The Truth About Wendy Williams' First Husband

Wendy Williams has spoken frankly about her relationship with her ex-husband Kevin Hunter, whom she famously dragged on her talk show following their split. Williams and Hunter finalized their divorce in 2019, after 21 years of marriage. Amid their separation, Hunter was spotted out with alleged mistress, Sharina Hudson, while the talk show host was battling addiction issues.

Williams and Hunter finalized their divorce in January 2020, citing irreconcilable differences as the cause for the split. The former radio broadcaster opened up about her tumultuous marriage to Hunter in an interview with Insider, and revealed that she knew her relationship was in trouble two years after it began. "Kevin was a serial cheat. He cheated when I dated him. He cheated when I married him," she told the publication. "He cheated while I was on bed rest during the entire nine months of me being pregnant."

And while Williams may have been open about her marriage to Hunter, many fans may be surprised to learn that the talk show host was married long before then.

Wendy Wendy was married in the early 1990s

Wendy Williams rose to fame as a prominent New York City radio personality in the 1990s. It was during the start of her major market career that Williams became romantically involved with a man named Bert Girigorie. As revealed in her 2021 Lifetime documentary, "Wendy Williams: What A Mess," the former shock jock married Girigorie in 1994, but the pair split after just five months together.

Girigorie, who describes himself as a sales and marketing professional, recently opened up about his brief marriage to Williams, which he claims ended due to her "bizarre" behavior. "It was very bizarre. She just turned into a different person," he told Radar Online in 2019. "I don't know what was going on. I didn't understand a lot of things that she did. I didn't understand what her motivations were." 

Girigorie went on to explain that while he was unaware of Williams' alleged drug use during their relationship, he suggested addiction may have caused many of the broadcaster's actions. He also recalled an instance during their honeymoon when Williams demanded to spend a night alone, which caused the couple to have a huge argument. Their marriage ended a short while later.

Wendy Williams is still facing turmoil

In addition to her failed marriage to ex-husband Kevin Hunter, Wendy Williams recently found herself dealing with a number of personal hurdles. After being noticeably missing from her purple chair in fall 2021, it was announced that Williams would not return to "The Wendy Williams" show for its final season. Williams' rep cited complications from Graves' disease and an ongoing thyroid condition.

Williams' problems were further complicated after Wells Fargo froze her bank accounts. Per Variety, the financial institution believed that Williams was an "incapacitated person," and therefore unable to oversee her financial affairs. In response to the claim, William's attorney said in a statement, "Wendy wants the world to know that she strenuously denies all allegations about her mental health and well-being." However, a source later told The U.S. Sun that Kevin Hunter Jr. — Williams' only child — charged nearly $100,000 to his mother's American Express card, which prompted the action taken by Wells Fargo.