Her father, Anthony Guilfoyle, is an Irish immigrant who did construction work and served in the military before becoming a real estate investor. Her mother, Mercedes, moved from Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, and taught special education.
Her father, Viktor Knave, was a car dealer, and her mother, Amalia, designed children's clothing. There have been claims that Melania obtained a degree from University of Ljubljana; however, CBS News reported that she only attended the school for a year before returning to modeling.
Melania famously met Donald Trump at a Fashion Week party in 1998 when she was just 28 years old. She is said to have refused to give the then 52-year-old real estate mogul her phone number because he was with a date, but she ended up calling him a few days later.
She wed Gavin, then a city supervisor, in 2001, and two years later he was elected the mayor of San Francisco. Support system: Like Melania, Kimberly helped campaign for her former husband, Gavin Newsom, when he was running for mayor.
Royal visit: As the first lady of San Francisco, Kimberly and her former husband welcomed Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall (pictured in 2005) As the first lady of San Francisco, she and her former husband welcomed Prince Charles and his wife Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, on their first official visit to the city during their U.S. tour.
'During one of the formal dinners, I was sat next to Prince Charles who was kind enough to share the rest of his apple tart dessert with me.' In addition to her role as first lady, Kimberly served as San Francisco's assistant District Attorney from 2000 to 2004 before moving to New York City to pursue a career in television.
The Fox News host, who has repeatedly defended the Trump family on-air, was rumored to have dated Anthony Scaramouch last year. She and Don Jr., 40, run in the same New York City social circles, and she has hobnobbed with both him and his estranged wife, Vanessa, a former model-turned-mother-of-five.
Vanessa, 40, filed divorce papers in Manhattan Supreme Court in March after 12 years of marriage to Don Jr. The divorce was listed as 'uncontested,' meaning Vanessa is not asking for full custody of the children and Don Jr. does not object to the filing.
'While he wants to respect the privacy of his family, he is getting divorced, and he enjoys Kimberly's company,' he person added. Don Jr. and Kimberly were recently seen arriving together at a party in honor of Richard Grenfell, Trump's new ambassador to Germany.
Sources said the couple 'stuck close to each other' at the party on Sunday and left together to grab dinner at the upscale Harry Cyprian restaurant in Manhattan. KimberlyGuilfoyle is once again the topic of Twitter discussion for her fiery MAGA rhetoric and her dancing, but this time the chatter is about her appearance in a chilling video taken before President Trump’s Safe America rally, which later led to a mob attack on the Capitol.
Guilfoyle is shown breaking into a hip-shaking dance while backstage before the rally started, and is then heard encouraging the crowd to “fight” for Trump. Donald Trump Jr., right, smiles along with his girlfriend KimberlyGuilfoyle prior to a news conference at Georgia Republican Party headquarters Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020 in Atlanta.
(AP Photo/John Blakemore) Guilfoyle ’s name came up as one of those in Trump’s family and inner circle who, many said, should be investigated for inciting violence committed by the president’s supporters. But the Justice Department appeared to switch gears Friday, with an official saying that Trump and other speakers at the rally were not expected to be criminally charged for inciting a riot.
Another DOJ official told reporters that the federal investigation is focused solely on criminal acts at the Capitol building. The investigation continues as House Democrats moved closer to introducing an impeachment resolution next week, possibly for “incitement of insurrection,” CNN reported.
Legal experts also said the First Amendment could make it difficult for Trump and others to be prosecuted for impassioned speeches. But even if Guilfoyle can’t be prosecuted, she was nonetheless being scrutinized on social media for her starring role in the video, apparently filmed by Trump Jr., before the start of the rally.
Guilfoyle, in a black cape, turns to the camera and briefly breaks into the hip-shaking dance she’s been showcasing at other recent pro-Trump rallies. During her speech, Guilfoyle, who was a top fundraiser for Trump’s campaign, repeated his baseless claims of widespread voter fraud.
After calling Trump the most “impactful, transformative” president America has ever seen, Guilfoyle said, “We will continue to hold the line across the incredible country, because we finally had a president in the White House who knows what it means to put America first … who stands for veterans and law enforcement and the American family.” Guilfoyle ’s voice also rose to a yell, which has become her signature speaking style since the Republican National Convention.
The Latest: FAA warns unruly passengers to behave on flights Among many things, President Donald Trump’s State of the Union addresses have become an event for the women in his family and other female attendees to make fashion statements, political and otherwise. In 2018, first lady Melania Trump caused a flurry of speculation about the health of her marriage, post-Stormy Daniels revelations, by wearing a white pantsuit that was either a personal statement of independence, a tribute to suffragists or even a nod to Hillary Clinton’s historical presidential candidacy.
