Wendy Williams’ son Kevin Jr. got arrested for punching his dad in the face

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For the past few weeks, Wendy Williams has been doing her talk show and making references to her new single life following her estrangement and divorce filing from her shady, abusive husband Kevin Hunter Sr. Personally, I think it’s way too soon for Wendy to even talk about dating other men, but whatever, it’s her life. Kevin and Wendy’s son, Kevin Jr., is 18 years old and he’s been in the middle of this mess the whole time. Kevin Jr. has been staying with his mom in her new place, as Kevin Sr. has been staying in the family home in New Jersey. Yesterday, Wendy took her son back to the NJ home so he could pick something up. Jr. ended up punching his dad in the face.

Wendy Williams’ estranged husband, Kevin Hunter, and their son, Kevin Jr., got in a fight early Wednesday morning and police were called … sources tell TMZ. We’re told the incident went down at a store parking lot near the family home in New Jersey. Sources connected to the family tell TMZ, Wendy took 18-year-old Kevin Jr. to the home … he was there to pick something up. Wendy left and was coming back a short time later to pick him up.

We’re told Kevin Jr. did not know his dad was in the house, but we’re told everything was cool between them and they ended up going to a store together just after midnight. We’re told … in the store parking lot, they got into an argument over Kevin’s demand for spousal support. Kevin Sr. then launched and claimed Wendy was “brainwashing” their son against him.

Our sources say it got physical when Kevin Sr. allegedly put his son in a headlock, and we’re told Kevin Jr. punched him in the nose to break the hold.

10:15 AM PT– Kevin Hunter tells TMZ, “I love my son very much and I will not be pursuing this matter legally. Things are not always how they appear.”

10:49 AM PT — Sources with knowledge of the argument say Kevin Sr. has urged his son for a long time to carve his own path to success. We’re told things bubbled over Tuesday night when the conversation continued, and Sr. told Jr. he needed to work hard on his own and without Wendy’s handouts.

11:02 AM PT — Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Wendy’s son, Kevin, was arrested for assault. Now it makes sense why Kevin Sr. said he was not interested in pursuing the matter legally.

[From TMZ]

Yeah, my guess is that the argument started as a father pontificating about how his son needs to do this and that for himself and the son was like “then why are you asking mom for spousal support? Why can’t YOU work without mom’s handouts?” and the dad got mad and started abusing his son. My guess is that with a piece of work like Kevin Hunter Sr., his abuse didn’t end with Wendy, it extended to his son too. I hope Wendy and Kevin Jr. get away and stay away.

Wendy Williams spotted returning to the sober house after candid admission

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  1. Victoria says:

    What a POS

    • Kim says:

      what the hell was PoS doing talking about not getting a hand out? lmao ummm he and his baby producing POS girlfriend were both taking handouts from wendy. He’s acting like he’s better than a person holding a cardboard sign outside a Walmart parking lot…he’s not.

      • Victoria says:

        Exactly!!! Jr should’ve pressed charges for being put in a headlock. Poor Wendy and Jr

    • Lady2Lazy says:

      Wait, I thought he was to clear out of their marital home? Why was he there? If he was trespassing, wouldn’t there be a cause for charges?
      As for Sr., he truly is a POS. I don’t watch her show, but his blatant disregard for their marriage and only staying so he could manipulate the money train speaks volumes of his character. Now in light of him asking for spousal support is even worse. He’s a grown ass man, get a job like the rest of us. As for your son Sr., you have burned that bridge and Jr. should have filed charges. I bet that there is video surveillance to show the choke hold too.

  2. ChillyWilly says:

    Poor kid. The nerve of this creep to ask for spousal support! Wendy married a monster. I hope he gets nothing and his baby mama also leaves him when the money runs out.

  3. Seraphina says:

    I find the sentence that Kevin Sr has argued to his son to carve his own path for success. Really????? Because his dad did such a great example of that.

    • terra says:

      Plus, the kid is 18! He’s a baby, barely out of high school. When, exactly, was he supposed to ‘carve his own path’? Between History and Trig?

  4. Rebecca says:

    Why didn’t the police arrest Kevin Sr.? It sounds like he started it by putting his son in a head lock. When Jr. punched Sr. wasn’t that self defense?

    • Jamie says:

      Yeah, it’s BS that the police arrested Jr. He has a clear self-defense claim. Kevin Sr. is the one who should’ve been arrested for getting physical first and putting the kid in a headlock.

  5. BlueSky says:

    I feel sorry for the son. No telling what he has had to deal with.
    I’m not really surprised about Wendy dating. She is like several women I know that are terrified of being alone.

