Her father, Anthony “Tony” Guilfoyle, was born in Tennis, County Clare, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States in 1957 at the age of 20. In 1958, while still an Irish citizen, he was drafted and served for four years in the U.S. Army.
After being discharged from the army, Tony Guilfoyle took up work in the construction trades. He later became a real estate investor and, until his death in 2008, a close advisor to Mayor Newsom.
Guilfoyle then spent four years in Los Angeles as a deputy district attorney, working on adult and juvenile cases, including narcotics, domestic violence, kidnapping, robbery, arson, sexual assault, and homicide cases. She received several awards at the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, including Prosecutor of the Month.
During this time she achieved a conviction while co-prosecuting with James Hammer in the 2002 case People v. Noel and Knoll er, a second-degree murder trial involving a dog mauling that received international attention. In mid-2017, Guilfoyle signed a long-term contract extension with Fox.
A year later, in July 2018, Guilfoyle abruptly left Fox News; she then began working for a pro-Donald Trump super PAC. HuffPost reported that, at the time of her departure, the network had been in the midst of a year-long sexual harassment investigation into Guilfoyle.
Terms were not disclosed, but The New Yorker reported that the settlement was at least $4 million. The assistant alleged that Guilfoyle frequently displayed herself naked, showed photographs of the genitalia of men she had had sex with, and required her to sleep over at Guilfoyle's apartment.
The New Yorker independently verified several of the assistant's allegations. In 2015, Guilfoyle released a semi-autobiographical and advice book, titled Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate, on her experiences growing up, working as a prosecutor, and encouraging people to always advocate for themselves.
Guilfoyle speaking at a campaign rally in Sun City, Arizona in November 2018 In December 2016, it was reported that Guilfoyle was being considered to serve as press secretary for President Donald Trump. Sean Spicer was considered the front-runner for the position and was ultimately selected.
On the May 12, 2017, edition of The Five, co-host Bob Becker hinted that Guilfoyle turned the job down. However, in an interview with Bay Area News Group on May 15, 2017, Guilfoyle confirmed she was in contact with the White House about the position following Spicer's resignation.
However, on May 19, Guilfoyle said she was under contract with Fox, indicating she turned down the White House. In 2018, The Washington Post described Guilfoyle as a “conservative cheerleader for President Trump”.
As of early 2020, the Trump campaign was paying Guilfoyle $15,000 per month through the campaign manager's private company, Par scale Strategy. Guilfoyle has been a surrogate on the stump and taken on broad advisory roles.
In the Trump 2020 campaign, Guilfoyle managed a fund-raising division. This division paid socialite Homers Parkas to raise money.
The fundraising division managed by Guilfoyle was in internal turmoil amid departures of experienced staff and accusations of irresponsible spending. In July 2020, Guilfoyle was diagnosed with COVID-19, but her boyfriend, Donald Trump Jr., tested negative.
In August 2020, at the Republican National Convention, Guilfoyle gave a speech that was widely described by some observers as unnecessarily loud or unhinged, though others in media described it as passionate. In January 2021, Guilfoyle joined President Trump, Donald Jr., Rudy Giuliani, Eric Trump and others on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. to address the “Save America March”.
Guilfoyle also appeared in a video screened at the march by Donald Jr., “break into the hip-shaking dance she’s been showcasing at other recent pro-Trump rallies” and “tell Trump fans: 'Have the courage to do the right thing! On May 27, 2006, in Barbados, Guilfoyle married furniture heir Eric Violence.
Guilfoyle gave birth to their son, Roman Anthony, on October 4, 2006. In June 2009, Guilfoyle and Violence announced that they were separating; their divorce was finalized later that year.
In June 2018, Vanessa Trump, who had filed for divorce three months earlier, confirmed that Guilfoyle was dating her husband, Donald Trump Jr. The divorce was finalized at the end of 2018. In mid-2019, Guilfoyle and Trump jointly purchased a $4.4 million home in The Hampton's.
“The life of Kimberly Guilfoyle : Meet the Fox News star, former prosecutor, and model who's dating Donald Trump Jr”. Guilfoyle was born in San Francisco on March 9, 1969.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Did Not Leave Fox News Voluntarily, Sources Say: Scoop”. “Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle leaving the network to hit campaign trail with Donald Trump Jr”.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Leaving Fox News and Set to Campaign with Boyfriend Don Jr”. ^ “Fox's Kimberly Guilfoyle Talks to Mediate About Life, Loss, and Dealing with Her Critics”.
^ Kimberly Guilfoyle : What You Need to Know about Donald Trump Jr.'s New Girlfriend”. Political adviser Anthony Guilfoyle dies”.
“Six things to know about Donald Trump Jr.'s reported new squeeze, Kimberly Guilfoyle ". Kimberly Guilfoyle and James Hammer: Prosecutors in S.F.
Kimberly Guilfoyle Signs Long-Term Deal with Fox News”. “Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle abruptly leaves the network”.
“Exclusive: Kimberly Guilfoyle Left Fox News After Investigation Into Misconduct Allegations, Sources Say”. ^ Kill, Andrew; Shebang, Ashwin; Cartwright, Lachlan (July 24, 2018).
“Fox News Goes to War Against Its Own: Kimberly Guilfoyle ". “The Secret History of Kimberly Guilfoyle's Departure from Fox”.
“Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle is contender for Trump press secretary”. ^ Kimberly Guilfoyle says she's talking with Trump administration about press secretary job”.
^ “FOX News Host Kimberly Guilfoyle says she's in talks for high-profile White House role”. Kimberly Guilfoyle, rumored Spicer replacement, signs long-term Fox News deal”.
Kimberly Guilfoyle was once half of a liberal power couple. “Melania Trump to start raising campaign cash for her husband”.
^ Hakim, Danny; Thrush, Glenn (March 9, 2021). “Trump Campaign Secretly Paying $180,000 A Year To His Sons' Significant Others”.
^ Haber man, Maggie; Martin, Jonathan; Burns, Alexander (July 2, 2021). Kimberly Guilfoyle under fire for Trump fundraising disarray”.
^ Alba, Monica; Alexander, Peter (July 3, 2021). “ Kimberly Guilfoyle, Trump campaign official and girlfriend of president's son, tests positive for coronavirus”.
“People Can't Stop Talking About Kimberly Guilfoyle's Speech at the 2020 RNC”. Kimberly Guilfoyle yelled her RNC speech like Dwight Chute”.
Kimberly Guilfoyle's 'Kool-Aid Sermon' At RNC Sets Twitter Alight”. ^ “At RNC, Kimberly Guilfoyle gives passionate speech endorsing President Trump”.
^ Ross, Martha, Kimberly Guilfoyle ripped for call to ‘fight’ and sexy dance in video before Capitol attack”, Bay Area News Group / Mercury News, January 9, 2021 (updated). ^ “5 Things You Didn't Know About Fox News' Kimberly Guilfoyle ".
^ Matter, Phillip; Ross, Andrew (January 6, 2005). “Newsom, wife decide to end 3-year marriage: Careers on opposite coasts take toll on mayor, TV star”.
^ “Pottsville for Kim Guilfoyle and Eric Violence”. “Trump Jr.'s Reported New Love Kimberly Guilfoyle Was Still Married to CA Lt.
“Donald Trump Jr. finalizes divorce from Vanessa”. “Donald Trump Jr. and Kimberly Guilfoyle Snag Secluded Hampton's Estate”.