Has Wendy Williams found a new man after divorcing her estranged ex Kevin Hunter? The talk show host sparked rumors of a relationship with businessman Mike Esterman after she shared a photo of the two via Instagram.
“Mike & I are having fun!! I’m glad he's a REAL gentleman,” Williams captioned the snap of the two getting cozy in what appeared to be the backseat of a car on Friday, March 5.
Fans of the beloved talk show diva were quick to shower her with praise, congratulating her on finding a new beau after her messy divorce. “Wendy you deserve the world!” one user wrote, adding: "Mike treat her like a Queen:)😍.” Another commented, “Happy that you are happy!❤️❤️❤️.”
Williams and Esterman were also spotted leaving the CORE Club in New York together last Thursday. Williams was wearing a fabulous floor-length, fur-lined coat, while her rumored fling donned a blue sport coat, reported PEOPLE.
Fans of The Wendy Williams Show first met Esterman when he won the game “Date Wendy” on the daytime talker on February 26. Esterman was virtually introduced to Williams and told her he works in “real estate and home improvement.” The pair talked about what their ideal date was — a boxing match — as well as their favorite foods.
Williams eventually asked the 55-year-old, “Why are you the one for me?,” to which he replied: “It seems like we have a lot in common… I’m a guy that loves to have fun and you seem like the same type of fun person that I would love to get to know, and if you’re feeling the fever I’ve got a prescription.”
After Esterman won the chance to go on a date with Williams, he gushed, “No way! You serious? I get the chance to meet Wendy in person?,” before flirting with the talk show titan, adding: “By the way, it’s a beautiful dress you got there and I’m not just saying that.”
The news of Williams' new romance comes shortly after OK! learned that the 56-year-old host was “anxious to meet someone soon,” an insider exclusively dished, noting she wants to find love with someone who has “no history of cheating.”
Williams, who ended her 22-year marriage to Hunter in 2019 amid rumors he'd fathered a child with another woman, "is ready for a serious commitment," a source told OK!. "Wendy's been staying up until all hours of the night checking out guys online and on exclusive dating apps."
"She wants someone age-appropriate, fun, kind, independent…,” the source continued, adding that Williams already has a few prospects in mind (clearly!). "She's feeling very optimistic and even buying new perfume and clothes and jewelry for all the dates she hopes to have once lockdown lifts. She can't wait!"