By Prince Hakeem
It looks like Wendy Williams isn’t quite done with her soon to be ex-husband Kevin Hunter. According to reports, even though Wendy and Kevin are still heading towards a divorce, it looks like Williams is softening up on her husband and is working out a deal for him to come back as her business manager. Seems strange, but given that the Wendy Williams Show is set to end after it’s upcoming 11th season, Wendy is trying to keep the companies both of them have built in tact.
via Daily Mail:
After a series of face-to-face meetings, the pair even drafted a joint press statement to announce they will not dissolve their production company, publishing house or charitable foundation in a bid not to damage the ‘legacy’ of the work they’ve put in.
Though their 22-year marriage ended in infidelity and acrimony, a source told DailyMail.com the two still make a ‘solid team’, having built a successful business, which they are now trying to preserve with a carefully negotiated divorce deal.
DailyMail.com understands that lawyers for the pair are close to a settlement agreement and Williams has paved the way for Hunter to return as her business manager providing he refrain from pursuing her over alimony.
‘Wendy and Kevin’s marriage might be over but they still have love for one another and she realizes that when it comes to business they had a great partnership, there was definitely magic there,’ a source close to the couple told DailyMail.com.
‘Wendy has come around to the idea that it makes more sense for Kevin to stick around, it’s best for her business and career and for their family.
‘Since he left the business there’s been a lot of infighting and back-biting behind the scenes, that’s the kind of stuff Kevin kept a handle on.
‘Of course Wendy was furious with Kevin over his affair, she felt he had publicly humiliated her and she wanted to come out fighting, but she’s since softened her view of him and wants an amicable divorce.
‘He has been very supportive, particularly around her struggles with alcoholism.’
But while the couple is understood to be trying to resolve their split ‘amicably’ for the sake of their family, Hunter is concerned that if he agrees to come back as Williams’ business manager and make certain concessions in the divorce settlement, she could easily decide to fire him down the line, the source explained
‘Kevin is willing to work with Wendy but he wants to make sure anything he decides to do is in his best interests, that’s what’s being sorted out now,’ the source said.
The deal would mean that Hunter and Williams’ companies, including The Hunter Foundation, WW Talk Productions and Hunter Publishing Group, will not be dissolved as a result of their divorce.
Instead, Wendy will resign as an officer from the foundation but ‘will support from time to time, as well as will be involved with other philanthropic efforts that are important to her,’ the source said.
‘In recognizing generational wealth, these organizations were built as a family, and Wendy and Kevin want to pass them on to their son for his future,’ the source added.