Wendy Williams' Son Arrested For Punching Dad, Kevin Hunter

Update (2:02 p.m. ET):

Law enforcement sources told TMZ Wednesday afternoon Wendy's son, Kevin Jr., was arrested for assault.

Sources claim "Kevin Sr. has urged his son for a long time to carve his own path to success." Things reportedly bubbled over when the conversation continued, and "Sr. told Jr. he needed to work hard on his own and without Wendy's handouts."

Kevin Sr. told the entertainment news site, "I love my son very much and I will not be pursuing this matter legally. Things are not always how they appear."

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Original Story:

Wendy Williams' estranged husband Kevin Hunter and their son Kevin Jr. reportedly got in a fight so bad early Wednesday morning (May 22) that police were called.

According to TMZ, the whole thing went down in a store parking lot near the family's home in New Jersey. Sources told the entertainment news site, Wendy took her 18-year-old son to the family's home to pick something up. The talk show host reportedly left him to get whatever it was he was there to retrieve and planned to return a short time later to pick him up.

Once inside, Kevin Jr. found realized that his dad was also there. The insider added that everything was cool between them so their encounter was okay. So good, in fact, they decided to go to the store together just after midnight. However, the source claims they into an argument over Kevin's demand for spousal support while in the store's parking lot. Kevin Sr. then reportedly claimed Wendy was "brainwashing" Kevin Jr., turning their son against him.

Eventually, their verbal dispute turned physical when Kevin Sr. allegedly put his son in a headlock and Kevin Jr. subsequently punched his father in the nose to break the hold. Cops confirmed to TMZ they are investigating "an incident" between the father and son.

As fans know, Wendy filed for divorce from Kevin last month — a decision that was reportedly sparked by his alleged longtime mistress having his child in March. Shortly after Wendy's filing, Kevin issued his wife an apology for his alleged infidelity, saying, "I am not proud of my recent actions and take full accountability and apologize to my wife, my family, and her amazing fans. I am going through a time of self-reflection and am trying to right some wrongs."

Earlier this month, Kevin filed a response to Wendy's divorce petition, in the form of a request for spousal and child support. In legal documents, obtained by the entertainment news site, Wendy's soon-to-be ex-husband is seeking alimony and asking that she foot the bill for their 18-year-old son's college expenses.

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