The son of Wendy Williams fears for her life.
Kevin Hunter, 22, spoke to The Sun, saying he believes his mother’s inner circle is taking advantage of her issues with alcoholism and her wealth.
Since being placed under guardianship in 2022, Hunter alleges, “I know there are all sorts of things happening that I know in her right mind she would never agree to. As hard as it is seeing her being taken advantage of, I know that if I’m making sure she, as a person, is okay, that is the important thing because eventually, she’s going to realize the craziness that’s been going on.”
Williams was reportedly hospitalized in New York last month. Kevin says he wasn’t contacted by her jeweler-turned-manager, Will Selby, or anyone on else on her team, until mid-May.
Shawn Zanotti, Williams’ publicist, denied the hospitalization claims and said she wasn’t in New York at that time.
Hunter, who is Williams’s only son, also believes profits are being prioritized over his mother’s well-being. “What’s been made more important by the people around her is that while her health may not be great, she needs to keep on earning income, and in my opinion that should not be a priority at all. And whoever has been hired – they are taking advantage of someone who needs to get better,” he added.
He also spoke on her rapid decline in health since she lived with him in Florida from late 2021 until Spring 2022. Hunter fears that her battle with alcoholism and poor health could be fatal.
“They had her in a position where she was agreeing to a lot that she shouldn’t have. When I heard that, that turned me off,” he expressed. “In trying to attempt to know what everyone’s intention is around her, at first, I was like, okay this is the team she wants to have around. But once I heard that she was agreeing to stuff around her rehab, I thought, ‘Well okay—they are taking advantage.’”
“I feel that when it comes to people wanting to ‘help’ her, a lot of it is coming from a stance of, okay, she’s alone now. Let’s try to see how we can make her act the way we want her to act, or if we can kind of control the rate at which she’s handling herself.”
Hunter also spoke on his mother’s finances, calling out Sabrina Morrissey, who he says is purposely holding back information and updates on his mother. He hopes that speaking out on these issues will result in his mother getting the help she needs, the Vibe reported.
“I think that it’s best for her to have to prioritize her health first. Nobody around her will tell her this, but she doesn’t have to be working. She needs to take a break from trying to her career and just be proud of what she’s accomplished.”