Wendy Williams on her 27-yr-old convict boyfriend: ‘I’m a 54-year-old grown ass woman’

Wendy Williams exits after dinner with a male companion at Craig's

I’m wary of anyone who jumps into a relationship two seconds after they file for divorce, but in Wendy Williams’ case, I really just wish she would give herself some time. Wendy is divorcing Kevin Hunter, her husband of 20 years, after long-standing rumors of his emotional and physical abuse, abuse which may have included violent assaults and possibly poisoning. Hunter also had a child with his mistress of 15 years. It’s a mess. And I think it would have been smart for Wendy to just take a break, find her footing as a single woman, make sure that she’s good and make sure that her son is good. But instead of that, Wendy immediately jumped into a relationship with a much younger man:

Wendy Williams‘ “very sexy” mystery man has been identified as 27-year-old convicted felon Marc Tomblin. According to his LinkedIn, Tomblin is a financial investor and blogger.

As for his criminal past, Tomblin — a North Carolina native — was convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon and breaking and entering in 2013, according to court documents obtained by Bossip, which was first to identify the television star’s new love interest. He committed the crimes within days of each other. He later served fifteen months for the two convictions and was released in 2014, Bossip reported.

Tomblin’s run-in with the law comes as no surprise to Williams, who told TMZ she was already privy to his past.

“I am a 54-year-old grown ass woman. I know what I’m doing,” Williams told TMZ. The host and Tomblin are simply enjoying each other’s company and after what she has been through she deserves to have a little fun, she told TMZ.

“Look, my husband had a full baby with a woman he was involved with for 15 years… where I was cooped up only to be a show pony. Now, I’m living my life,” Williams said.

Her husband, Kevin Hunter, has not publicly confirmed he has fathered a child. Williams and Tomblin were spotted out together in New York City Tuesday enjoying some shopping.

[From People]

I understand the whole “I’m a grown ass woman” thing. I really do. She must feel like she’s finally able to breathe now that she’s gotten that toxicity out of her life, and she’s feeling herself, etc. But it’s just mess after mess, right? Some women are like that, and I’m not saying Wendy’s to blame for anything, but there really are women who just need the melodrama and the mess. They thrive on it, it fulfills them, they don’t do easy, simple, undramatic relationships. In other words, Wendy just has a bad picker and instead of going into therapy and working on her sh-t, she’d rather jump into a romance with a much younger man with a criminal past.

This young man, in the photo below, is her son, not her boyfriend. You can see photos of Wendy’s new boyfriend here.

Wendy Williams and son Kevin Williams Jr. put on a brave face in NY

Photos courtesy of Backgrid.

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  1. aiobhan targaryen says:

    Wendy is such a hot mess. I don’t know if I should be happy for her or pity her.

    it is pathetic that she cannot be without someone for a bit. She knows that she has graves’ disease and is an addict. she should be focusing on herself and not walking around with some blipster half her age. Kevin is not going to be jealous as he has his main mistress and probably other women to occupy his time and wallet.

    • enike says:

      I think she was “without someone” for tooo many years already

      or do you think being married to that sleezeball husband with an official mistress and a child was “be with someone”?

  2. BlueSky says:

    Unfortunately I know too many women like Wendy. They are terrified of being alone. I know one that left her abusive husband and immediately jumped into another relationship. These guys she dates are complete losers too, having nothing going on and some don’t work but I think she is just fearful of being by herself.

  3. Aims says:

    This just goes back to my theory that successful women pick losers. I don’t know why but here we are.

  4. minx says:

    Well, clearly she doesn’t know what she’s doing. Fine if she wants to be with this guy, but she needs to keep his hands off her credit cards and bank accounts.

  5. Jess says:

    I feel really sorry for Wendy. And I think we need to be less judgmental of her and what she’s doing/going through right now. After I finally left my husband after sixteen years of being together I was so desperate for any love and affection that I jumped right into a series of bad dating situations. I hadn’t dated in years so I fell for every trick and bad line (seriously, I’m now convinced some of the guys I dated were those guys who use the awful pick up tricks from the online groups that hate women) just because (1) I wasn’t used to being alone and (2) I craved some actual affection (my husband had been emotionally abusive and withholding). So that first year post divorce was brutal. And I say this as someone who, pre-husband, was never that into having boyfriends, I’ve always loved being alone, I don’t like drama, and I knew I shouldn’t jump into anything right after the split. I just think it’s such an emotionally vulnerable time after the break-up of a long relationship, especially an unhealthy one, that I’m impressed by anyone who doesn’t make really bad decisions. I was fortunate enough that all of my bad dating experiences were pretty brief and I was finally able to heal enough that I could take the time and distance I needed to focus on myself before getting into a much healthier relationship. So I get where Wendy is coming from and I just hope she doesn’t make any bad decisions that have serious consequences before she gets a chance to heal.

    • Ali says:

      That was really compassionate and honest.

