Wendy Williams’ cheating husband has told his long term mistress he can’t leave his wife of 22 years because she paid all the bills.
Kevin Hunter, 47, is dating a younger massage therapist Sharina Hudson, 33, right under the nose of wendy Williams.
It’s understood the affair is at the root of 54-year-old Williams’ dependence on alcohol and prescription drugs after she finally admitted on Tuesday she’s living in a sober house to tackle her demons after being contacted with .
Hunter’s mistress has given her married boyfriend several ultimatums, insisting he leave Williams so they can settle down and start a family together, according to a source close to the couple.
But Hunter – who manages his TV star wife’s career and runs a production company they jointly own has given her a reality check and insists on continuing to juggle both women.
Kevin is in love with Sharina but he told her he can’t leave his wife, but the only reason he is still with Wendy is because he and Sharina can’t take care of themselves they need her money,’ a source reveals..
‘She’s living in a very nice apartment in Manhattan he pays for and he got her a studio in midtown for one of her many businesses that he supports.
‘He put her through school to be a massage therapist; he opened a kiosk for her at a mall in North Carolina where she’s from.
‘He helped her set up a jewelry and clothing line online called VISH. But none of her businesses have been a success.’
This comes as new intimate photos obtained by DailyMailTV show Hunter and his mistress getting up close and personal.
In a recent snapshot, the pair pose up next to each other in bed surrounded by white pillows and white sheets.
Hunter is shirtless while Hudson appears to be wearing a tube-top night dress and flicks a peace sign at the camera.
Devastated, Williams quickly plunged into a depression while recovering from the injury and began drinking heavily and popping pills.
And instead of returning to her show in the New Year, Williams flew to Delray Beach, Florida, where she checked into a luxury detox and rehab facility.
Shockingly, the source reveals that when Williams’ husband visited his wife in rehab he took his mistress along for a mini-break.
‘Kevin flew to Florida to visit his wife and took Sharina with him,’ the source said. ‘She stayed at the hotel while he went to see Wendy during the day.’
The source says that whenever Hunter takes his wife on vacation, his mistress is usually there too.
Every time he takes Wendy to Miami for the weekend, Sharina travels separately and stays at another hotel down the street,’ the source said.
‘Wendy knows about Sharina but is willing to put up with it as long as there’s an understanding that there will be no baby and she doesn’t get humiliated.’
The source added that Williams has been ‘brainwashed’ by her husband.
‘He controls everything, he takes her phone, she has zero friends, she’s not in regular contact with her family. He controls every aspect of her life because he’s insecure,’ the source said.
‘His only skill is spending her money and the money trickles down to Sharina.
‘Wendy’s attitude is disgusting so no one has sympathy for her.
‘She started deteriorating on the show in plain view, but she fed her fans this story about Graves’ disease, and now it comes out that it was alcohol and drugs all along.’