“Screw that guy, she doesn’t need him,” exclaims Meghan McCain.
The morning show divas showed some solidarity this morning on "The View," as they gave support to Wendy Williams after she filed for divorce from husband of over 20 years, Kevin Hunter. Hunter was served with divorce papers on Thursday inside Wendy’s studio, amid reports his alleged mistress, Sharina Hudson, had a baby.
The split was the first Hot Topic of the day, with Joy Behar bringing previous affair allegations Williams detailed in her 2001 memoir, "Wendy’s Got The Heat."
"That’s a red flag to me, hello! If you’re not getting it on and enjoying each other in the honeymoon period, imagine when the black hole appears," said Behar. "I think if someone cheats in the beginning, they will cheat again."
Meghan McCain then applauded Wendy for being a "self made woman," but one who may not have the right people around her.
"When I was coming up, I had the luxury of having parents, agents, a lawyer, people that were there to protect me and it seems like [Hunter] hasn’t been protecting her," said McCain. Hunter, it should be noted, is also Wendy’s manager and producer on her show.
"All of my interactions with her have been lovely. I felt nothing but compassion for her throughout all of this because this has been playing out in the tabloids," McCain continued. "This is a woman who looks like she’s in a lot of pain, I wish her nothing but love and compassion. Being vulnerable on TV when she was talking about living in a halfway house, I actually cried when I watched it. She’s in a lot of pain, she’s a real talent, I wish her nothing but compassion and love and I hope she comes back stronger than ever."
She added, "Screw that guy, she doesn’t need him!"
Sunny Hostin also gave props to Williams for helping her get her start as a "legal eagle" on Wendy’s radio show. Echoing Meghan, Hostin then said it’s times to cut all ties with Hunter, both personally and professionally.
"It’s ‘The Wendy Williams Show,’ that is her show," she said. "My advice to Wendy is, your name is on that shingle. She’s gotta dump everything and maybe she has to start anew, maybe she has to shutter that show and maybe it has to be called ‘The Wendy Show’ or the ‘How You Doin’ Show’ or whatever, but it’s not his show and she’s gotta just get rid of him."
"And shame on him, who is he to do all that nonsense?!" she then asked.
"Often times, when you are trying to clean yourself, you’ve got to rid your life of toxicity and rid your life of the bad people around and it is clear this guy was only bad for her ," added Abby Huntsman. "I love Wendy Williams, we are rooting for you, we hope you come back and you feel good."
Joy ended the conversation by calling Wendy a "friend of the show" and saying they’re all "rooting" for her. "Divorce is not the end," she added. "We’ve all been there, look at Larry King, he comes back over and over and over and over again."
For the record, Larry’s been married eight times, to seven women.
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