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Charlamagne: I Had a 'Front-Row Seat' to 'Abuse' in Wendy Williams' Marriage

Happy it’s over. Charlamagne Tha God is relieved his former friend <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrities/wendy-williams/">Wendy Williams</a> <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/wendy-williams-files-for-divorce-from-husband-kevin-hunter/">split from her estranged husband</a>, Kevin Hunter, as the radio personality claims he witnessed the hardships the pair faced during their marriage. <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/pictures/wendy-williams-health-and-personal-struggles-through-the-years/"> Wendy Williams’ Health and Personal Struggles Through the Years </a> Charlamagne, 40, noted on the Thursday, April 18, episode of Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Show: “For me, someone who used to be friends with Wendy, work with Wendy, and having a front-row seat to a lot of the abuse I saw her endure, I’m just happy she’s finally free.” One day prior, Williams, 54, told her Wendy Williams Show viewers that the Black Privilege author <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/wendy-williams-dj-boof-charlamagne-tha-god-asked-me-out/">asked her out to dinner</a> after she filed for divorce. Charlamagne, however, told radio cohost Angela Yee that he was not trying to take the talk show host out on a date. Instead, he wanted Williams to know that he has her back. “We did speak on the phone for a very long time. It was just good for us to clear the air on a lot of things and I wish her the best,” the Guy Code vs. Girl Code alum explained. “She got a lot of healing to do and I’m all about healing and letting go of toxic people in your life. And I think when you let go of toxic people in your life, that’s a big step in loving yourself. So, I hope she keeps going. And I also know, in times like this, people need support and love, so I have no problem showing her support and letting her know I’m here if she needs me.” <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/pictures/celebrity-splits-of-2019-biggest-celebrity-breakups-of-the-year/"> Celebrity Splits of 2019 </a> As for who will pick up the tab when the pair eventually find time to hang out? “I have a stern rule that if I go to dinner with somebody who has more money than me, they have to pay,” Charlamagne quipped. “So, I think it would be only right for her to pay.” The Ask Wendy author <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/wendy-williams-was-in-an-amazing-mood-after-filing-for-divorce/">filed for divorce from Hunter</a>, 46, on April 10, and he was served the paperwork the following morning. The pair were married for more than 21 years and share 18-year-old son Kevin Jr. Weeks before their split, <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/entertainment/news/kevin-hunter-fired-from-the-wendy-williams-show-amid-divorce/">the former Wendy Williams Show executive producer</a>‘s alleged mistress, Sharina Hudson, <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/wendy-williams-husband-kevin-alleged-mistress-welcome-baby-reports/">gave birth to a daughter</a>. Hunter has not commented on the paternity of the child, but <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/wendy-williams-finally-woke-up-when-she-filed-for-divorce/">broke his silence on the divorce</a> on Tuesday, April 16. <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/pictures/stars-fired-from-jobs-2012102/"> Stars Who Were Fired From Jobs </a> “I am not proud of my recent actions and take full accountability and apologize to my wife, my family and her amazing fans,” he said in a statement to Us Weekly. “I am going through a time of self-reflection and am trying to right some wrongs. No matter what the outcome is or what the future holds, we are still The Hunter Family and I will continue to work with and fully support my wife in this business and through any and all obstacles she may face living <a href="https://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/wendy-williams-sobriety-journey-is-a-work-in-progress/">her new life of sobriety</a>, while I also work on mine. I ask that you please give me and my family privacy as we heal. Thank you.” Us Weekly has reached out to Williams’ and Hunter’s reps for comment.
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