After the split, rumors began swirling that Newsom had an affair with his then-campaign manager's wife, Ruby Rippey-Tourk. He later admitted to the previously referenced “personal lapse of judgment” in 2007 (via Los Angeles Times).
Before we dig into the dirty details of this romance, you should first know a few things about KimberlyGuilfoyle's second ex-husband since he's not connected to politics, and Guilfoyle seems wildly attracted to that type. EricVillency isn't a president's son and may not have “governor” on his resume, but he's still handsome and has some decently impressive credentials making him bachelor-worthy on paper.
His grandfather started the Maurice Violence furniture chain in 1932, which his father eventually took over prior to handing it down to him in 1998, according to Forbes. “I loved to hear him talk about not only his furniture and the art he made, but also the artists and designers he admired,” Violence gushed to the magazine.
KimberlyGuilfoyle didn't waste much time on the singles market after splitting from her politician ex-husband Gavin Newsom. She met EricVillency on a blind date that same year and went full steam ahead with her younger new beau without looking back.
“The couple met on a blind date last October and were engaged by Christmas, but kept the romance a secret until February, when Kimberly's divorce from San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsom was finalized,” dished a May 2006 People article. In Guilfoyle's pre-attorney and news anchor days, she “modeled for Macy's, Nordstrom, Victoria's Secret and 'all the big stores' while in law school to help pay the bills,” revealed Women's Wear Daily.
According to the booking agency All American Entertainment Speakers, the furniture heir “maintains a deep connection to the fashion world” even to the present day. The couple went with a swanky St. James, Barbados resort with a Nazarene minister officiating the nuptials for their big day.
The duo's son, Roman Anthony, was born in October 2006, just five months after their big day, according to Town and Country) . Her first union only lasted five years, and her second marriage wound up having less longevity than the first, despite the fact that she had a child with hubby number two.
The exes had a signed prenuptial agreement in place and were “vowing to remain friends” while sharing joint custody of a then 2-year-old Roman (via Page Six). She gave us another look into her way of thinking in a 2018 interview with The Washington Post, where she said, “I am always changing and doing stuff ... Grass doesn't grow too long under my feet.
KimberlyGuilfoyle didn't waste any time (or money) finding some swanky new digs when she split from EricVillency. According to Variety, she purchased a $1.3 million “high-glam bachelorette pad” on the 11th floor of a full-service co-op building in New York City right after their split in July 2009.
Variety described the pad as “girlishly sophisticated” with “tons of high-grade finishes, cute crystal doorknobs and numerous glittery chandeliers including a Sputnik-style stunner in the living room similar to those that glimmer gloriously in the lobby of the Metropolitan Opera House.” The home boasted ten closets, a dry bar, and it basically sounds like every divorced woman's dream.
According to a previously referenced source, when it came to a budget for her new digs, money was apparently no object, as the taxes and maintenance fees were $2,464 a month alone on the place. According to Variety, she only kept her rebound home for three years before putting it back on the market, relisting it for a sizable profit ($1,595,000).
The former television anchor is still “very close” with her furniture heir ex's family, despite the fact that they've been divorced for years, as revealed by Mediate. In fact, the same publication spied the 50-year-old girlfriend of Donald Trump Jr. “checking out wedding dresses” at Bridal Fashion Week in the Big Apple in April 2019.
KimberlyGuilfoyle, an anchor on Fox News ‘ The Five and a potential replacement for White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer if he’s fired, has been married twice. Her second husband was EricVillency, the CEO of Violence Design Group.
A spokesperson for Guilfoyle added, “As I stated in the interview, I really love what I do and my job co-hosting The Five is tough to beat.” In October that year, son Roman Anthony was born.
According to a New York Post report from 2009, the couple had an amicable split in 2009, agreeing to share custody of Roman. My second husband, EricVillency, is the father of my beautiful boy Roman Anthony.
In December 2013, Violence married his second wife, Swedish designer Caroline Fare. The wedding took place at the EAU Palm Beach with 160 guests in attendance.
It has risen to become one of the most respected design firms on the world across a variety of platforms and industries. EricVillency's advice for turning product ideas into reality Violence Design Group CEO EricVillency on the company and advice for turning product ideas into reality.
“Infuse your personal passion into everything you do in your life,” he told the site. “For me it’s about blending a perfect balance of wellness with lifestyle, and design with beauty,” Violence told Entrepreneur.