  6. Eliza says:

    He was put in a headlock and punched back and was arrested? Seriously? He’s a kid.

  7. Jennifer says:

    It’s such a good thing that at least Kevin Jr is no longer a minor so there isn’t going to be a long drawn out, mudslinging custody battle. But other than that, how utterly pathetic of Kevin Sr. Wendy brainwashing Jr??? No, he just knows the truth!! I just can’t with Kevin Sr’s “sources” throughout this entire divorce. He is a gaslighter, abuser, POS.

    • Amelie says:

      Ugh yeah I guess that’s the silver lining. He can’t use his son as a pawn in the divorce (which he probably wanted to) but at 18 his son is old enough to make his own decisions. Jr. probably has soooo many stories of watching his mother get verbally and physically abused. This incident makes me believe his father has physically abused him but now that Jr. is almost a man, he won’t be able to shove him around anymore now that Jr. is almost a full grown adult.

  8. notpretentious says:

    Rebecca, they normally arrest the person who caused visible physical assault. Kevin Jr. probably didn’t show any bruising to his face or body.

    • Meghan says:

      That’s what I was thinking. They may have eyewitnesses for the headlock but there is no real “proof” whereas a punch in the face would leave proof.

      Sr definitely deserved it and I think it’s rich that he is all “carve your own path, son!” Probably so he can profit from that too.

  9. Erinn says:

    Ouf. I genuinely feel bad for the son. I can’t imagine how horrible this all is for him, and how powerless he must feel.

    He’s seeing his mother broken – partially from addiction, but largely from her life with his father – which would make a less douchey man look like a villain to a lot of kids. On top of that he’s seeing his fathers shit behavior play out publicly – and not only that, he was so indiscreet that it’s all over the news/gossip that the sidepiece birth to his child.

    So not only has his father treated his mother like garbage, he’s also got himself a new family – which I can only imagine is heartbreaking for the son, and he’ll look at his brother or sister and just be reminded of the shit his father pulled. Throw in the spousal support issue and you’ve got a recipe for disaster.

    I genuinely hope for peace for this kid. He’s in a horrible position, and I hope he doesn’t end up feeling like he has to be his mothers caretaker. There’s a difference between being a supportive kid and picking up where people need you to when they’re at their lowest – I just hope he doesn’t feel like he’s always going to have to do that.

  10. manda says:

    I didn’t realize Kevin Jr was 18, I always think of him as a little boy (it’s been a few years since I tuned in to Wendy regularly). I feel so bad for him, this is just such an awful thing to have plastered in the rags everywhere. Kevin Sr is just beyond a POS. I know Wendy is far from perfect but he really betrayed that family

  11. BaeBae says:

    Kevin Jr is tired of how terrible Sr is treating his mom… poor kid was probably at his breaking point. Who even knows what he’s seen over the years 😢

  12. HK9 says:

    The fact that Kevin Sr would let his son get arrested in this situation says all I need to know about him. Poor kid.

  13. Birdie says:

    And Kelvin (his real legal name) also called the cops on Wendy not long ago. This pos called the cops on his son and ex. He is the worst.

  14. MrsDeAndre says:

    Yeah he called the cops after starting attacking his teenage son and he son hit to get out of a chokehold? Jesus I really want Sr. to be the one to get arrested for something and go away forever!

  15. JanetFerber says:

    I agree with Rebecca. The father showed aggression first and the son was just trying to free himself. Good for the kid. Also, I’m sure he’s totally upset about his mom and her suffering, so it’s quite understandable that he’d show antipathy towards the father.

  16. Lady Keller says:

    I normally dont advocate for violence but it makes me happy to picture him getting punched in the face. I hope Kevin jr doesnt have too much legal trouble because of this.

  17. Mindy_dopple says:

    He let his son get arrested and then later says he won’t pursue the matter. This is all just so he can say he’s a “good person” and he’s doing him a favor and not pressing charges. Who called the cops?! I bet it was his dad. This is just another way for him to coerce Wendy and his son.

    • Original T.C. says:

      Exactly. What type of father allows his son to be arrested? Sounds like he set this up. He lured his son into a public place, taunted him, physically abused him and when the son tries to defend himself he calls the police on the poor kid. Giving up his young Black son to the police so he can be viewed as “some young punk who is up to no good” and then pretending to be benevolent and not “press charges”. This man is filth.

      I hope Kevin J.R. presses charges on his father. Seriously this is a setup. Another way to hurt Wendy.

  18. JaneDoesWork says:

    What a complete piece of garbage. That poor kid. Wrong person is being charged here IMHO.

