William BumpusGayle King’s ex-husband, was born in 1954 in Greenwich, South East London, England. William G. Bumpus is his birth name.
He was born of British parents. He will turn 67 in 2021. Bumpus was close to his parents and spent his childhood in his hometown with his mother and father. He unfortunately didn’t say much about his parents.
As for his education, he attended Central Connecticut State University after finishing high school in his hometown. He eventually enrolled at Yale Law School, where he received his Juris doctorate.
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William Bumpus is a lawyer by profession.
William, as we mentioned earlier, has had a successful career. He is a successful attorney who served as Connecticut’s Assistant Attorney General. Aside from his long career as a lawyer, Bumpus has tried his hand at several other professions.
End of July, @GayleKingDaughter Kirby safely celebrated her baby shower with a small group for a weekend made just for her.
— Oprah Daily (@OprahDaily) September 7, 2021
In addition to being a lawyer, he specializes in urology termination. He represented DCF and was even part of the crusade against child abuse and neglect.
He also worked as a CT assistant state attorney before becoming a prosecutor.
William is famous as Gayle King’s ex-husband
William, a wealthy lawyer, rose to prominence after his marriage to Gayle King, an American television personality. The couple married in 1982. They first met a year before their wedding, in 1981, and started dating shortly after. It didn’t take long to decide to tie the knot.
While everything between the two seemed to be compatible and well-connected, things didn’t go well between the two in the long run. After nearly eight years of marriage, the couple ran into problems in their relationship and filed for divorce in 1990.
Their divorce was finalized in 1993, nearly three years after their lawsuit began.
The reason for their divorce may be Bumpus’ infidelity towards Gayle
Few people realize it, but William and Gayle’s divorce may be due to his infidelity to her. Years later, on an episode of her radio show, XM Satellite Radio Show, where Will Smith was a guest, King discussed her ex-infidelity. from husband
She revealed to Will in conversation that she had been married to an impostor for years, referring to William. In a candid interview, she told how she got through the difficult time. She said,
“I was married to an impostor. I went to marriage counseling. I’ve been divorced since 1993, so I’m all healed up and all. I worked it out. I am not bitter. I’m doing well. I’m doing well.”
She later shared the surprising information about her troubled marriage in a Vanity Fair poll in 2016. Seeing Bumpus naked with a woman in 1990, she made the event public. She made the confession in response to the question “Which living person do you most despise?” on a survey. Well, she said,
“’Despise’ is a strong word. I’m not a huge fan of the woman I caught naked with my now ex-husband on June 24, 1990, at 9:16 PM, but I don’t remember the details.”
William Bumpus publicly apologized for his mistake
After Gayle’s revelation of her then infidelity, her husband publicly apologized for his mistake. Bumpus accepted his guilt and openly apologized for his actions in a statement to ET. He also praised and thanked his ex-wife for putting up with him through all his mistakes.
“I was haunted by this life-changing choice. While I handled this privately, I apologize publicly for the major transgression that profoundly changed our entire lives. I have nothing but the utmost respect for Gayle and how she treated herself with grace. Despite the situation, she kept our children, as well as my relationship and involvement with them, as a clear priority.”
William has two children with his ex-wife
In case you didn’t know, William and King had two children. On May 12, 1986, they welcomed their first child, a daughter named Kirby Bumpus. Their second child, William Bumpus Jr., was born shortly after their daughter. The fact that TV icon Oprah Winfrey is their children’s godmother is fascinating.
Both of their children are now adults. Their daughter is already married. In February of this year, Kirby became engaged to Virgil Miller. During a CBS broadcast in February 2021, Gayle announced that they were married. Their wedding is said to have taken place at Oprah’s home.
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