October 2018. Demi Lovato and Henri Levy
The singer and the Enfants Riches Déprimé designer broke up in early March after four months together. They were friends years before their relationship turned romantic in November 2018. On Valentine’s Day, weeks before their split made headlines, Levy called Lovato a “beautiful soul” on Instagram, adding, “I love you to the moon and back.”
Mark Jansen and Elena Davies
Big Brother couple broke up in February 2019, as Jansen revealed on his podcast the following month. He told listeners that he was affected by comments Davies had made about their relationship. “Hearing constantly that it’s not a fairytale and I’m far from prince charming, it was just a gut shot,” he added. Danielle Staub and Oliver Maier
Just days after announcing their engagement,
Us broke the news that the Real Housewives of New Jersey star and the businessman called it quits. Staub and Maier, who dated for six weeks, were set to wed in New York City on March 4 before their split.?? Big Sean and Jhene Aiko Us Weekly confirmed in February 2019 that the longtime couple “ broke up in mid-December,” ahead of his hangout with ex-girlfriend Ariana Grande. “I wouldn’t say it was amicable,” a source exclusively told Us. “But now they are civil towards each other.” Dylan McDermott and Maggie Q
The actors, who starred together on the 2014 CBS show
Stalker, broke up after an engagement of more than four years, The Blast reported in March 2019. Bella Thorne and Tana Mongeau
Famous in Love actress revealed in February 2019 that she and the YouTube star split after being in an open relationship for more than a year. Thorne wrote on Twitter, “Tana and I aren’t together anymore, pls stop asking. We love U guys.” Mongeau also confirmed the breakup news and tweeted, “I love her forever don’t get that twisted. she changed my life forever. don’t rly wanna talk on it.. there’s no negativity at all.” Ryan Seacrest and Shayna Taylor Us Weekly confirmed in February that the Live With Kelly and Ryan cohost and the personal chef split after nearly three years of dating. Seacrest and Taylor were briefly linked from 2013 to 2014, and gave their relationship a second chance in 2016. Charlie Weber and Liza Weil
How to Get Away with Murder costars split in February 2019 after nearly three years together, Weber confirmed to Us. “Liza and I share an amazing relationship rooted in love and respect. That relationship has found its way back to the great friendship we’ve always had,” the 90210 alum’s statement read. “We will continue to support each other and will always love working together.”? Khloé Kardashian and Tristan Thompson
Sources confirmed to
Us Weekly in February 2019 that Kardashian and Thompson called it quits. Their breakup came 10 months after the NBA star was caught cheating on the reality TV personality with multiple women just days before she gave birth to their daughter, True. Days before their split, a source told Us exclusively that the Good American founder — who celebrated Valentine’s Day alone — had been “living and behaving as a single mother” and hadn’t “traveled to Cleveland [where Thompson plays basketball] in a while.” Lady Gaga and Christian Carino
It was confirmed in February 2019 the “Born This Way” singer and the talent agent
called off their engagement. Rumors of a split began after a solo Gaga attended the 61st annual Grammy Awards earlier that month without her engagement ring. The pair started dating in February 2017 and Us broke the news in November 2017 that Carino popped the question several months prior. Weeks prior to their breakup, Gaga and Carino attended their last red carpet together at the 2019 SAG Awards. Jeff Lewis and Gage Edward
Flipping Out star announced his split from his boyfriend of more than eight years during an episode of his Sirius XM show on January 31, revealing Edward had moved out of their home the night prior. “This has been a long time coming,” Lewis said. “We’ve been in separate rooms for a very long time.” The two are parents to daughter Monroe, whom they welcomed via surrogate in October 2016. Frankie Grande, Daniel Sinasohn and Mike Pophis Ariana Grande‘s older brother told Us Weekly exclusively on January 30 that he is single after briefly being part of a throuple with a married couple. “I’m super grateful for my last relationship,” he told Us. “I grew so much in it, and at the same time, it wasn’t working out anymore. I’m super glad that we decided to end things amicably. And that we can all remain friends … that’s the important thing.” Jennie and Kai The BLACKPINK member and the EXO boy bander called it quits just weeks after confirming their romance. “It is true that Kai and Jennie have recently parted ways,” SM Entertainment, which represents EXO, said in a statement on January 25. A South Korean cable network reported that the pair split to focus more on work, but SM Entertainment did not confirm the details of the breakup at the time. Joel Kinnaman and Cleo Wattenstr?m Us exclusively revealed on January 23 that the Suicide Squad actor and the tattoo artist split after two years of marriage. Multiple sources told Us that the twosome, who wed in 2016, called it quits in 2018, but remain friends. Ashley Martson and Jay Smith
The ’90 Day Fiancé’ stars filed for divorce on January 11 after eight months of marriage. The pair fueled split rumors in December 2018 after the Jamaica native started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $5,000 to “get a place to stay.” The TLC personalities also accused each other of infidelity during their marriage.
