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Wendy Hunter Bio, Age, Family, Husband, Career, Illness, Net Worth, and More

Wendy Hunter is an American ex-broadcaster, media figure, and author, gained prominence for hosting The Wendy Williams Show, a nationally syndicated TV talk show, from 2008 to 2021. Before her television career, Williams made a name for herself as a radio DJ and host, earning recognition in New York City for her provocative style as a shock jock.


Age- 59 years

Full name-Wendy Joan Hunter

Height- 1.78 m


Born- 18 July 1964

Birthplace- Asbury Park, New Jersey, United States

Spouse-Kevin Hunter (m. 1999–2020), Bert Girigorie (m. 1994–1995)

Profession-American media personality and writer

Nationality- American


Wendy’s parents, Shirley Williams and Thomas Williams Sr., boasted a total of three master’s degrees between them. Her mother worked as a special education teacher, while her father, Thomas, served as both a teacher and a school principal.

Wendy Williams parents


Wendy Williams’ Siblings: Wanda Williams, Thomas Williams Jr.


She tied the knot with Bert Girigorie in 1994, but their marriage ended in separation the following year. Wendy then married Kevin Hunter in 1999. Their relationship began in 1994 and culminated in the birth of their son, Kevin Jr., in 2000. However, after over two decades together, Williams filed for divorce in 2019 amid allegations of Hunter having a child with another woman. Their divorce was finalized in 2020.

Wendy Williams husband-son


Williams began her career trajectory at Northeastern University in Boston, initially aspiring to become a television anchor. However, she swiftly transitioned to radio, seeing it as a faster route to advancement despite her parents’ reservations. Graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in communication and a minor in journalism, she ventured into radio, where she interviewed the likes of LL Cool J and recapped soap operas on air. Her professional journey continued with stints at various radio stations, including WQHT in New York City, where she eventually landed a full-time position. Over the years, she expanded her presence, co-hosting syndicated music programs and eventually returning to New York airwaves on WBLS.

Wendy Williams career

In 2008, she made the leap to television, hosting her own nationally syndicated talk show, which garnered widespread success. Alongside her broadcasting career, Williams delved into reality television production, executive producing shows like “Celebrities Undercover” and a biographical film for Lifetime. However, her personal life became increasingly publicized, particularly due to health issues like Graves’ disease and her relationship with her former husband. Despite facing challenges, including health-related hiatuses from her show, Williams remained a prominent figure in media until the conclusion of “The Wendy Williams Show” in 2022. In early 2022, she faced financial issues when her bank froze her accounts, sparking legal proceedings over concerns of financial exploitation, a situation contested by Williams and her legal team.

Net Worth

Wendy Williams’ Estimated Net Worth: $20 Million

Wendy Williams, Diagnosed with Dementia

A statement released on behalf of Wendy Williams’ caretakers reveals that she has been diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia and frontotemporal dementia, the same condition actor Bruce Willis has. These diagnoses, at the age of 59, have already posed considerable challenges in Wendy’s life, impacting both her behavior and cognition. As awareness of this tragic condition continues to grow, it sheds light on the struggles individuals like Wendy face.

Wendy Williams Diagnosed with Dementia

“Wendy is still able to do many things for herself. Most importantly, she maintains her trademark sense of humour and is receiving the care she requires to make sure she is protected and that her needs are addressed. She appreciates the many kind thoughts and good wishes being sent her way,” the statement said.

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