More than two weeks after Wendy Williams’ husband and son got into a fight that led to the arrest of their 18-year-old son, the father and son are reportedly still at odds.
Insiders divulged to TMZ Sunday, June 9, that Kevin Hunter Jr. has been giving dad Kevin Hunter the silent treatment after the two sparred in May. The sources claim that Hunter Sr. believes he and his son should make amends on their own and that he thinks “The Wendy Williams Show” host is behind his son’s refusal to hear him out.
The alleged update comes after the father and son, whom Wendy referred to as Kevin and Kevin on her show, came to blowsin the parking lot of a New Jersey store on May 22. The incident occurred after midnight after the two started arguing about the elder Kevin seeking spousal support from his estranged wife. During the spat, Kevin Sr. allegedly claimed Williams was “brainwashing” Kevin Jr.
Kevin Sr. is said to have placed his son in a headlock and the college freshman punched his dad in the nose to get loose from his dad’s grip.
The elder Kevin told TMZ he would not press charges.
“I love my son very much and I will not be pursuing this matter legally,” he said. “Things are not always how they appear.”
Kevin Sr. is said to be committed to mending fences with his son. Sources said he understands Kevin Jr. being protective over his mom. However, the ousted “The Wendy Williams Show” executive producer wants to ameliorate the situation.
Still, Williams’ estranged husband reportedly blames the talk show host for ruining his relationship with his son in the first place, a source told the celebrity gossip site last month. Kevin Sr. reportedly feels Williams has turned Kevin Jr. against him and tarnished his name. It’s said that the younger Kevin has turned down his father’s attempts to spend time together and has been sending only terse replies to his dad’s lengthy text messages.
TMZ caught up with Williams and she began bursting into tears when asked about the family. “Young Kevin and I are fine, you know, Big, God’s speed and stuff happens in life and it’s okay.” She says before breaking down.
“I have a very full life. Thank you for watching. I would ask you to respect our privacy but please I don’t respect people’s privacy that’s why I do the hot topics, so turning that is a fair game. All three of us are doing fine”
Williams filed to divorce Hunter in April following reports that he fathered a child with his longtime mistress. She then began removing him from his roles within her company and dissolved the family’s charitable foundation.