Why Gayle King decided to leave William Bumpus?

Who is Gayle King and his ex-husband!

Every household is familiar with Oprah Winfrey, but only few among them know about her friend indeed Gayle King. Though Gayle doesn’t have the same star power as Oprah but she is a media maven in her own right. She is famous for co-hosting “Good Morning America”. She has very well managed her professional life with personal life even in this hectic schedule.

Hardly people know about Gayle’s ex-husband William Bumpus who is an assistant attorney general. The couple came into the limelight when they decided to get divorced. In an interview at XM Satellite radio show, she has revealed that she had felt cheated in her marriage. Let’s read further to know about the reason for their divorce.

Personal life of the couple

Born in the year 1954, William Bumpus is the native of Greenwich, South East London, England. For not being the part of entertainment industry, he did not reveal any personal information about his parents and early life. Though he was raised in England but he moved to America to complete his higher studies. For graduation, he attended Central Connecticut State University and later to pursue law he was enrolled to Yale University.

In 1982, William Bumpus got married to Gayle King in a private ceremony. The couple has a daughter Kirby Bumpus and a son William Bumpus Jr. The godmother of both the children is Oprah Winfrey. In 1993, the couple got separated after being together for 11 years due to extra marital affair of Williams. After the separation, their children were raised by Gayle and are more attached to their mother.

Recently, his daughter got married to Virgil Miller in the house of Oprah Winfrey. Due to strict Covid rules, hardly six people could attend the wedding which included Gayle King, Oprah Winfrey, Oprah Winfrey’s partner Stedman Graham, William Bumpus, Bride and the groom. Sadly, being the biological father William Bumpus was not invited to bless the couple.

Professional life of the couple

Unlike his ex-wife, William Bumpus is an assistant attorney in Connecticut. He is considered to be one of those people who are interested in serious professions like law, medical, and many more. After graduation, he has started working as an associate lawyer in Connecticut. Later on, he has his work as a legal counselor in Cumis Counsel. Currently, he is representing at DCF, in Abuse of Children and Cases including Negate. He had switched his profession after getting divorce from his ex-wife Gayle King. His net worth is being estimated to be $22 million USD approximately.

His love angle with Gayle King seems to be quite strange. She was born in Maryland, USA but has also spent half of her childhood in Ankara, Turkey. She has completed her graduation in psychology from University of Maryland, College Park. His ex-wife is a well knownbroadcast journalist who is associated with CBS News. Since she has made her debut, she is co-hosting morning program “CBS This Morning” along with Charlie Rose. The two shared great on air chemistry but Rose exited from the show due to the sexual misconduct allegations against him. She is working at O, and The Oprah Magazine as an editor.

Why the couple got divorced?

Relationship of Gayle King and William Bumpus entered the limelight when the couple decided to get divorced. Gayle has always mentioned about Bumpus’ unfaithfulness whenever being asked about the divorce. She openly revealed that William was caught red-handed with another woman. He also accepted cheating his wife with the unknown woman. Though William had apologized not only once but twice for what he clarified was a “life changing decision”, but the failed to convince King’s decision. After divorce, Gayle is living her best life and has raised both of her children alone. As a father, William only sees his kids once in a year. William Bumpus,had given this statement which viral –
“I am glad that how Gayle took care of herself with elegance and his kids with love after our divorce. Irrespective of what has happened, she has kept our kids, and my relationship and association with them, very good.”

Body Measurement of William Bumpus

Born in the year 1954, William Bumpus will turn 67 years old in the year 2021. He is tall with the height of 6 feet 1inches or 185 cm. His weight is 85 kg whereas 187 lbs in pounds. He has a healthy body with figure measurement of 42 inches chest, 32 inches waist, and 35 inches hips.  He wears number 12 in the shoe size and has 16 inches biceps size. He has wide black colour eyes and the colour of his hair is dark brown.


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