William Bumpus – Bio, Facts About Gayle King’s Ex-Husband

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For some people whose career does not primarily set them under the spotlight, such that they make regular appearances on TV or are heard on the radio, published on newspapers and magazines or even on the internet, they can live the entirety of their lives without the media beaming any searchlight on them. However, if in the process of settling down with a life partner, they get involved with one that is a familiar face in the media, they will get as much attention as that which their spouse gets. This aptly describes how William Bumpus, an Assistant Attorney General got to be someone who people got to be interested in.

He is the ex-husband of Gayle King, an American woman, famous as a TV personality, as well as an editor for O, The Oprah Magazine. In the paragraphs below, we will share with you all we know about William Bumpus, including his now-defunct relationship with Gayle.

William Bumpus – Bio

He was born in the year 1954 in Greenwich, south east London, England, where he was also raised. He is of British nationality while his ethnicity is mixed. Growing up, William completed his high school/secondary education back in his home town of Greenwich before he traveled to America to study at Connecticut State University. From there, he proceeded to and earned his law degree from Yale University.

Following his graduation, William Bumpus began working as an assistant attorney in Connecticut. While there, he worked in the administration that saw to the selection of qualified and deserving persons for nominations to judicial posts, as well as authorizing prosecutions.

When his service there came to an end, he started practicing as a lawyer and has grown remarkably well in his career. William climbed some steps higher in his career when he got employed as a CT Assistant State’s Attorney Criminal Prosecutor. As at our time of writing, Bumpus is reported to be working as a representative of the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) in court cases involving the neglect and abuse of a child which often leads to the outright termination of parental rights.

His Marriage and Divorce

While William was doing well in his practice of law, he wasn’t that famous to a large extent. But when he married television personality Gayle King in 1982, he began getting as much attention as his wife, if not more. Reports have it that the two met in 1981 when Bumpus relocated from Kansas City to Connecticut. There was an instant attraction between the two of them and this struck up a relationship. They thereafter decided to get married the following year after their meeting.

William Bumpus Jr. Gayle King, Kirby Bumpus
Gayle King, Kirby Bumpus and William Bumpus Jr. (image source)

The marriage between the two was blessed with two children. A daughter named Kirby Bumpus and her younger brother named William Bumpus Jr. Oprah Winfrey is the godmother of the Bumpus kids.

For 11 long years, William Bumpus and Gayle King remained husband and wife. But when Gayle reportedly caught her husband stark naked with another woman sometime in June 1990, the foundation of their marriage began to wobble. Worst still, Bumpus admitted that he actually cheated on his wife. By 1993, having concluded their divorce, the former couple began addressing each other as ex. Though they are now divorced, multiple reports have it that they still remained friends with each other. Furthermore, reports available to us have it that after over 2 decades of being divorced, William Bumpus admitted his wrongdoing and did apologize to his wife in 2016.

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Other Facts About Gayle King’s Ex-Husband

  • Net Worth

With a law career that has been bubbling since the 1980s, Bumpus has certainly seen good times to which he must have been well rewarded. However, his net worth has not been disclosed at this time as it is still under review. But, that of his ex-wife Gayle is estimated to be about $20 million.

  • Body Measurements

William Bumpus is a handsome man, he might not be the tallest chap around but wherever he goes, you can’t help but recognize how good looking he is. His height of 5 feet 10 inches complements the looks. His other body measurements are a chest size that measures 42 inches, waist, and hips that measure 32 and 27 inches respectively. All these are packed in his body weight of 85kg.