“Let me just extend appreciation for your effort to get my response and I respectfully defer to the next question,” Newsom said before moving to another reporter. The former couple, dubbed “the New Kennedy's” in a 2004 Harper’s Bazaar spread, remained friendly after their split despite their political differences.
KimberlyGuilfoyle pre-records her address to the Republican National Convention. Getty ImagesRecounting a recent phone call between the two, the Trump campaign surrogate, who had begun dating Donald Trump Jr. by that point, “playfully threatened” to bring her new boyfriend to the Golden State to campaign against him. Guilfoyle did not mention Newsom by name during her 2020 RNC remarks Monday night, but she pulled no punches when discussing her home state.
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. 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.” Yes, Guilfoyle, who radiated such gunshot MAGA energy at the GOP convention that she’s since become a meme, who is so down for the cause that she’s dating one of the president’s sons, used to be married to Gavin Newsom, big-time Democrat and California’s current governor.
People who worked with Guilfoyle as a prosecutor spoke highly of her, according to an extensive Washington Post profile from 2018, but she left the job in 2003 to help her husband’s mayoral campaign, which he won. Take your pick; it’s either the husband-and-wife Charlie Rose appearance or the Harper’s Bazaar spread from 2004 that’s currently circulating on Twitter, in which the magazine dubbed the couple the “New Kennedy's.” Back then, Guilfoyle ’s manner was indeed less cable news than Jackie O.
In that Charlie Rose clip, she politely laughs at both men’s jokes, dressed in a subtle black long-sleeved jacket. “I stand 100 percent by his side on this,” she says of then–San Francisco Mayor Newsom ’s decision to issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples.
Even as Newsom describes her politics as “modestly more conservative” than his, her appeals for “hope” and “togetherness” sound a very far cry from Monday’s warnings of riots and drug trafficking. What’s Really Going on With Kim Kardashian and Kanye West’s Divorce That Time Jenny Slate’s Dog Ate Five Used Tampons COVID-19 Is Ruining Our Marriage.
And it was when she started that gig that she began to socialize in the conservative circles that eventually brought her into the Trump family’s orbit. For most of her time at Fox, she had a good relationship with Roger Miles, the network’s chairman, but one former Trump campaign official told the Post he thought her standing might have suffered after his 2016 ouster.
She was one of the women Miles’ wife called on to publicly defend him amid allegations of sexual harassment, as depicted in the movie Bombshell, and she did so vociferously in an interview with Breitbart News. In a tweet announcing her departure from Fox News in 2018, Guilfoyle wrote that she had made the “bitter-sweet” decision to leave, so she could dedicate herself full time to the Trump campaign, though HuffPost reported that she was given the boot due to a human resources investigation and allegations of misconduct.
During his run for governor, she told the Post she joked to him that she would get Don Jr. to campaign against him and also drew comparisons between the men’s twin slicked-backed hairdos. 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.
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.
Guilfoyle ’s voice also rose to a yell, which has become her signature speaking style since the Republican National Convention. During his speech, Trump also told the crowd to “fight like hell” before dispatching them to march to the Capitol.
CNN quoted one unnamed adviser who said Guilfoyle's speech was “strange in its delivery” and that Kimberly shouting is weird.” According to the Daily Beast, Trump called Guilfoyle to “to effusively praise her” for the RNC speech and compared her to Eva Peron, the former first lady of Argentina who is the subject of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical “Evita,” an apparent favorite of Trump's.
After KimberlyGuilfoyle abruptly left Fox News in 2018, the popular explanation offered for her departure was that she wanted to avoid conflicts of interest posed by her growing romance with Donald Trump Jr. (AP Photo/Evan Gucci) Evan Gucci/Associated Pressure former network host also revealed an exciting new career opportunity: The one-time first lady of San Francisco joined efforts to re-elect Donald Trump and began partnering with her new boyfriend at rallies and fundraisers around the country, campaigning for pro-Trump candidates and delivering the president’s MAGA vision for America.
Guilfoyle ’s lawyers pushed back against reports by HuffPost in 2018 and the New Yorker in 2019, which said that the misconduct included her showing lewd photos of male genitalia to colleagues and regularly discussing sexual matters at work. Mayer wrote that the allegations were contained in a 42-page draft complaint by the former assistant, who was hired out of college to work for Guilfoyle and her Fox News colleague and friend, Eric Bowling, in 2015.
The complaint said that Guilfoyle showed the assistant photographs of male genitalia, belonging to men with whom she had sexual relations, and that she “spoke incessantly and luridly about her sex life.” “The document, which resulted in a multimillion-dollar out-of-court settlement, raises serious questions about Guilfoyle ’s fitness as a character witness for Trump, let alone as a top campaign official,” Mayer wrote.
During my career, I have served as a mentor to countless women, with many of whom I remain exceptionally close to this day.” Guilfoyle ’s lawyer declined to comment, Mayer wrote. The Bay Area News Group also reached out to John Singer, an attorney for Guilfoyle, and to a representative for the Trump reelection campaign.
Guilfoyle left San Francisco for New York soon after Newsom was elected mayor in 2003, to seek fame as a cable news legal analyst. KimberlyGuilfoyle, Bob Becker, Eric Bowling, Dana Merino, Greg Outfield and Andrea Tan taros co-hosts of Fox News Channel’s “The Five” following a taping of the show in New York on July 1, 2013.
The assistant’s allegations sparked a months-long investigation by Fox News’ human resources department and eventually led to her negotiated departure from the network, Mayer said. According to NBC News, she is joining a pro-Trump group and become more politically involved on the campaign trail.
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom and his wife KimberlyGuilfoyleNewsom attend the GQ party in his honor July 27, 2004, at The Federalist Restaurant in Boston, Massachusetts. She lived in New York, where she was breaking into network TV after serving as a prosecutor, and he was located in San Francisco.
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.
Then 39, the mayor admitted to the indiscretion, saying, “I want to make it clear that everything you’ve heard and read is true, and I’m deeply sorry about that. In 2006, Guilfoyle married 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.