Wendy Williams’ new mystery man is 27-year-old convicted felon Marc Tomblin, DailyMail.com can reveal
Wendy Williams’ new man is a 27-year-old convicted felon, DailyMail.com can exclusively reveal.
Before Marc Tomblin was seen walking hand-in-hand with the 54-year-old TV host, he served two and a half years in jail after being convicted in 2013 for robbery with a dangerous weapon and breaking and entering in North Carolina, according to public records.
Tomblin, who is 27 years Wendy’s junior, is a fashion designer based out of Los Angeles but originally from Maryland.
A family member told DailyMail.com: ‘It’s surprising! It’s so funny.
‘It doesn’t bother me as long as they are healthy and happy.’
They added: ‘I called him yesterday and he didn’t answer. Guess he’s busy right now.’
When asked if Tomblin looks in love, they said: ‘From what I’ve seen, he looks shocked. They just met each other.’
A source close to Williams told DailyMail.com: ‘People around Wendy are concerned for her well-being, especially since she is in such a vulnerable state with the divorce, addiction and alcoholism and the status of the show not being renewed yet.
‘With this new guy, how can Wendy really trust him if she’s going through so much on her own. ‘The fact she’s brought him to New York is also a concern, she’s let him into her life and her home, people are worried he’s trying to manipulate her.’
Tomblin is a fashion designer based in Los Angeles who served two and a half years in prison after being convicted of robbery with a dangerous weapon and breaking and entering in 2013, pictured in his mugshots
Wendy, 54, was spotted hand-in-hand with Tomblin, who is exactly half her age, running errands Tuesday afternoon in New York City
A gentleman! Tomblin was seen opening the door for Wendy as the pair fled in a yellow cab
Tomblin’s mother, who still lives in the D.C. area, said she had no comment when contacted by DailyMail.com.
Wendy’s team has not responded to a request for comment from DailyMail.com.
According to his LinkedIn page, he works as an investor and social media enthusiast.
The pair have been spending plenty of time together as they were spotted Tuesday afternoon walking hand-in-hand in New York City and in Los Angeles Monday getting dinner.
Wendy, in short denim shorts, a white t-shirt and light jacket ran errands with her tattooed beau and accompanied him while he got a haircut at St. Marks Barbershop Tuesday.
Tomblin was seen in a red Supreme t-shirt, sporting a do-rag and dark sunglasses as he smiled and opened the door for the cougar.
One of the models Tomblin worked with in May told DailyMail.com of the young man’s relationship with Wendy: ‘It’s cool. You got to do what you got to do.’
Tuesday’s public display of affection confirms she has moved on from her cheating husband Kevin Hunter after filing for divorce in April following the news he had a baby girl with his longtime mistress Sharina Hudson.
Their sighting came a day after Wendy hinted she was dating again when she posted a loved up picture of herself holding hands with Tomblin overlooking a pool in Sherman Oaks, California.
Wendy wrote in her caption Monday: ‘Last night was the most beautiful sunset in Sherman Oaks with special people. Thank you, California! You’ve won me over! I’ll be back for the Hip Hop Festival in August!’
Wendy then followed up with the telling hashtags: ‘#oldenoughtobeyourmother #verysexyman #mynewlife’.
Tomblin attended London Fashion Week in 2017 long before meeting the television host
Tomblin got a tattoo with the word ‘Joy’ on the side of his face in December, to add to his several other tattoos on his neck and body
Tomblin showed off his face tattoo, which was partially hidden by his sunglasses and do-rag
The new relationship comes months after Wendy served her cheating husband with divorce papers and fired him as executive producer on her daytime talk show
Wendy wore short denim shorts, a white t-shirt and light jacket as she ran errands with her tattooed beau who sported a red Supreme t-shirt, do-rag and dark sunglasses
Tomblin is the same mystery man who was seated next to her in a car Monday night in Los Angeles when she broke down in an impromptu interview.
Wendy played coy when she was asked the identity of her man as they were in the car and got upset when she was asked about her estranged husband Kevin.
The Wendy Williams Show star said she and her son Kevin Hunter Jr., 19, were doing ‘fine’ amid the tumultuous time between her and her estranged spouse Kevin Hunter, whose infidelity has made headlines in recent months.
‘Stuff happens in life; stuff happens and it’s OK,’ the media personality said in the emotional exchange. ‘I’ve still got a very full life that I really adore … please don’t make me cry.’
Wendy tearfully said she was hoping to get through the trying time, noting, ‘I didn’t plan on this, but it is what it is.’
Wendy and Tomblin also dined at Crustacean in Beverly Hills on Saturday night, posting a photo of herself splitting an appetizer with a man.
Wendy hinted that she’s found love with a much younger man in an Instagram post on Monday by posting a loved up picture of herself holding hands with a mystery man overlooking a pool in Sherman Oaks, California on Monday morning
Wendy then followed up with the telling hashtags: ‘#oldenoughtobeyourmother #verysexyman #mynewlife’
Wendy broke down as she chatted about her family problems in a teary rant in Los Angeles Sunday alongside the same mystery man she was seen with Tuesday
The 54-year-old TV host accompanied her new beau as he got a haircut at St. Marks Barbershop in downtown Manhattan
She is apparently enjoying her time off from her show, vacationing in California where she hung out with Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Blac Chyna, attending a Pride event and eating dinner at LA hot-spots.
Her West Coast trip is much needed after a very turbulent year for the TV host.
In April, Wendy revealed she had filed for divorce from her husband of more than 20 years Kevin Hunter.
The breakdown of their marriage is also causing strain between their son Kevin Hunter Jr, with the 19-year-old being arrested last month after punching Hunter Sr. in a parking lot in New Jersey.
The divorce came after months of allegations regarding Hunter’s cheating – which was exposed by DailyMail.com – and the accusation that he had fathered a child with his long-time lover massage therapist Sharina Hudson.
In March DailyMail.com revealed Wendy had been secretly living in a sober house in Queens, New York, to battle her booze and prescription pill addiction, which was brought on after learning Hunter was still seeing Hudson.
It appears Wendy was out to dinner with the same mystery man at Crustacean in Beverly Hills on Saturday night, posting a photo of herself splitting an appetizer with a man (pictured)
In April, Williams revealed she had filed for divorce from her husband of more than 20 years Kevin Hunter. The divorce came after months of allegations regarding Hunter’s cheating – which was exposed by DailyMail.com – and the accusation that he had fathered a child with his long-time lover massage therapist Sharina Hudson
Wendy is apparently enjoying her time off from her show, vacationing in California where she hung out with Kim Kardashian, Kris Jenner and Blac Chyna, attending a pride event and eating dinner at LA hot-spots
Meanwhile, Wendy is trying to create positive buzz for herself and her show by shopping around a tell-all interview to major TV networks, DailyMail.com exclusively reported.
However, CBS anchor Gayle King turned her down flat as network insiders claim 64-year-old King believes an interview with the outspoken former radio host could be perceived as too ‘trashy’ for morning television.
It’s understood the sticking point has been Williams’ demand for an hour-long prime time slot, while insiders have said many big name hosts have simply balked at the idea.
One network source told DailyMail.com: ‘Her people want either a morning show or an hour long prime-time special, they want Wendy to sit down with a big name anchor and Gayle King was at the top of the list.
‘But she turned it down, it’s not clear exactly why but there’s a lot of talk that Gayle thought sitting down with Wendy, dredging over her car crash personal life, might be a little too trashy for morning television.
‘Wendy also wants a longer interview.’