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. 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. “I became a prosecutor because I got my greatest joy in working with victims of violent crimes,” she explained in an interview with Mediate.
“I understood that profound sense of loss, and I could relate to it, and I wanted to do anything to help them heal by seeking justice.” 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.
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. “Biden, Harris, and the rest of the Socialists will fundamentally change this nation,” she claimed in the speech.
“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. KimberlyGuilfoyle made international headlines on Monday, stealing the show with a brawny and vociferous speech on the first night of the 2020 Republican National Convention.
Self-made, tough, wise and compassionate, Tony worked at a blacksmith’s shop at the age of nine, later becoming a farm hand to provide for his family. Entreating the city he termed ‘God’s half-acre’, with love and benevolence, it wasn’t long before Tony became a prominent figure within the political circle of San Francisco.
A founding member of the San Francisco Coalition for Responsible Growth, he played a pivotal role in the political campaigns of Mayor Gavin Newsom and even acquired the nickname of ‘The Godfather’ within his inner circle. Anthony Guilfoyle also spent four years in the U.S. Military, reaching the rank of Sergeant and proudly served in Germany.
During the summer months, Kimberly would come over from San Francisco and spend time working in the Guilfoyle family business. You taught me the meaning of the word courage when our Mom died, we were very little and you raised Anthony and me on your own with love and great strength.
Staying around to study Law at Trinity College Dublin, Kimberly ’s journey took her to new and anomalous heights, going from Deputy District Attorney to Fox News Host and now most contentiously, as partner to Donald Trump Jr. On Monday, she gripped all the headlines, disinterring the failures of the Democratic Party and looking to rally support for current President Donald Trump.
When asked for an interview by The Clare Echo, the Guilfoyle family in Tennis respectfully declined, saying that they did not wish to comment on Kimberly or her past without her permission. KimberlyGuilfoyle ’s combative speech at Monday’s Republican National Convention was so loud that her relatives in Ireland heard it.
The Irish Independent said it reached out to the 51-year-old former Fox News host’s uncle James Guilfoyle in the Clare County town of Tennis, who didn’t want to comment. Guilfoyle wished her Uncle James a happy retirement on her show “The Five” in 2016 when he stepped down from a print shop the family also ran.
In her Monday screed from North Carolina, Guilfoyle bizarrely claimed her mom was an immigrant from Puerto Rico, which is part of the U.S. As the Irish Post points out, at least one Twitter user surmised there’s nothing like family back home to keep a person grounded.
“This quote from KimberlyGuilfoyle ’s cousin in Clare after her bizarre speech is proof that no matter how important your job is or who your (boyfriend) is, your Irish relatives will knock the notions out of you,” tweeted Lucy O’Shea. Kim Guilfoyle ’s combative speech at Monday’s RNC convention was so loud, her relatives in Ireland heard it.
“Over more than two centuries, the United States has stirred a very wide range of feelings in the rest of the world: love and hatred, fear and hope, envy and contempt, awe and anger,” he wrote. Ms Guilfoyle, whose mother is from Puerto Rico and whose father is from Tennis in County Clare, appeared at the RNC to deliver a speech encouraging Americans to vote for Donald Trump in the upcoming US Presidential Election.
The Irish-American woman went viral around the world for her ultra-passionate and, in parts, extremely loud, speech which declared that 'the best is yet to come' should current US President Trump win another term in office. Ms Guilfoyle, who is the girlfriend of Donald Trump's son Don Jr, spent many childhood summers in the County Clare town of Tennis, and her uncle James was approached by The Irish Independent for his opinion on the viral speech.
The Republican National Convention entered its second day last night, with highlights including a speech from First Lady Melania Trump.