“In a sporting era of shortcuts and fallen stars, athletic achievement can be looked at cynically these days,” he told Entrepreneur. He sat down with IVY to share his insights about the changing nature of design and the traits that make a great leader.
As the New York Times noted in a 2003 profile of Violence, he once had a stint as a fashion model, working for Calvin Klein and Dolce & Gabbana, before he took over the reins of his family’s company. But even his father, Robert Violence, recognized that he had an eye for design.
“I don’t have an aesthetic bone in my body, but Eric has his grandfather’s sense of design,” Robert told the Times. He values collaboration and has a group of employees who have been at the company for over 30 years.
“Having those capabilities led us to projects that other people were either unable to do or unwilling to do. KimberlyGuilfoyle has become a successful political analyst, thanks to her extensive work with Fox News; she co-hosted the popular show “The Five” before her departure.
EricVillency of Violence Design Group met with Creative Director Jim Moore AGQ today…. To speak further of his success, Eric has produced and hosted the documentary INSEAM, that chronicles emerging fashion designers.
Although he was born with a silver spoon in his mouth, Eric has turned the company into a conglomerate, and increased his wealth to a large degree. Eric has been married twice; his first wife is the political analyst and news anchor, KimberlyGuilfoyle, from 2006 until 2009; they welcomed a son, Roman Anthony.
Four years later, Eric married his second wife, Swedish designer Caroline Fare, in 2013, but their romance lasted only until 2017. Born Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle on the 9th March 1969, in San Francisco, California USA, she is an attorney and television host.
Kimberly also did a year at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland, which she used to research and publish work on international children’s rights, and European Economic Community Law. However, she earned her fame while working on television; her first job was as the host of the show “Both Sides” on Court TV.
It was in 2006 that she became a part of Fox News, and in the next five years appeared in and contributed to such shows as “The Strategy Room”, “Hannity”, and “The O’Reilly Factor”, among others. In 2011, she was named the new co-host of the daily talk show “The Five”, however, after seven years in the position she left the job and Fox News.
Kimberly has remained single since her divorce, but rumor has it that she is in a romantic relationship with Donald Trump Jr. KimberlyGuilfoyle had hit headlines when an explosive report from The New Yorker spilled details on her mysterious exit from Fox News.
Until 2004, she was an assistant district attorney in San Francisco after which she changed her career path and entered the media industry. As per an SF Gate report, many others found it hard to believe, especially after their politically-tinged wedding staged for 500 people at St Ignatius Church.
After their marriage, Guilfoyle made a career move to New York and joined Fox News to host a crime show called 'The Lineup'. San Francisco mayoral candidate Gavin Newsom and wife KimberlyGuilfoyle -Newsom (Getty Images)In January 2005, the pair announced the end of their 3-year-old bi coastal marriage “with great sadness” in a brief statement issued by the mayor's City Hall press office.
“Unfortunately, the demands of our respective careers have made it too difficult for us to continue as a married couple,” the pair said in the statement. A year later, in 2007, a scandal broke that Newsom was having an affair with Ruby Rippey-Tourk, the wife of his then-campaign manager and former deputy chief of staff, Alex Tour.
“Everything you’ve heard and read is true,” Newsom, a Democrat, told reporters during a news conference at the time. KimberlyGuilfoyle and EricVillency (Getty Images) Guilfoyle then found love in the arms of furniture heir Eric Scot Violence on a blind date.
A source told New York Post the pregnancy “was the worst-kept secret in town” at the time but the wedding ceremony had been planned long before they found out about the child. EricVillency and KimberlyGuilfoyle (Getty Images)The pair gave birth to their baby boy Roman Anthony on October 4, 2006, and led a happily married life together.
As per a Page Six report, the two vowed to remain friends and decided to share joint custody of their son. By September, the pair hit the road for several rallies and fundraisers at Minnesota, North Dakota, Montana, Nevada and Texas.
Her relationship with the Trumps has raised many eyeballs, especially in regard to her lavish lifestyle, including the use of private jets and her controversial birthday party at Mar-A-Lago, which was reportedly paid for in part by some campaign donors. Donald Trump Jr and KimberlyGuilfoyle (Getty Images)Recently, Guilfoyle faced severe backlash for her participation at the Republican National Convention 2020.
“They want to destroy this country and everything that we have fought for and hold dear,” she said of the Democrats while raising her voice in a peculiar manner and set a scary tone.