The child of an Irish father and a Puerto Rican mother, Guilfoyle has humble, middle-class roots that, she says, have played a major role in shaping who she is. Her earliest days were spent in the Mission District of the city, until her father, who worked for an electric company, was able to buy his family a home in Westlake.
“I remember feeling safe and happy and like there was nothing in the world a boy could do that a little girl couldn't,” she recalled in an interview with SFG ate. One of the first barriers that Guilfoyle broke was trying out for a boys' soccer team in second grade and making the cut.
While KimberlyGuilfoyle was a California girl through and through as a child, she also spent her summers across the pond with her father's family. While that sounds idyllic, for Guilfoyle it was a chance to spend time with her family and learn some life lessons.
Guilfoyle first started working at the gift shop when she was about 11 or 12, selling fine china and Waterford Crystal. She noted that it gave her “a sense of responsibility,” as she learned to put in the work to earn a paycheck.
While KimberlyGuilfoyle was surrounded by love growing up, she was especially attached to her mother, who was a huge inspiration in her life. Given that her mother was an educator who taught students with emotional challenges, Guilfoyle learned a lot about giving back at a young age.
Sadly, tragedy struck the little family when Guilfoyle was only 11 years old (via Irish Central): Her mother got sick with a terminal disease. “This is where I learned so much and was empowered to be the born free American woman that I am today,” she wrote in a post on her Instagram page.
Sadly, Mercy High School shuttered its doors for good in 2020, a loss that Guilfoyle laments. But since tuition isn't cheap, Guilfoyle had to burn the candle at both ends in order to pay the bills.
It was while she was at Clothes time that she was approached about the possibility of lingerie modeling, a lucrative endeavor that would sometimes pay $300 per hour, according to SFG ate. To that end, Guilfoyle stripped down and strutted her stuff for brands like Macy's and Victoria's Secret.
Guilfoyle graduated from UC Davis magna cum laude, as noted by Business Insider. Once KimberlyGuilfoyle was finished getting her education, she briefly taught for the school district for which her mom had worked and then had a stint at a civil law firm.
Guilfoyle lost that job in 1996, when the next election didn't go in her boss' favor, so she headed down to Los Angeles for a few years to be a prosecutor there. In fact, she was once the First Lady of San Francisco, after she married now-Governor of California Gavin Newsom in 2001, and he was elected mayor of the city two years later.
“One of my fondest memories from that exciting time in my life was hosting Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla for one of their first official visits to the United States,” she gushed in an interview with Metropolitan Magazine. Guilfoyle was active in her then-husband's career, and she supported his decision to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples all the way back in 2004, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Guilfoyle did have more conservative views on issues such as the death penalty, but the pivot she's made politically since then is a pretty significant transformation. For as happy as KimberlyGuilfoyle and Gavin Newsom were for a time, they couldn't quite make things work in the end.
Part of the reason Guilfoyle, who divorced Newsom in 2006 (via Los Angeles Times), uprooted her life was also because she'd received several offers to be on television after she won an especially high-profile case. “I ultimately moved to New York and began a new life ... and started working for Court TV,” she continued.
Guilfoyle also started working for the Fox News network, hosting a show called The Lineup. On May 27, 2006, KimberlyGuilfoyle decided to give love a second shot, and she married furniture mogul Eric Violence, according to The New York Times.
The pair welcomed their son, Roman Violence, into the world on October 6 of that same year, as noted by Fist. Kimberly is loyal, generous, and an amazing mom,” Guilfoyle's friend Susan Shin told Metropolitan Magazine.
“I'm thinking about how blessed I am and lucky that God gave me my greatest treasure... you Roman,” she wrote in a caption. Perhaps the third time is the charm when it comes to love for KimberlyGuilfoyle ; in May 2018, Page Six broke the news that the pundit was dating one of Donald Trump's sons.
“While he wants to respect the privacy of his family, he is getting divorced, and he enjoys Kimberly's company,” the source continued. “I've decided to leave Fox News Channel and dedicate myself full time to joining America First as Vice Chairwoman, campaigning across the country and firmly standing with President Trump,” she wrote in a tweet.
“I am absolutely THRILLED to announce that I'll be joining the Trump campaign as a Senior Adviser,” she gushed in another tweet. Guilfoyle's work keeps her quite busy, traveling around the country and hosting events, as noted by Metropolitan Magazine.
In 2020, KimberlyGuilfoyle was one of the featured speakers at the Republican National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina. There, both she and her boyfriend took to the stage to warn people what they think would happen if their Democratic opponents win the election.
“They want open borders, closed schools, dangerous amnesty, and will selfishly send your jobs back to China while they get rich.” Guilfoyle also cautioned her audience about additional perils, citing California as an example of the worst that can happen.
“It is a place of immense wealth, immeasurable innovation, and immaculate environment, and the Democrats turned it into a land of discarded heroin needles in parks, riots in streets, and blackouts in homes,” she alleged. Guilfoyle ended her speech by claiming that electing Trump will keep America safe and would protect the American Dream.
“I've been in a lot of tough businesses: First Lady of San Francisco, working as model, actress, TV host,” she explained in an interview with Mediate. Mikael Thales is a tech and security reporter based in Seattle, covering social media, data breaches, hackers, and more.
Trump supporters are convinced his video decrying Capitol riots is a deepfake As reported by the New York Times, KimberlyGuilfoyle made flying private her career while serving as a senior advisor to the Trump campaign.
