Off the hook.
Wendy Williams’ son, Kevin Hunter Jr., had his assault case dismissed after allegedly attacking his father, Kevin Hunter Sr.
According to reports, Williams’ 18-year-old son appeared in court on Tuesday and pleaded not guilty to allegedly assaulting his father, Kevin Sr., in May. According to reports, prosecutors reviewed the case and decided not to press charges.
Kevin Jr. was arrested on May 21 after getting into a fight with his father in New Jersey, the Essex County Prosecutor’s Office told ET.
ET confirmed that Kevin Jr. was arrested by the West Orange Police and charged with simple assault following an incident with his father at approximately 9:50 p.m. at a store. He was later released. Kevin Jr. is the only child of the 54-year-old talk show host and Kevin Sr., who are in the middle of a divorce after nearly 22 years of marriage.
A source told ET that Kevin Jr. punched his father in the face. “Kevin Jr. was a bit aggressive towards his father and his father tried to control the situation,” the source said. “Kevin Jr. then punched his father in the face and the cops were called sometime later. Kevin Sr. and Kevin Jr. have always had a great relationship. Not everything is as it appears and Kevin Sr. looks forward to moving past this.”
On Monday, Wendy Williams returned to host The Wendy Williams Show after a five-week hiatus and wasted no time diving into the Hot Topic of the day: herself. Or more specifically, her dating life in the wake of her split from estranged husband Kevin Hunter.
“Well, I’m not on the market anymore,” she said. “I don’t know how I’m doing! I’m not in love, but there’s somebody that I’m crazy about.”
“All right, listen. It’s not who you think. Mother doesn’t deal with children,” she continued, seemingly referencing her recent fling with a 27-year-old convicted felon named Marc Tomblin. “But it just so happens that I guess with my charm and wit I attract people of all ages. If you’re 27, like my new friend Marc — okay, relax. So here’s the deal. The paparazzi are chasing. [Marc is] from L.A. He came to New York, he had never been to New York before. And I am a hand-holder. If we go out, I am holding your hand. I went out last night for dinner with my executive producer David Perler and I held his hand.”
“You all think I’m messing around with a 27-year-old — 27-year-old boys, quite frankly, do find me very attractive. I get it,” she added. “But when it comes time for the comfort of a man, I need somebody in his 50s, too. And he’s got to work.”
“It helps that he’s a doctor,” she hinted as the audience began cheering wildly. “I am not going to say one more word. You’re not going to blow this for me. But he’s been married, his kids are in their 20s. And yes, he’s black. I know you’re wondering.”
Wendy Williams also revealed that she has been diagnosed with lymphoedema when she talked to her audience about paparazzi shots that showed her swollen ankles.
“Lymphoedema, by the way, I’ve been diagnosed,” she told the crowd on Monday, explaining why her ankles were puffy in the images. “It’s not going to kill me, but I do have a machine — and how dare you talk about the swelling of it all.”
She reassured her fans that she doing alright despite the new diagnosis, and even joked that the machine that helps alleviate her swelling is a huge hit at parties.
“I’ve got it under control. If [the swelling] in my feet never goes all the way down, at least I have this machine,” she explained. “I sit for 45 minutes a day. It’s the best party entertainer ever. Everybody [that] comes over wants to do it.”
Kevin Hunter Jr. pleaded not guilty for allegedly assaulting his father, Kevin Hunter, Page Six confirmed.
The 18-year-old son of Kevin Sr. and daytime talk show host Wendy Williams appeared in a New Jersey court on Tuesday for his arraignment following his May 21 arrest for getting into a brawl with his father outside a Krauszer’s Food Store in West Orange. Hunter Jr. wore black slacks and a white button-down shirt without a tie for the appearance.
The prosecutor reportedly asked for more time to review the case, and no action was taken. Hunter Jr. will have another court appearance in the near future.
A source told Page Six that both Williams and Kevin Sr. — who are in the midst of a divorce — were at the courthouse but stayed outside the courtroom so as not to make a spectacle.
As Page Six exclusively revealed, the fight began after Kevin Jr. called his father “a bitch” and resulted in Kevin Jr.’s arrest for domestic violence simple assault.
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North Carolina native Marc Tomblin was convicted in 2013 of conspiracy to commit robbery with a dangerous weapon and breaking and entering, according to state records obtained by Bossip, which was the first to reveal Tomblin’s identity. He reportedly committed the crimes within days of each other.
Tomblin served 15 months in federal prison, the minimum for the two convictions, which ran concurrently, according to the website. He was on probation after being released in 2014.
Williams, 54, apparently knows about Tomblin’s troubled past, as she admitted to TMZ that her assistant gave her a heads up. “I am a 54-year-old grown-ass woman,” she told the site. “I know what I’m doing.”
On Sunday night, a photographer caught up with 54-year-old Williams as she was leaving LA’s Roscoe’s Chicken & Waffles with the mystery man she recently posted a photo of on Instagram, asking how she and her family were doing in the wake of the divorce and her son’s arrest.
“Young Kevin and I are fine,” Williams said in the video, which was obtained by TMZ. “Big [Kevin], Godspeed. Sometimes in life stuff happens and it’s OK. I still got a very full life that I really adore. Please don’t make me cry.”
Despite her best efforts, the talk show host began to sob as she continued to reflect on her broken marriage.
“I didn’t plan on this but it is what it is … I have a very full life,” she continued, as tears flowed down her face. “Thank you for watching. I would ask you to respect our privacy, but please, I don’t respect people’s privacy, that’s why I do [the segment] ‘Hot Topics’ … all three of us are doing fine.”
Williams also said that although she and “Big Kev” won’t reconcile, fans will see them together again as a family.
“[My son] Kevin’s gotta graduate from college. He’s going into his sophomore year,” she explained. “He’s going to get married … Everyone’s gotta grow up.”
She also vaguely referenced her son’s alleged assault against his father and said they’ll be fine.
“They’re not apart,” she said. “You know stuff happens in life.”