"I think if someone cheats in the beginning, they will cheat again," Joy Behar said

By Michele Corriston
April 12, 2019 04:49 PM

Wendy Williams‘ fellow daytime talk show hosts have her back.

The panel on ABC’s The View ripped her estranged husband and manager Kevin Hunter on Friday, a day after Williams, 54, filed for divorce.

Joy Behar noted that, according to Williams, Hunter cheated on her shortly after she gave birth to their son Kevin Jr., now 19.

“That’s a red flag to me, hello!” she said. “I think if someone cheats in the beginning, they will cheat again.”

Kevin Hunter and Wendy Williams
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Meghan McCain called Williams “lovely.”

“This is a woman who looks like she’s in a lot of pain. I wish her nothing but love and compassion,” she said. “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. … Screw that guy, she doesn’t need him!”

Added Abby Huntsman: “We are rooting for you. We hope you come back and you feel good.”

Over on CBS, the ladies of The Talk addressed the split on Thursday’s show.

“I think if everything that’s alleged is true, it’s about damn time,” Sheryl Underwood said.

“We wish her the best,” Sara Gilbert concluded.

The daytime diva’s divorce comes after 21 years of marriage — and a particularly trying time. Earlier this month, Williams revealed that she’s been living in a sober house due to her “struggle with cocaine in the past.” And rumors have long swirled about Hunter’s alleged infidelity.

She hosted The Wendy Williams Show on Thursday without wearing her wedding ring, and then pre-taped Friday’s edition.

From left: Kevin Hunter, Wendy Williams and Kevin Hunter Jr.
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“Thank you to everyone for respecting the family’s privacy during this time. Kevin is supportive of Wendy and they are working through this process together,” her personal representative told PEOPLE in a statement. “No additional comment will be provided at this time.”

A representative for her show released the following statement: “Wendy and her family have been a part of Debmar-Mercury for over 10 years,. We respect their privacy regarding personal matters. As always, we remain committed to bringing an entertaining and topical show to our viewers.”

Hunter did not return PEOPLE’s request for comment.

The Wendy Williams Show airs weekdays (check local listings).