Politico also reported Guilfoyle utilized a private plane to whisk her home to New York from South Dakota following President Donald Trump's pre-Independence Day address at Mount Rushmore. Meanwhile, her junior staffers were forced to quarantine in South Dakota due to their potential exposure.
In 2017, Guilfoyle confessed to Us Weekly that she owned over 500 pairs of shoes. The truth would frighten me,” Guilfoyle said before she sheepishly admitted, “There have been estimates of about 500 pairs.
I tried to make sure to maximize every inch of space,” Guilfoyle confessed. But when tasked with storing 500 pairs of shoes we guess you have no choice but to utilize every square inch of closet space.
The estranged couple was determined to keep things amicable after the split, and some assumed a reconciliation was a possibility, until Page Six reported that Trump Jr. had allegedly moved on with The Five co-host KimberlyGuilfoyle. Fashionable clothing, pageant hair, and megawatt smile aside, Guilfoyle became a fan favorite on the Fox News panel for her in-depth reports on the royal family and her unwavering support of the Republican Party.
In fact, her life away from the newsroom may be even more interesting than the hot topics she discusses on cable TV. She was raised in the Mission District of San Francisco by her Irish father, Tony, and her Puerto Rican mother, Mercedes, but when Guilfoyle was 11 years old, her mom died of leukemia.
I believe now that God did answer my prayers, because she still lives on with me, and she shaped me into who I am today,” she told Fox News. After her mother's passing, her father, Tony, became a single parent who did his best to raise Guilfoyle and her younger brother, Anthony.
When her dad wasn't tending to his dual role as caretaker and nurturer, he was also prepping a young Guilfoyle for adulthood. After her mom's passing, KimberlyGuilfoyle was “forced to survive,” and that included taking on an even bigger role in her younger sibling's life.
One of the downsides of being a parental figure at a young age was the habit Guilfoyle developed of putting others' needs before her own. “When you're forced to survive, you learn to navigate for yourself and advocate for others,” she said, noting that taking on so many responsibilities at a young age prepared her for adulthood.
“Even though no child should have to go through the pain of losing a parent at such a young age, it made the bond with my brother, Anthony, all that much stronger, and I am forever grateful to have him in my life,” she told Bella NYC. “So my mom met with the coach and said, 'Please let Kimberly try out with the boys, but don't take her because I am asking you: only if she's good enough,” Guilfoyle recalled.
From a very early age, she knew she wanted to be a lawyer, so after high school, she enrolled in the University of California, Davis, where she graduated magna cum laude, according to AOL. She immediately put her degree to good use as a prosecutor in San Francisco before she made the trek south to work as deputy district attorney in Los Angeles.
Guilfoyle wasn't going to let anything stand in the way of her dream of becoming an attorney, so to pay the bills, she hit the workforce between those college courses. “When I was in college at UC Davis, I had three jobs: I was working at the district attorney's office as an intern, I worked at the clothing store Clothes time, and I was modeling and doing different jobs in and around San Francisco and Sacramento,” she told Cosmopolitan.
Long before she was chowing down and stuffing her face during The Five's Kimberly's Food Court segment, Guilfoyle became the first lady of San Francisco when her then-husband, Gavin Newsom, was elected mayor. Guilfoyle called her stint as a politician's wife one of the greatest honors of her life, according to Fox News.
“Unfortunately, the demands of our respective careers have made it too difficult for us to continue as a married couple,” the pair said in a statement. The Fox News host announced in 2017 that she was eyeing a job as White House press secretary, and President Donald Trump was allegedly considering the idea, too.
It's a challenging job, and you need someone really determined and focused, a great communicator in there with deep knowledge to be able to handle that position.” In June of that year, Fox New s signed the bubbly broadcaster to a long-term contract, locking her in for an extended stay on The Five.
Placing her under contract with Fox was a sign that her chances of being employed at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue were slim. Though she didn't get to work alongside President Trump, she was still able to make connections within the White House, which is evident now that we know the truth about her rumored romances with folks within the administration, and we're not just talking about Don Jr....
Former White House Communications Director Anthony Scaramouch had a tough time working under the Trump administration. Not only was he canned 11 days into his job, but his wife of three years, Deidre Bell, filed for divorce in July 2017, while she was nine months pregnant.
Following the split, Scaramouch was spotted with Guilfoyle frolicking in Rome and house hunting in Manhattan. Staying cordial with a former flame is no easy task, but the Fox News host has seemingly mastered the art of ending all of her long-term relationships on a high note.
“I work hard and strive to give time to people in my life who've counted on me in the past. As a two-time divorcee, perhaps she isn't a pro at marriage, but Guilfoyle has certainly figured out how to end her unions without holding on to any lingering resentment.
He and his estranged wife, Vanessa, have managed to remain cordial following their divorce announcement, and he even gave her a public shout-out on Mother's Day 2018. As a co-host of The Five, KimberlyGuilfoyle earns a living chatting about current news in the political world and beyond.
But her penchant for being outspoken came back to bite her when the panel addressed female voters and jurors in October 2014. Guilfoyle stated that beautiful, young women should automatically be excused from jury duty “so they can go on Tinder or Match.com” instead.
They are not in that same life experience of paying the bills, doing the mortgage, kids, community, crime, education, health care. Guilfoyle said that wasn't her intent, telling Elle, “Come on, young women should vote, I am a huge supporter ...
“I always love to give back and impact the lives of others positively,” she told Bella NYC. Her charitable commitments include working as the ambassador for the Special Olympics NYC Junior Committee and serving on the board of the Esophageal Cancer Education Foundation.