Tom Arnold and Ashley Groussman
The actor announced the news on January 21. “It’s a long time coming and we have been together for almost 11 years,” he told
Us, noting that he is “very grateful” for the family he started with his now-estranged wife. “For the last couple years, couple three years, it’s been very unusual in the house. But my kids and I have a whole life, a wonderful life. I’ve been telling my wife, ‘It’s OK. Just do whatever you gotta do.’ So, she moved out.” Lauren Alaina and Alex Hopkins
American Idol alum and her high school sweetheart called off their engagement and ended their six-year relationship in January 2019. “While we still have love for each other, we’ve grown into very different people over the last six years,” they wrote in a joint Instagram statement. “We are now in a place where we are each looking forward to starting our own fresh, new chapters of our lives.” Adriana Lima and Metin Hara Us Weekly confirmed that the former Victoria’s Secret model and the Invasion of Love — The Path author went their separate ways in January after a year and a half of dating. The former pair met in June 2017 and became a couple one month later.? Peyton List and Cameron Monaghan
Shameless alum seemingly confirmed his split with the Disney actress in January. “Hey @PeytonList, figured now was as good a time as any to post this. The video was taken on the set of Anthem about two days after we had started dating. I was obviously smitten,” Monaghan tweeted along with a video of him gushing about his now-ex. “Thanks for sharing nearly two amazing years together. Love you and wish you the best.” Jonathan Rivera and Fernanda Flores
Rivera confirmed his split from Flores on January 10 after weeks of speculation. “I haven’t spoken to Fernanda since December 22,” he told
In Touch at the time. “I have a lot going on and so in the midst of all the craziness, I try to focus on what’s important. … Fernanda’s not a gold digger. Fernanda didn’t come here for a green card. What happened was things change, things change and people change and I can’t help that.” The pair married during the season 6 finale of 90 Day Fiancé, which aired on TLC in December 2018. Chris and Mary Joan Hansen
Mary Joan filed for divorce in June 2018. However, news of the couple’s split after 30 years of marriage did not break until January 17 after the
To Catch a Predator host was arrested and charged with issuing bad checks. The duo, who weathered a cheating scandal in 2011, share two children. Matt Helders and Breana McDow
The Arctic Monkeys drummer filed for divorce from his wife on January 17 after two years of marriage, according to multiple outlets including TMZ and the
Daily Mail. The couple, who wed in Italy in June 2016, share daughter Amelia.? Heather Locklear and Chris Heisser
The Melrose Place alum and her on-off boyfriend reportedly called it quits in January. Their rocky romance, arrests and other run-ins with the law made headlines throughout 2018.
