This piece will look at Kimberly ’s parents, her ex-husbands, and her relationship with Donald Trump Jr. His father, Anthony Guilfoyle, left Ireland in his twenties and moved to San Francisco to work as a contractor.
Her Puerto Rican mother, Mercedes Marie Serena, was a special education teacher, who shared a close bond with Kimberly. Guilfoyle told Mediate that her mother’s death due to Leukemia hit her hard.
After a lengthy courtship, Kimberly and San Francisco’s future mayor Gavin Newsom got married in a lavish wedding in December 2001. Nelson and Kimberly were considered San Francisco’s power couple, and in some circles, they were referred to as ‘the new Kennedy's.’ However, cracks in their relationship began to show after Kimberly moved to the opposite coast to pursue a journalism career.
A year after the divorce, reports emerged that Gavin had an affair with Ruby Rippey-Tourk, the wife of his then-campaign manager, in late 2015. Gavin didn’t deny the affair, and according to People, he said, “Everything you’ve heard and read is true.
In October 2006, they welcomed their son Roman Anthony, and in June 2009, Eric and Kimberly announced their divorce. In March 2018, Vanessa Kay filed for divorce from Donald Trump Jr. on the grounds that he’d cheated on her with singer Aubrey O’Day.
Donald and Vanessa subsequent tabloid war kept the couple at the top of gossip headlines. After Vanessa detailed her past romance with a former gang member, Donald’s team retaliated by revealing his relationship with Kimberly.
KimberlyGuilfoyle had hit headlines when an explosive report from The New Yorker spilled details on her mysterious exit from Fox News. The former host and legal analyst who was one of the panel members on 'The Five' announced her departure in July 2018 after working for 12 years.
In no time, social media exploded with severe scrutiny over scandalous details claiming the host “displayed herself naked” and splashed “photographs of the genitalia of men with whom Guilfoyle had had sexual relations.” 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.
Did you know Guilfoyle was already five months pregnant with Eric Violence's child when she walked down the aisle at her destination wedding? 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.
Eric Violence 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.
“Releasing violent criminals (murderers w/ life sentences) is a threat to public safety.” “As a former prosecutor, this is a slap in the face to victims, their families & law enforcement who put them away,” she added.
Jacoby Felix, Crystal Jones, Andrew Crater and Luis Alberto Velez were convicted of separate murders in the 1990s” and “all four, now granted commutations by Newsom, were convicted in Sacramento County and sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole. Felix, 18 at the time of his crime, fatally shot a man in 1993 during a carjacking, and has served 26 years.
Evidence shown at separate trials indicated that while it was Crater’s partner Thomas Robinson who pulled the trigger, Crater had supplied the gun, the car and the plan used in a June 1995 crime spree that included a string of armed robberies. When it came to her marital roster, Guilfoyle selected former San Francisco mayor (and current California governor), Gavin Newsom, as her first-round pick in 2001.
That marriage looked pretty solid on the outside with Harper's Bazaar even dubbing the pair “the New Kennedy's” and calling their courtship “one of the most glamorous political unions since Jack and Jackie” at the time (via The Washington Post). After the split, rumors began swirling that Newsom had an affair with his then-campaign manager's wife, Ruby Rippey-Tourk.
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. Eric Violence 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 Eric Violence 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 Eric Violence. 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.
Despite the event being usually attended by women actually in the wedding dress market, you didn't miss any engagement announcements.