Wendy Williams' son Kevin Hunter Jr is 'heartbroken' as 'selfish' mom hasn't spoken to him after leaving rehab

Wendy Williams has not spoken to son Kevin Hunter Jr for two weeks as her brother earlier noted 'she's always been selfish. Way before the Wendy show'

Wendy Williams' son Kevin Hunter Jr is 'heartbroken' as 'selfish' mom hasn't spoken to him after leaving rehab
Wendy Williams and her son Kevin Hunter Jr at the Hollywood Walk of Fame back in October 2019 in Hollywood, California (David Livingston/Getty Images)
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NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK: Wendy Williams has reportedly not spoken to her son Kevin Jr after returning from rehab. Family sources say the 22-year-old is "heartbroken" over their fractured bond. The duo's relationship has faced several ups and downs this year. Wendy, 58, has reportedly been "home and healing" for the past two weeks after having re-entered rehab in September 2022 following reports of her erratic behavior and claims of substance abuse.

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Fans gushed as the TV personality came back from rehab and gave them another tease of her upcoming podcast 'The Wendy Experience' earlier this month. Now, a close family friend has revealed that she last spoke to her son before she left the Malibu wellness facility a month ago.

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"Wendy has not reached out to her son since she left the rehab. While she was in treatment, they were talking but the minute she got out, the communication stopped," the insider told The Sun. "Kevin has been through hell this year with everything going on with his mom. It breaks his heart that things seemed to be going well while she was in rehab, but as soon as she got her freedom, she hasn't reached out to him since," the source added. Further, they went on to mention that "Kevin has been trying to stay focused and finish up his last year of school, but it's been challenging having to deal with everything going on with his mother."

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Wendy Williams and son Kevin Hunter Jr. attend her being honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 17, 2019 in Hollywood, California.
Wendy Williams and her son Kevin Hunter Jr. attend her being honored with a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on October 17, 2019, in Hollywood, California (David Livingston/Getty Images)

Kevin Jr reportedly gave his mother an ultimatum about a year ago that she should get help or he would be out of her life. “Wendy’s relationship with Kevin Jr has been strained," an insider close to the family told the publication. "He gave her an ultimatum. He told her he won't be in her life unless she fixes herself,” the source stated.

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Wendy Williams and son Kevin attend Nickelodeon's Beyond the Backpack Kicks off Auction of Celebrity Backpacks at Macy's Herald Square store on August 10, 2010 in New York City.
Wendy Williams and her son Kevin attend Nickelodeon's Beyond the Backpack Kicks off Auction of Celebrity Backpacks at Macy's Herald Square store on August 10, 2010, in New York City (Larry Busacca/Getty Images for Nickelodeon)

The past summer, Wendy's brother Tommy Williams claimed in a Facebook live session that her son had flown from Florida to New York City so he could surprise his mother on her 58th birthday in July, but the TV star refused to allow him up to her $4.5 million penthouse apartment. "Her son is up there to spend what could be monumental time with his mother, that is, if she opens the door," Tommy said, suggesting Kevin Jr was outside of Wendy's apartment but not allowed inside at the time. "She is not our celebrity. She's not the family celebrity. She's a member and she has her son out there like he's the paparazzi." The 55-year-old further alleged, "Talk about dragging, she's dragging everybody, namely, her son. She's selfish. One thing about Wendy is she's always been selfish. All the way back. Way before the Wendy show, way before." 

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Wendy Williams (L) poses for a photo with her son Kevin Hunter Jr. (C) as she officially unveils her Madame Tussauds wax figure at Madame Tussauds New York on May 10, 2021 in New York City.
Wendy Williams (L) poses for a photo with her son Kevin Hunter Jr (C) as she officially unveils her Madame Tussauds wax figure at Madame Tussauds New York on May 10, 2021, in New York City (Cindy Ord/Getty Images for Madame Tussauds New York)

Earlier this year, Kevin is said to have taken the responsibility of helping his mother heal in Florida after she was spotted throughout the fall of 2021 in a wheelchair while in New York City. She left the Big Apple for Florida in January and spent time with family till March, before returning home. At that time, sources told The Sun that the iconic talk show host was thriving in Florida while surrounded by loved ones.

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However, once she returned to New York, Wendy appeared to relapse once again and had a number of public incidents involving alcohol. She eventually checked into rehab for severe alcoholism in August. "Alcohol has been a real struggle for her over the past several years. She is battling severe alcohol abuse mixed with serious health issues," a source familiar with the matter told The Sun. The insider said she was being treated for "extreme alcohol abuse. There are no other drugs involved. She has had numerous doctors who have told her for years 'If you drink, you'll die.' She never really wanted to stop and the people around her in New York have allowed her to keep drinking."  

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Wendy was absent for the entirety of her final season of 'The Wendy Williams Show' as she battled a myriad of health issues, including Graves' disease, lymphedema, and substance abuse. Her longtime production company, Debmar-Mercury, announced that her show was officially canceled earlier this summer and that Wendy's time slot would be going to her former guest host, Sherri Shepherd.

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