Who is William Bumpus? All About Gayle King’s Ex-husband

William Bumpus is the ex-husband of Gayle King, the Celebrity CBS journalist. William Bumpus and Gayle King met in 1981, started dating in 1982, and officially tied the knot the same year before divorcing in 1993.

William is a British lawyer but although he has had an amazing career as an Assistant Attorney General, he is more often in the news for his marriage to the famous author and television personality. Discover more details about his life below.

Summary of William Bumpus’ Biography

  • Full Name: William Bumpus
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: May 17, 1954
  • William Bumpus’ Age: 70 years old
  • Birthplace: Greenwich, South East London, England
  • Ethnicity: Mixed
  • Nationality: British/ American
  • Zodiac Sign: Taurus
  • William Bumpus’ Sexual Orientation: Straight
  • Religion: Christian
  • Marital Status: Divorced
  • William Bumpus’ Wife: Gayle King (m. 1982 -1993)
  • William Bumpus’ Children: Kirby Bumpus & William Bumpus Jr.
  • William Bumpus’ Height in Inches: 6 feet 1 inch
  • William Bumpus’ Height in Centimeters: 185 cm
  • William Bumpus’ Weight: 85 kg
  • Body Measurements in Inches: 42-32-37 inches
  • William Bumpus’ Education: Central Connecticut State University and Yale Law School
  • Occupation: Attorney, Assistant Attorney General
  • William Bumpus’ Net Worth: $3 Million
  • Famous as: Gayle King’s Ex-Husband

How Old Is William Bumpus?

William Bumpus was born on May 17, 1972, in England and he is currently 70 years old. He holds both American and British citizenship. The Assistant Attorney General leads a private life and does not readily share details of his life with the media. As such, we were unable to get verifiable information about the identity of his parents and siblings.

He grew up in Greenwich; a small town in South East London where he attended an undisclosed high school. After he graduated from high school, he relocated to the United States of America where he got enrolled at Connecticut State University. He subsequently attended Yale Law School from where he earned a law degree.

He Became Successful While Pursuing His Law Career

After he graduated from Yale Law School and received his certification as a lawyer in 1980, William began his professional career by securing a job in the office of the Attorney General in Connecticut. He worked in the position for a year before venturing into civil law. He was subsequently employed by the government as a Connecticut Assistant Attorney Criminal Prosecutor.

William dedicated himself to his career and thus acquired a wealth of knowledge and experience in the justice system. His tenacity paid off as he was soon promoted to the position of Attorney General where he represented the Department of Children and Family Services in Child Abuse and Neglect cases. He currently still works for the DCF and is involved in the termination of parenting rights, when the system demands it.

William Bumpus’ Net Worth of $3 Million Majorly from His Law Practice

William has amassed a fortune for himself through his law career in Connecticut. His net worth is estimated at $3 million, a sum largely contributed by his annual attorney salary of about $142,000. This estimate shows that William has had a successful career as a Lawyer.

William Bumpus’s Popularity Rose After Becoming Gayle Kings’ Husband

Although William is recognized as a prolific lawyer, he was not known until after his marriage to celebrity author and broadcast journalist, Gayle King. The couple met in 1981 following Gayle’s relocation to Connecticut. They exclusively started dating in 1982 before officially tying the knot in the same year. Their wedding was a private occasion that had only a few close friends and relatives in attendance. Neither of the two had been previously married.

Gayle is currently a famous American broadcast journalist, television personality, author, and magazine editor. She works as a co-anchor in CBS This Morning and has been in the position for over 12 years. She is best friends with Oprah Winfrey, who doubles as godmother to the two kids she had with William Bumpus.

They Divorced in 1993 Following a Cheating Saga

After eleven years of marriage, William Bumpus and Gayle King got a divorce. On June 24, 1990, Gayle reportedly caught her husband naked with another woman. Unable to forgive the breach of trust and loyalty, Gayle filed for a divorce in 1990, and after three years in court, the process finally ended, bringing an end to their marriage.

In a 2016 interview with Vanity Fair, William Bumpus publicly apologized to his ex-wife for cheating on her while they were both still very married. Meanwhile, the celebrity TV anchor and editor-at-large for The Oprah Magazine had earlier told Will Smith in 2006 that though her divorce from the lawyer had been traumatic, she had since healed and is now focused on her career and children. This indicates that both parties are now way past the issues surrounding their marriage and divorce.

William Bumpus Has Two Kids with Gayle King

William’s marriage to Gayle produced two children and following the divorce proceedings, their mother won custody. Although they were primarily under the care of their mother, their father was still actively involved in their lives and took part in major decision-making processes about them. Find out more about the children and their current lifestyle below:

Kirby Bumpus

  • Date of Birth: May 12, 1986
  • Age: 38 years old
  • Occupation: Corporate executive
  • Spouse: Virgil Miller
  • Child/ren: Luca Miller (son)

Kirby is the first child of William Bumpus and Gayle King. She was born on May 12, 1986, in the United States of America. Kirby currently lives in Washington DC with her husband Virgil Miller and their son; Luca Miller. There, she works as Head of Social Impact and Inclusion in Sweet Garden; an American food chain company.

William Bumpus Jr.

  • Date of Birth: 28th April 1987
  • Age: 37 years old
  • Occupation: Social Media Influencer

William was born in 1987, barely a year after his sister’s birth. The entertainer and social media personality is currently 37 years old and while he leverages on his parents’ celebrity status, he still manages to keep details of his private life away from the media. So, we could not verify information about his private life and current relationships.

William Bumpus is in a New Relationship While Gayle King Remains Single

The celebrity ex-husband of Gayle King currently resides in Waterbury, Connecticut where he dates a lady simply identified as Jane Neu. He has not disclosed details of how and where they met, or what she does for a living. Though it is believed that the couple is having a time of their lives.

On the other hand, his ex-wife Gayle is single and enjoys her life working and doting on her only (for now) and favorite grandson. Getting into a new relationship or even remarrying seems not to be a priority owing to the fact that she has not hinted at anything yet in that regard. Be that as it may, it will definitely make a lot of buzz if she happens to start a new relationship.

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