They wore all-black or heavily dark ensembles in an apparent effort to differentiate themselves from female Democratic leaders who donned white. So Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and scores of other women donned white or ivory-colored suits, creating a vision of emerging female political power and solidarity in the U.S. Capitol.
The Republican political activist and Georgetown law student stood out among the Trump women by wearing white dresses in their preferred figure-hugging style. His caption, “love this group,” indicates that there could have been some idea behind his girlfriend and sister bucking the somber, black look embraced by other women in his family.
Per The New York Times, Trump watched the actual insurrectionist acts with enjoyment ... Born (1969-03-09) March 9, 1969 (age 51) Other names KimberlyGuilfoyle Newsom KimberlyGuilfoyle VillencyEducation University of California, Davis (BA) University of San Francisco (JD)Political party Republican Spouse(s)Children1 Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle (Wildfowl ; born March 9, 1969) is an American attorney, prosecutor, and television news personality who also serves as an advisor to Donald Trump.
Guilfoyle's mother, Mercedes, taught special education. Her father, Anthony “Tony” Guilfoyle, was born in Tennis, County Clare, Ireland, and immigrated to the United States in 1957 at the age of 20.
In 1958, while still an Irish citizen, he was drafted and served for four years in the U.S. Army. After being discharged from the army, Tony Guilfoyle took up work in the construction trades.
He later became a real estate investor and, until his death in 2008, a close advisor to Mayor Newsom. Guilfoyle then spent four years in Los Angeles as a deputy district attorney, working on adult and juvenile cases, including narcotics, domestic violence, kidnapping, robbery, arson, sexual assault, and homicide cases.
She received several awards at the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office, including Prosecutor of the Month. In 2000, Guilfoyle was re-hired by Tallinn in the San Francisco District Attorney's Office, where she served as an assistant district attorney from 2000 to 2004.
During this time she achieved a conviction while co-prosecuting with James Hammer in the 2002 case People v. Noel and Knoll er, a second-degree murder trial involving a dog mauling that received international attention. In mid-2017, Guilfoyle signed a long-term contract extension with Fox.
A year later, in July 2018, Guilfoyle abruptly left Fox News; she then began working for a pro-Donald Trump super PAC. HuffPost reported that, at the time of her departure, the network had been in the midst of a year-long sexual harassment investigation into Guilfoyle.
After Guilfoyle's departure, Fox News agreed to an out-of-court settlement with an assistant who had accused Guilfoyle of sexual harassment. Terms were not disclosed, but The New Yorker reported that the settlement was at least $4 million.
The assistant alleged that Guilfoyle frequently displayed herself naked, showed photographs of the genitalia of men she had had sex with, and required her to sleep over at Guilfoyle's apartment. The New Yorker independently verified several of the assistant's allegations.
In 2015, Guilfoyle released a semi-autobiographical and advice book, titled Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate, on her experiences growing up, working as a prosecutor, and encouraging people to always advocate for themselves. Guilfoyle speaking at a campaign rally in Sun City, Arizona in November 2018 In December 2016, it was reported that Guilfoyle was being considered to serve as press secretary for President Donald Trump.
Sean Spicer was considered the front-runner for the position and was ultimately selected. On the May 12, 2017, edition of The Five, co-host Bob Becker hinted that Guilfoyle turned the job down.
However, in an interview with Bay Area News Group on May 15, 2017, Guilfoyle confirmed she was in contact with the White House about the position following Spicer's resignation. “I'm a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country”, Guilfoyle said.
“I think it'd be a fascinating job, 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.” However, on May 19, Guilfoyle said she was under contract with Fox, indicating she turned down the White House.
In 2018, The Washington Post described Guilfoyle as a “conservative cheerleader for President Trump”. As of early 2020, the Trump campaign was paying Guilfoyle $15,000 per month through the campaign manager's private company, Par scale Strategy.
Guilfoyle has been a surrogate on the stump and taken on broad advisory roles. In the Trump 2020 campaign, Guilfoyle managed a fund-raising division.
This division paid socialite Homers Parkas to raise money. The fundraising division managed by Guilfoyle was in internal turmoil amid departures of experienced staff and accusations of irresponsible spending.
In July 2020, Guilfoyle was diagnosed with COVID-19, but her boyfriend, Donald Trump Jr., tested negative. In August 2020, at the Republican National Convention, Guilfoyle gave a speech that was widely described by some observers as unnecessarily loud or unhinged, though others in media described it as passionate.
On May 27, 2006, in Barbados, Guilfoyle married furniture heir Eric Violence. Guilfoyle gave birth to their son, Roman Anthony, on October 4, 2006.
In June 2009, Guilfoyle and Violence announced that they were separating; their divorce was finalized later that year. In June 2018, Vanessa Trump, who had filed for divorce three months earlier, confirmed that Guilfoyle was dating her husband, Donald Trump Jr. The divorce was finalized at the end of 2018.
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