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. 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.
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. A now-known fact is that Guilfoyle was already five months pregnant with Villency's child when she walked down the aisle at her destination wedding, according to the New York Post (via People).
The same source also refuted anyone's claims that the marriage was a shotgun attempt to unite before the baby arrived, declaring, “The wedding was planned long before she learned she was with child.” 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.
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.
As reported by the New York Times, KimberlyGuilfoyle made flying private her career while serving as a senior advisor to the Trump campaign. Many donors and campaign aides grew concerned about the amount of private plane use Guilfoyle racked up.
Meanwhile, her junior staffers were forced to quarantine in South Dakota due to their potential exposure. As reported by the New York Post in July 2019, the couple plunked down a cool $4.4 million for their very own quintessential Bridgehampton beach mansion, complete with seven bedrooms, eight bathrooms, 9,200 square feet, and access to a whopping 25-acre kettle fishing pond.
And in New York City, wow it's like you need a magic wand to figure it out. I tried to make sure to maximize every inch of space,” Guilfoyle confessed.
But when tasked with storing 500 pairs of shoes we guess you have no choice but to utilize every square inch of closet space. Born (1969-03-09) March 9, 1969 (age 51) Other names KimberlyGuilfoyle Newsom KimberlyGuilfoyleVillency Education 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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