Colt Johnson and Larissa Dos Santos Lima
90 Day Fiancé stars parted acrimoniously, with Johnson filing for divorce on January 11, the same day that his Brazilian wife was arrested for the third time for domestic battery. The couple, who starred in season 6 of the TLC reality show, met online and got engaged five days after meeting face to face. Their relationship was plagued by allegations of cheating, with Dos Santos Lima claiming that her husband was being unfaithful with women he met online. Brie Larson and Alex Greenwald
Brie Larson and Alex Greenwald ended their engagement in January 2019 after nearly three years. The
Captain Marvel actress had reportedly been dating the Phantom Planet rocker since 2013, and the duo got engaged in March 2016 during a trip to Tokyo. Toni Braxton and Birdman
Birdman filled fans in on his relationship status via his Instagram Story on January 1 in a since-deleted post. “It’s over …” he wrote. The rapper and Braxton also deleted all photos of each other from their Instagram accounts. The “Long as I Live” singer confirmed the duo’s engagement in February 2018.
Julia Michaels and Lauv
The “Issues” songstress hinted at trouble in paradise when she wrote, “No more dating narcissists,” on Instagram on January 2, two months after confirming her romance with Lauv. Michaels shared more cryptic notes via Twitter as fans encouraged her to move on from her “There’s No Way” collaborator.
Bailee Madison and Alex Lange Us confirmed on January 9 that the Good Witch star and the YouTuber called it quits after two years of dating. Jeff and MacKenzie Bezos
The Amazon CEO, whose net worth fluctuates from $120 billion to $160 billion, announced his plans to divorce his wife, MacKenzie Bezos, on January 9 after 25 years of marriage. “As our family and close friends know, after a long period of loving exploration and trial separation, we have decided to divorce and continue our shared lives as friends. We feel incredibly lucky to have found each other and deeply grateful for every one of the years we have been married to each other. If we had known we would separate after 25 years, we would do it all again,” the businessman and the novelist wrote in a joint statement on Twitter. “We’ve had such a great life together as a married couple, and we also see wonderful futures ahead, as parents, friends, partners in ventures and projects, and as individuals pursuing ventures and adventures. Though the labels might be different, we remain a family, and we remain cherished friends.”
Law & Order creator filed for legal separation from his third wife, Noelle Wolf, in December 2018. Noelle later filed for legal separation in January 2019. The pair — who married in June 2006 — share two children. Dick was previously married to Susan Scranton and Christine Marburg. James Maslow and Gabriela Lopez
Big Time Rush alum and the model called it quits before the 2019 Golden Globes. “Just going through a breakup and I haven’t acknowledged it until this moment, that it’s an official thing,” told Us Weekly exclusively. “I’m single for the first time in almost a year.” Ronnie Ortiz-Magro and Jen Harley
The on-again, off-again couple, who began dating in July 2017 and have broken up multiple times since,
split once more after a getting into a blowout on December 31, 2018. “They broke up before New Year’s Eve, got back together right before then and got in a big fight,” a source told Us Weekly?of the pair. “They’re currently broken up … They have a very volatile relationship. It’s either great or the total opposite.” Ortiz-Magro filed a domestic battery report against on January 3 for allegedly hurling a glass ashtray at him during the feud, leaving him Harley cut up and bloody. One day prior, Us Weekly reported that the MTV star had been named a “ person of interest” after the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department responded to a residence following a call about a potential burglary where there was “damage to items inside the home.” The former pair share daughter Ariana. Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik
Multiple sources confirmed to
Us?in January 2019 that the supermodel and the “Dusk Till Dawn” singer were “ done.” “They could get back together, but it’s over for now,” one insider revealed, with another adding that Hadid “tried hard to make it work,” but Malk has “a lot of his own issues that she couldn’t help him get through.” The twosome were first linked in November 2015 and parted ways once in March 2018, but were spotted packing on the PDA in New York City less than two months later. Lily Allen and MC Meridian
The “F—k You” singer revealed in January 2019 that she and the MC had
called it quits after three years of dating. “I’m single, for the first time since I was about 15,” she told podcast host Elizabeth Day on her “ How to Fail With Elizabeth Day” show on January 2. “We’ve been broken up for about three weeks.” 45/45 SLIDES