Wendy Williams' cheating husband has told his decade-long mistress he can't leave his wife of 22 years because she paid all the bills, DailyMailTV can exclusively reveal.
Kevin Hunter, 47, is leading a double life with much younger massage therapist Sharina Hudson, 33, right under the nose of daytime talk show host Williams.
It's understood the affair is at the root of 54-year-old Williams' dependence on alcohol and prescription drugs after she finally admitted on Tuesday she's living in a sober house to tackle her demons after being contacted by DailyMailTV for comment.
Hunter's mistress has given her married boyfriend several ultimatums, insisting he leave Williams so they can settle down and start a family together, according to a source close to the couple.
But Hunter - who manages his TV star wife's career and runs a production company they jointly own - has given her a reality check and insists on continuing to juggle both women.
'Sharina has given Kevin several ultimatums over the years and he's had to point out, ''we can't afford to take care of ourselves''.
'She's living in a very nice apartment in Manhattan he pays for and he got her a studio in midtown for one of her many businesses that he supports.
'He put her through school to be a massage therapist, he opened a kiosk for her at a mall in North Carolina where she's from.
'He helped her set up a jewelry and clothing line online called VISH. But none of her businesses have been a success.'
This comes as new intimate photos obtained by DailyMailTV show Hunter and his mistress getting up close and personal.