You will easily recognize the name – Wendy Williams. The American TV presenter has made a name for herself as a fashion designer, former radio personality, actress, and author. She is best known as the host of the nationally syndicated talk show – The Wendy William Show, which has been on air since July 14, 2008.
Before landing her own talk show, she was a radio show host and DJ in New York, which quickly became known for its on-air fights with celebrities. She was soon branded the “Shock Jockette” (the female version of Shock Jock) – a kind of radio host for DJs who relies on shocking their audience with offensive or overly dramatic content as a means of entertainment.
Before landing her talk show, she starred in her own reality TV show on VH1 – The Wendy Williams Experience, which followed her life around her radio show. The show was short-lived and only ran for eight episodes.
In 2009 she was inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame. What many people don’t know about the star is that she is a New York Times best-selling author. She also has a fashion line, a wig line, and a jewelry collection. On her 50th birthday, the name of the street she grew up on was changed to Wendy Williams Way.
Bio & Age
Wendy Joan Williams was born in New Jersey on July 18, 1964, the daughter of Shirley and Thomas Williams. She grew up in Wayside, Ocean Township, Monmouth County, New Jersey, and is the second of three children.
During her childhood, she attended Ocean Township High School and later Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts, where she graduated in communications in 1986. During her school years, she worked as a DJ for WRBB, the school’s radio station.
Wendy began her career at the radio station WVIS in the Virgin Islands of the United States. Shortly thereafter, she moved to Washington to work at WOL – this led to her commuting between New York and Washington DC. This was the beginning of a long and brilliant career for her.
During her time as a radio DJ, she had many controversial years, including being fired from Hot 97 in 1998. She also stated that Bill Cosby tried to get her fired from her job in the early 1990s. She also had a very high profile interview with Whitney Houston in which she asked the musician about her spending and drug habits.
Wendy Williams is currently best known for her television show The Wendy Williams Show, which first aired in 2008. The show was more successful than expected and introduced the genre “Backtalk Show”.
The show has an average of 2.4 million viewers per day and has been nominated for several awards, including the nominations “Outstanding Talk Show/Entertainment” and “Outstanding Entertainment Talk Show Host”. The show, which began in just four cities, is now being shown internationally in over 54 countries. In addition, it has been extended until the 2019-20 television season and guarantees that Wendy Williams will not be going anywhere in the near future.
Wendy Williams has also appeared in Martin, One Life To Live, Drop Dead Diva, The Neighbours, Think Like A Man, Think Like A Man Too, and Mike And Dave Need Wedding Dates.
She has also produced several shows, including Celebrities Undercover and the TV movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.
Wendy Williams – First Husband And Personal Life
Wendy Williams is currently married to her agent and manager – Kevin Hunter. They are supposed to be Christians and they pray together before each of their shows. Wendy and Kevin have been happily married for over two decades, having entered into the covenant of marriage on November 30, 1997. They also have a son – Kevin Hunter Jr., born August 18, 2000.
He is not only their manager and agent but also the executive producer of their talk show, a position he has held since its premiere. It is known that Wendy has remained faithful to her husband for over a decade despite rumors of fraud, infidelity, and an alleged mistress.
However, this is not Wendy’s first marriage. The actress was previously married for a year, from 1994 to 1995, although nobody knows the true identity of her first spouse. In her biography “Wendy’s Got the Heat” she refers to her ex-husband as Robert Morris III, a name she took to tell her story.
Not much is known about him except that he is American and was described as a salesman by the talk show host. The couple was together from 1992 to 1994 before they entered into matrimony, but they decided to end their marriage in 1995 when they divorced.
Robert Morris: Where is He Now?
Since his true identity is unknown, it is impossible to know what Robert Morris is up to today. The media can speculate about him as much as they want, but until he or Wendy decides to reveal his true identity, nothing can be said about what he did in the last two decades after his divorce from Wendy Williams.