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. 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.
To that end, Guilfoyle stripped down and strutted her stuff for brands like Macy's and Victoria's Secret. 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.
And the Democrats turned it into a land of discarded heroin needles in parks, riots in streets and blackouts in homes.” Guilfoyle also had a run-in with Democratic Vice Presidential nominee Kamala Harris when both were young up-and-coming prosecutors.
“I never discouraged her from joining the office,” said Harris, who was running for district attorney at the time. Soon after Guilfoyle started dating Trump Jr., she told Breitbart News that she had never shared the liberal politics of Newsom.
“This is lunatic, fascist stuff from KimberlyGuilfoyle,” tweeted Vox political reporter Aaron Ru par. Bette Miller and others joked that Cecily Strong should get ready to play Guilfoyle in an upcoming “Saturday Night Live” speech.
Even some right-wing pundits thought Guilfoyle ’s speaking style, without a live audience, was strange. There is no live audience,” tweeted Town Hall editor and Fox News contributor Guy Benson.
“I heard Kim Guilfoyle ’s speech and my TV’s not even on,” tweeted the Daily Caller’s Chuck Ross. 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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