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. Guilfoyle made the comments during a radio interview with Breitbart News’ Alex Marlow.
It later emerged that Gavin Newsom, while he was mayor, had an affair with a woman named Ruby Ripped Disney. In this particular instance, however, I am doubtful that it applies,” Ripped Disney wrote on her Facebook page.
In 2006, Guilfoylemarried 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.
“The President's record of achievement is attracting unprecedented support and Kimberly will lead the effort to convert that into the resources we'll need to win.” It later emerged that Newsom, then 39, was having an affair with Ruby Rippey-Tourk, the wife of his then-campaign manager and former deputy chief of staff, Alex Tour.
Guilfoyle, a former prosecutor in San Francisco and Los Angeles whose now the 49-year-old co-host of Fox News’ The Five, marriedNewsom in 2001 and filed for divorce in January 2005, citing the strain of a bi-coastal marriage. “Everything you’ve heard and read is true,” Newsom, a Democrat, told reporters during a news conference at the time.
After their divorce was finalized in February 2006, Guilfoylemarried her second husband, furniture heir Eric Violence, later that same year. Guilfoyle has not publicly commented much on her marriage with Newsom, but in 2014 she recalled her time as San Francisco’s first lady fondly to PEOPLE.
Guilfoyle, who was married to Newsom during his first two years as mayor, from 2004 to 2006, once hosted Prince Charles and wife Camilla when they visited San Francisco. I learned an enormous amount from it,” Newsom, now 50, said in February during an onstage interview at the University of San Francisco, according to SFG ate.
Trump Jr. recently became embroiled in his own infidelity drama after Page Six reported that he had an affair with former Celebrity Apprentice contestant Aubrey O’Day in 2012. The pair were seen arriving together at a party in New York City on Sunday evening for President Trump’s new ambassador to Germany, Richard Grenfell.
After the party, Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle left together and went to a late dinner at Harry Cyprian restaurant on Fifth Avenue. Reps at Fox News and the Trump Organization did not immediately respond to PEOPLE’s request for comment.
The most memorable (and meme-able) moment at this year’s RNC undoubtedly belonged to former Fox News host KimberlyGuilfoyle. After Googling Guilfoyle ’s name, ripples of shock made their way across social media as people discovered she had once been married to California Governor Gavin Newsom.
At a press conference yesterday, when Newsom was asked about that part of his ex-wife’s speech, he exercised a great deal of restraint. “After testing positive, Kimberly was immediately isolated to limit any exposure,” said Sergio For, chief of staff for the Trump Victory Finance Committee.
Guilfoyle was not with the President and Donald Trump Jr. has so far tested negative, the person familiar with the matter said. That source said Guilfoyle had not had recent contact with the President, but she was in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was backstage for his rally there and, was also at his event in Phoenix.
A former Fox News personality, Guilfoyle assumed the role earlier this year of national chairwoman of the Trump Victory Finance Committee, where she is credited with expanding its ranks of fundraisers. Guilfoyle and Trump Jr. had been in the upper Plains' region hosting high-dollar fundraisers for several days, people familiar with the matter said.
Guilfoyle has “been with a lot of the campaign donors” in recent days, one source familiar with the matter said. Billed as a “Mountain West Ranch Retreat,” one event occurred in Gallatin Gateway, Montana, from Tuesday until Thursday, according to one of the people.
Born and raised in San Francisco, Guilfoylemarried current California governor Gavin Newsom when he was a member of the city board of supervisors in 2001. All of Trump’s campaign staffers who worked on the rally in Tulsa were quarantining last week after interacting with several colleagues who later tested positive for coronavirus, CNN reported at the time.
The news of Guilfoyle ’s test comes not long after Trump Jr. posted images that falsely suggested that masks and face coverings don’t help prevent the spread of the highly contagious virus. Donald Trump Jr. and Fox News personality KimberlyGuilfoyle are now officially dating.
Don Jr. released affectionate photos to TheDailyMail.com of the budding lovebirds getting close aboard a plane and embracing at a new Trump golf course. Vanessa appeared to offer a tacit approval of her ex’s new romance, tweeting, “The lengths people will go to attack a woman simply because she's dating don.
Vanessa and Don Jr. appear to be on good terms, and recently celebrated their children's graduation together. Don Jr. and his new girlfriend are said to be crazy about each other, sharing similar political views, but Guilfoyle has been scrutinized by some media outlets that question whether she can remain unbiased now that she is dating the president's son.
She served as the first lady of San Francisco during her marriage to Newsom, who was the mayor of the city at the time. After their split, Guilfoylemarried furniture designer Eric Violence, with whom she has one child.
Last week, Vanessa posted a tweet that seemed to give her blessing to Trump Jr. and Guilfoyle ’s relationship. At the time, the two released a joint statement saying their “top priority” was their five children.
But even though Vanessa seems to support Trump Jr.’s new relationship, some fans appear to be less forgiving. And at least one person seemed to imply that divorce isn’t a Christian ideal, writing, “Marriage is a Covenant with God.
The comments blaming divorce as an institution, or bringing the Trumps’ children into the conversation, are low blows as well. The commenters seem to be suggesting that the estranged couple should have stayed together for appearances, or for the sake of their children.
And multiple people called Guilfoyle and Trump Jr. a “beautiful couple.” Whatever fans’ opinions of the new pairing may be, it looks like they’re happy to move forward in their relationship and share photos along the way.