    • Yup, Me says:

      I agree with you. Her marriage was, by all accounts, terrible and abusive, and she ended up isolated from many friendships. I hope she can navigate this time of being wild and single without any longstanding harm and while still maintaining connections with people who know her and love her and have been reconnecting with her to offer support and encouragement.

    • Christina says:

      Jess, I hear you. After years with an abusive man, I was lonely and sad. I didn’t think I was attractive. I’d been in therapy for about 7 years when I started dating again. The first man I dated was younger. It didn’t last, now did I expect it to, but the sex was great and he reminded me that I was a sexual being. I’m now happily married to a wonderful man 9 years older than I am, but I credit my confidence to the younger man I dated for 3 months because the abusive relationship, as hard as I fought it, internalized the hateful messages my ex poured into me.

    • CherHorowitz says:

      Thank you for this spot on comment after all the flippant and not very understanding comments above.

      • Jess says:

        Thanks, folks! I’ve just learned – after my marriage fell apart and I saw some of the judging that people did – that it is really hard to judge what anyone else does in or after a relationship. Especially when affection and support has been withheld for a long period of time – that can make you desperate to grab it anywhere. And, Christina, I’m happy to hear that everything finally worked out for you!

    • Martha says:

      Very good response

    • Gorgonia says:

      I lived some similar experiences after the end of a long time relationship and I understand you perfectly. It’s important not to judge women who fall in this kind of life patterns, I can only thank my female friends who were there for me in that period.

    • enike says:

      I think that is the case
      divorces dont happen on a whim, there are usually years and years of neglect
      so many times people are “single” (like not having any love, support, anything common) long before the actual divorce happens

  6. Chrissyms says:

    I am worried about Wendy. She seems upfront and knows that she does not have a right to privacy because she gossips for a living. I really worry about this choice and hope she stays clean.

    • Meghan says:

      I think she does have a right to privacy, everyone does whether they gossip for a living or not. But I saw video on Entertainment Tonight the other day and she was in a car talking to paparazzi and they tried to show the new boyfriend and she was all “no that’s none of your business” but why didn’t she just…..roll up the window?

  7. GirlMonday says:

    Y’all, cut her some slack. She is getting her back blown out by a manboy half her age, after being married to the Devil for YEARS. I didn’t read that she was relapsing, neglecting her healing, or in danger. For sure, this dude seems like an idiot, but they aren’t getting married (at least not yet), and she didn’t say she was in love, she said she was having fun, which I think she deserves.

  8. smcollins says:

    Nothing good is going to come of this. Even if it’s just a no-strings-attached fling. And you can’t tell me that the paparazzi just happened to catch them during their (her) little shopping spree.

  9. JRenee says:

    Seems like a revenge move to send a message to Kevin…criminal background noted because I bet she thinks Kevin won’t run up to this guy to start ish.
    I think she probably needs a lot of therapy to understand why she put up with Kevin’s abuse and how she needs to move forward.
    Major baggage

  10. Lynne says:

    I feel for her, I really do. She is fragile right now.
    He is using her and isn’t going to end well and when it blows up, she is going to feel the pain again.

  11. Meg says:

    I empathize with her wanting some fling after what she’s gone through but she could do that with someone who seems like on the outside he has his life in order and would treat better, this seems like shes repeating the same abusive pattern as opposed to actually being with a fun younger guy for a fling. Part of abuse is being told u deserve the abuse so it makes sense to continue that same pattern. Hope Wendy gets better

  12. MrsPanda says:

    I wonder if she’s using this guy to ”protect” her from Kevin. Kevin is pure evil but she’s got bodyguards to protect her & she doesn’t need another criminal in her life – she was married to one for long enough!

  13. YogaWarriorGurl says:

    My 2 cents on this after seeing the TMZ photos:
    They don’t look like they’re hunching, I think Wendy is sending a message to Big Kev, saying look I’ve got a street dude at home, you’re not coming around my penthouse poisoning me!
    I am eagerly awaiting for the Wendy Williams Lifetime movie where she perseveres over alleged abuse, mental manipulation, gas-lighting, addiction, and toxic shame. Everyone had a bad opinion of their marriage, but the truth was so much worse!

  14. Yes Doubtful says:

    She sure knows how to pick em…

  15. Helen says:

    nooooooo wendy don’t do this to yourself !!!!!!!!

  16. Lowrider says:

    She’s gross and loving all the attention she’s receiving from this mess.

  17. Otaku fairy... says:

    His criminal record is the part that’s concerning to me, not really the timing. She may have filed for divorce recently, but anything loving and healthy had been gone from that marriage for a while. It’s not surprising that she would want to seek a little romance with someone else as a palate cleanser. But she probably should have went for a more drama-free, safe choice in a partner. Hopefully things will work out ok for her.

  18. Deedee says:

    For some reason, she reminds me of Whitney Houston. I hope they don’t have the same fate.