ABCWendy Williams is opening up about her very public breakup with her now-estranged husband, Kevin Hunter.
In an interview with The New York Times Magazine, Williams confirms that Hunter had a daughter outside their marriage, but says that, while she’s extremely hurt by his infidelity, she refuses to bash him publicly.
“People want me to hate and scream and talk. I won’t,” she said. “It bothers me that people say, ‘Keep it as clean as you can, because you have a child together.’ That’s not the main reason to keep it clean. The main reason I won’t talk badly about Kevin is that he was my first true love.”
“I will not have people talk badly. I talk filthy about him, but that is when I get in my apartment and the door is closed and I am talking to myself in the mirror,” she adds. “I never thought that I would be in this position. I’m a very forgiving person, but there’s one thing that I could never be a part of, and that one thing happened.”
Williams, who announced in March that she was living in a sober house, also says it wasn’t because she’d relapsed.
“Cocaine has been off my map for years. I don’t take pills,” she said.
Williams also notes that the sober house offered the opportunity for her to “go someplace quiet” to deal with the news of Hunter’s infidelity.
“When you see your husband’s mistress with a burgeoning belly and you’re a blabbermouth on TV with a successful show, you know what’s about to happen,” she said. “I had to process it so that once I came out, I came out on top. I didn’t work for three decades to land at the bottom over some s**t like this.”
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