  19. Lwt00 says:

    Sr. has some nerve telling an 18 yr old to stop living off handouts. What’s he supposed to do, get a job in dad’s business like some other celebrity’s child? How about encouraging your kid to get an education and figure out who he wants to be, like a decent parent? Sr. is clearly an abusive POS and I hope they get a restraining order against him.

    • Tiffany says:

      And he just turned 18, like really recently. I mean…..UGH !!!

    • stephanie says:

      He has been admitted to college. Wendy has talked about it in regards to the college admissions scandal with Felicity Huffman/ Lori Loughlin. She talked about how she is proud of her son for who he is and that she would never #1 have the money to pay off a school to get her kid in and #2 wouldn’t want to set her kid up for failure by sending him somewhere where he wont be successfull.

      She said he is a b/c student going to what sounds like a state school and she talked about how that is great for him and she is proud of him!

  20. Michelle says:

    On a side note…why do a lot of pictures of Wendy look like she is crazed out of her mind? It’s like the photographers only get pics of her when she has made a face or in mid-blink or something like that

  21. Annie says:

    How dare this father tell his 18 year old son to not take handouts from his own mom, when he rode the coat tails of Wendy’s career to make something of himself and financially support his mistress. Why don’t you tell your mistress to financially support herself? You had to buy her a house with Wendy’s money. This is your son. He has a right.

    You’re screwing up your child with your nasty fights and infidelities, the least you can do is help him out. He doesn’t even have siblings to rely on during this horrible time. What else is money for anyway? If I were rich I would help my kids NOW, when I’m alive. Not have them fight for my fortune when I’m dead. I’m helping you now when you’re young and I can guide you. When I’m dead I’m donating the rest in my will so you don’t fight for my fortune. That’s how it should be. Why should everyone struggle when they don’t have to. Help those you can. Wendy says he’s a good kid. The father is just mad his son is not supporting his cheating ways.

    • stephanie says:

      I like that, what else is money for anyways. I agree! And besides, that is Wendy’s only child and that is HER money now. Kelvin is getting divorced so he cannot tell Wendy how to spend HER money on HER baby son anymore. The nerve of Kelvin

      Kelvin is JEALOUS of his son getting money from Wendy because KELVIN is cut off now from any future Wendy money. so sickening he is jealous of his own son!

      Wendy can spend her money on Kevin Jr however she damn well pleases! the hypocrisy of Kelvin is sickening!! Does anyone actually like this guy? he sounds awful! sounds like his own family hates him!

  22. Nicegirl says:

    Oooh that K Hunter Sr.

    Blessings to Kevin. Poor kid, geez.

  23. Digital Unicorn says:

    It sounds like Kevin Jr was defending his mother, the father is a piece of work and the son probably has witness the bad behaviour his whole life. The son is just still a kid who’s likely planning to go off to college – sounds like the moocher father wants all the money to support the new family.

  24. Lisabella says:

    That’s why I asked how Wendy’s son was handling everything – his parents are into themselves not him

  25. stephanie says:

    Kelvin is a piece of work.

    Kevin Jr was probably standing up for his Mama after he has watched his father abuse and mistreat her for 15 years with this mistress. Adding insult to injury, sounds like he is trying to take as much money as possible from Wendy in the divorce. As if she hasn’t done enough for that ingrate Kelvin. Who in Wendy’s circle doesn’t hate Kelvin?

    I also suspect Kevin Jr is extremely hurt that Kelvin has a new family with a new woman. I can imagine he has mixed feelings about his half sibling because it is a symbol of his mother’s pain and the end of his own nuclear family.

    Kelvin – get a JOB you loser, gravy train is over

  26. Senator Fan says:

    WOW! What a POS! Doesn’t want the kid to have any money so he can get it all in the divorce to support the mistress/baby momma. Ugh! He just severed his relationship with his son. I suspect the son already knows the real person who is his father. Also sounds like Sr. tried to gaslight the situation with his comments to goad the son into attacking him. He did the same to Wendy when she tried to get her belongings from the house and he called the cops. She had been in the sober house for a while so she wasn’t even in the matrimonial house before the split. I believe the poisoning story that was previously reported. Sr. is a very dangerous person. Wendy should keep her security guards for some time to ensure her safety. There’s no telling what this POS is capable of. This POS won’t go away quietly by the sounds of things.

  27. Kats says:

    I hope that Wendy’s son removes the “Jr.” from his name (if he makes that choice for himself). That kid must have been through hell witnessing his mother being abused. 🙁

    PS: I don’t mean any offense to everyone whose kids are named Jr. after their father.

  28. Sayrah says:

    Apparently sr is blaming Wendy for his son’s feelings about him. Delusional, cruel man.