In an exclusive with The Sun, WENDY Williams’ divorce judge has shut down her ex Kevin Hunter’s demand for the host to continue making alimony payments.
According to court documents exclusively obtained by The U.S. Sun, the judge claimed Wendy’s financial guardian will not have to resume cutting his alimony checks.
The judge found that Kevin’s request was “not emergent” and ordered his “application to be dismissed without prejudice.”
The judge also denied Kevin’s request for attorney fees to be paid by Wendy.
Kevin’s fight for Wendy’s payments is not completely over, however.
The judge said while they don’t consider his demand for alimony payments an emergency, he can still take his case to mediation.
“The parties are to participate in binding arbitration,” the judge said.
“The issues surrounding the severance payments, and the QDRO [Qualified Domestic Relations Order] are disputed and therefore need to be mediated.”
Wendy’s ex-husband initially told a New Jersey court that his monthly payments promised in their divorce suddenly stopped in February 2022.
Kevin asked that the court order Wendy’s guardian “to make payments as contractually required under the MSA and Severance Agreement.”
In his filing, Kevin told the court that his livelihood depends on the payments, which were agreed to in their marital settlement agreement.
“I have fallen behind on most of my bills. I currently live in a community that requires payments to the homeowners association and I’m behind on that bill.
“If the homeowners association fees are not paid foreclosure will soon follow,” Kevin said in his pleading to the court about the home he shares with his baby mama and their love child.
“My car insurance hasn’t been paid as a result of not receiving monthly severance payments.
“I’m behind on credit card payments because I have no money since the severance payments were suspended,” Kevin continued in his filing.
“My life has been greatly affected since the plaintiff stopped making payments under our settlement agreement.”
On top of the myriad of pressing financial matters Kevin claimed he was facing, he also alleged he doesn’t have health insurance.
The father of two claimed that he needs hip surgery which he can’t afford without insurance, and as a result of non-treatment, he lives with daily pain.
“The fact that I am unable to sustain my life and pay my bills in order is extremely emergent to me. I cannot pay my bills and sustain my day-to-day living.”
Kevin also argued he was never given any reason by Wendy’s guardian as to why the payments had ceased in the first place.
In a push-back to Kevin’s demand for payment, the former TV host’s attorney filed that the star has not had income from The Wendy Williams Show since October of 2021, just one month into her long absence.
“On October 15, of 2021 plaintiff was informed…that her contract was being suspended and that no compensation shall accrue or be payable to plaintiff for the duration of plaintiff’s disability and incapacity,” Wendy’s attorney wrote.
The former talk show host’s attorney went on to cite the divorce Settlement Agreement she and Kevin signed back in January 2020.
Wendy’s attorney continued that her client has not received a salary from production, and she “presently has no other television show being aired and paying her any income, let alone an equivalent salary.”
Wendy’s absence from her show began in September at the start of her fall 2021 season – days later Wendy was hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation.
Wendy was reportedly making $10million a year, or $55,000 an episode, for The Wendy Williams Show.