Wendy Williams is dropping new bombshells about her life and troubled marriage as she promotes her new Lifetime biopic and companion documentary.
Ciera Peyton plays the talk show diva in Wendy Williams: The Movie. The film focuses on Williams’ rise from a DJ in Philadelphia, Washington, D.C. and New York, to internationally-known talk show host.
Morocco Omari co-stars as Williams’ ex-husband Kevin Hunter. The film portrays Hunter as a serial cheater, although Williams stayed with him for over two decades.
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Earlier this month at the virtual press junket for the biopic and accompanying documentary titled Wendy Williams: What a Mess!, Williams was asked why she stayed with Hunter.
“The more I would look into my son’s eyes, and the things that he needed regarding having his father present in the home and his mother, and a family foundation, the more I decided to give of myself and I figured I would get it on the back end, so to speak,” she said. “My divorce was about a good 10 years in the making.”
Hunter fathered a child with another woman in 2019. Weeks later, Williams filed for divorce and Hunter left his post as an executive producer on his wife’s syndicated talk show.
He issued a statement at the time saying, “I am not proud of my recent actions and take full accountability and apologize to my wife, my family and her amazing fans.”
Williams serves as an executive producer on the two Lifetime films, and said she invited Hunter to the set of the biopic to see how he was being portrayed.
“He was definitely invited by me as well as Lifetime with a promissory note from me that he would not be talked about in any other way but my truth in the documentary and depicted in any other way but my truth in the movie,” she stated. “This is my movie. It’s my truth.”
Hunter has not made any public comments during Williams’ media blitz promoting the two films.
You can catch Wendy Williams: The Movie on Saturday, Jan. 30 at 8 pm ET/PT, followed by the documentary Wendy Williams: What a Mess! at 10 pm.
Watch the video of Williams’ comments below.