She lived in New York, where she was breaking into network TV after serving as a prosecutor, and he was located in San Francisco. Friends told the San Francisco Chronicle at the time that the pair still got along and weren’t in screaming matches or anything but that neither would budge when it came to prioritizing their careers.
The politics of Guilfoyle and Newsom couldn’t be more different; she is a vocal conservative who supports the president’s policies, and he is running for governor on the Democratic ticket in a very blue state. Guilfoyle addressed these political differences in an interview she gave after she started dating Trump Jr.
The magazine article reported that the couple “promises to be one of the most glamorous political unions since Jack and Jackie” and it quoted Newsom as saying of Guilfoyle, “It’s this wonderful combination of being in love and extraordinarily proud.” It later emerged that Gavin Newsom, while he was mayor, had an affair with a woman named Ruby Ripped Disney.
In 2006, Guilfoyle married Eric Violence, the head of a furniture chain founded by his grandfather. Her Facebook page reads, “Founder/CEO The Representation Project; Filmmaker ‘Miss Representation’ and ‘The Mask You Live In;’ Mom of 4; Wife of Gavin Newsom.” Her biography on the page of the Lieutenant Governor reads, “An advocate for women, girls, and their families, Jennifer Siegel Newsom is a filmmaker, speaker and President and CEO of the non-profit organization The Representation Project, a call-to-action campaign and media organization established to shift people’s consciousness, inspire individual and community action and ultimately, transform culture.” The page says Newsom resides in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband, California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, and is the proud mother of three young children, Montana, Hunter and Brooklyn.” The couple now also has a fourth child.
The couple caused controversy when Newsom ’s wife posted a photo showing she uses dog poop bags with President Trump’s face on them. KimberlyGuilfoyle and Gavin Newsom married in 2001, in what appeared to be a promising relationship as political superpowers.
According to The Washington Post, only three days after Newsom was sworn in as mayor, Guilfoyle flew to New York City to start a new job as a host on a show for Court TV. Guilfoyle and Gavin Newsom announced their divorce in a statement issued by the San Francisco City Hall mayor's office: “Unfortunately, the demands of our respective careers have made it too difficult for us to continue as a married couple.
A friend of the couple said Newsom and Guilfoyle's bi-coastal arrangement took its toll on the relationship: “It's no secret that they have been leading separate lives,” the source said. Since their split, both parties have moved on to other relationships, and for Guilfoyle, her new partner is bringing her into the presidential spotlight.
KimberlyGuilfoyle got to know the Trump family while working in New York, especially when she joined Fox News in 2006. She wrote, directed and produced three documentaries: Miss Representation, The Mask You Live In, and The Great American Lie.
The Republican power couple has devoted much of its time to campaigning and working on behalf of Trump Jr.'s father, President Donald Trump (via Elle), but Guilfoyle and Don Jr. have enjoyed some time to themselves. According to their Instagram feeds, they stay very active by taking adventurous day trips together.
“Enjoying the outdoors with @donaldjtrumpjr,” Guilfoyle captioned a photo from a fishing trip in May 2019. “The stakes have never been higher in a presidential election,” she said in a statement announcing her role with the committee, per The Hill.
“The President's record of success is drawing unprecedented support from across the country and these crucial financial resources will ensure he's in a strong position to win in November.” Kimberly has been a powerful and effective leader and surrogate for President Trump and her expanded role will only make the re-election campaign stronger,” campaign manager Brad Par scale told The Hill.
Perhaps we should begin in 2001, at what the San Francisco Chronicle termed “the social event of the year.” The bride was a San Francisco prosecutor who had famously modeled through law school, the groom was a rising star county supervisor and the celebration began in a gardenia-filled Catholic Church and continued at Ann and Gordon Getty’s Pacific Heights manse. There were either 400, 500 or 600 guests in attendance at Newsom and Guilfoyle ’s wedding, according to Women’s Wear Daily, W and Harper’s Bazaar, respectively.
'S office, Guilfoyle was “still smarting from what she says was the frosty and underhanded treatment she got from Harris when she was making a bid to return to the D.A. The city’s youngest mayor in more than a century and the state’s first Black district attorney were sworn in on the same day in January 2004.
After a few high-profile flings (a Scientologist actress who was then on “CSI: Miami”; maybe a 19-year-old ; a female staffer who was married to one of his closest advisors), Newsom finally settled down for good before leaving City Hall, proposing to his now-wife, First Partner Jennifer Siegel Newsom in 2008. In 2018, she left her Fox News co-host role, where she had been a strong advocate for Trump, to join his political action committee.
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Send comments, complaints, ideas and unrelated book recommendations to Julia Wick. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Yes, Guilfoyle, who radiated such gunshot MAGA energy at the RNC that she’s since become a meme, who is so down for the cause that she’s dating one of the president’s sons, used to be married to Gavin Newsom, big time Democrat and California’s current governor.
When Guilfoyle and Newsom got married in 2001, the San Francisco Chronicle hailed them as the next liberal power couple. People who worked with Guilfoyle as a prosecutor spoke highly of her, according to an extensive Washington Post profile from 2018, but she left the job in 2003 to help her husband’s mayoral campaign, which he won.
Take your pick; it’s either the husband-and-wife Charlie Rose appearance or the Harper’s Bazaar spread from 2004 that’s currently circulating on Twitter, in which the magazine dubbed the couple the “New Kennedy's.” Back then, Guilfoyle ’s manner was indeed less cable news than Jackie O. In that Charlie Rose clip, she politely laughs at both men’s jokes, dressed in a subtle black long-sleeved jacket.
“I stand 100 percent by his side on this,” she says of then–San Francisco Mayor Newsom ’s decision to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples. Even as Newsom describes her politics as “modestly more conservative” than his, her appeals for “hope” and “togetherness” sound a very far cry from Monday’s warnings of riots and drug trafficking.
For most of her time at Fox, she had a good relationship with Roger Miles, the network’s chairman, but one former Trump campaign official told the Post he thought her standing might have suffered after his 2016 ouster. She was one of the woman Miles’ wife called on to publicly defend him amid allegations of sexual harassment, as depicted in the movie Bombshell, and she did so vociferously in an interview with Breitbart News.
In a tweet announcing her departure from Fox News in 2018, Guilfoyle wrote that she had made the “bitter-sweet” decision to leave, so she could dedicate herself full-time to the Trump campaign, though HuffPost reported that she was given the boot due to a human resources investigation and allegations of misconduct. During his run for governor, she told the Post she joked to him that she would get Don Jr. to campaign against him, and also drew comparisons between the men’s twin slicked-backed hairdos.