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Is Journalist Charissa Thompson dating after breaking up with Jay Williams, Does she have a Boyfriend?

Updated On 10 Jan, 2020 Published On 20 Feb, 2017
Is Journalist Charissa Thompson dating after breaking up with Jay Williams, Does she have a Boyfriend?

One of the most talented and gorgeous American host and sportscaster of FOX News, Charissa Thompson, has always remained in the spotlight, be it because of her brilliant commentary, her fabulous style, or her controversial dating life. 

Most of you might be wondering, how come the gorgeous and brilliant reporter still is single. Her recent break up with the NBC basketball player, Jay Williams has left her heartbroken and now she's back in the market! So the big question, is Charissa still single or dating anyone? Let's find out all the details of her romantic life in this section.


FOX NFL Kickoff's Host Charissa Thompson Still Single: Not Dating Anyone

The co-host of the syndicated entertainment news show Extra alongside, Mario Lopez and Tracey Edmonds, Charissa Thompson is no longer in a relationship with her former boyfriend Jay Williams.

Charissa Thompson attended 67th Emmy Awards
Source: E Online

New Year 2020 came out as extra special for Fox Sports' Charissa Thompson. The sportscaster announced on January 2, 2020, she is engaged to get married to sports agent Kyle Thousand.

The duo shared vows at the lavish ceremony held at Princeville Resort in Kauai, Hawaii. The next day, both of the duos shared a picture of their respective socials writing, Couldn't be more happy to spend the rest of my life with you baby.

Thousand, a former pro baseball player now serves as the head of the baseball division at Roc Nation Sports. 

Thompson at the launch of Ford new car
Source: NY Daily News

Well, as for now, Charissa is super busy with her work and her career is really going well-reaching sky high.

It's often good to be single sometimes as she has got sufficient time with these lovely kids.


girl talk

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Stepping forward from her past relationship is never a bad decision for her as she looking enjoying her new life to the fullest. Don't you people think so?

Charissa Dated Former Basketball Player Jay Williams

Back in June 2011, Charissa joined ESPN and started co-hosting there alongside Michael Smith. Although her stint lasted briefly, she got the chance to meet the famous and very successful Duke All-America Basketball player Jay Williams.

Charissa Thompson along with former basketball Player, Jay Williams
Source: Zimbio

The two got along really well and started dating in 2012 and became one of the hottest couples alive in the industry and were loved by all.

The romance between the pair, however, lasted for only two years, as they decided to part ways in August 2014.

The former couple  Charissa Thompson and Jay Williams
Source: Getty Images

The cause of this unhappy ending has still not been revealed by either of them.

Jay Williams is engaged to girlfriend Nikki Bonacorsi. The couple got engaged in New Year's Eve 2018 and shared the news via Instagram. 

In an Instagram video, Williams and Bonacorsi walkout at 1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge after proposing with a ring designed by Stephanie Gottlieb.

Charissa's Former Boyfriend Williams' Unfortunate Accident

The 37-year-old Chicago Bulls player's career ended so soon due to an unfortunate motorcycle accident in 2003 that caused him to injure major nerves in his leg, a fractured pelvis and three dislocated ligaments in his left knee.


Charissa's Former Boyfriend Williams
Source: Pursuitist

This incident cost him a lifetime as he could never play professional basketball again. Nevertheless, Jay now works for ESPN as a college basketball analyst.

Prior to that, he was an analyst on CBS College Sports Network and also a recruiter for sports agency Ceruzzi Sports and Entertainment. 


Positive attitudes generate positive outcomes.

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In 2016, the brave and inspiring player released his autobiography, "Life is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention" which became popular worldwide and crossed millions and his net worth is $4 million.

Divorced From Ex-Husband, Charissa Has No Regrets!

Most of you might be in shock, hearing that the gorgeous sportscaster, Charissa was married and divorced too, back in her 20's.    

Charissa attended Emmy Awards
Source: Hawt Celebs

But it's really true. In an interview with Busted Coverage, Charissa revealed all about her previous married life. She told the sources that she was once married when she was 25 adding that it was the best, and the worst decision she's ever made in her life.

She quoted:

" I learned quickly that I don’t need to be married again, but there are people who come into your life for a reason. I love my ex-husband and it has taken us a long time to get back to being friends."

Furthermore, she shared that she has not held any grudge against her ex and she's very cool with him. 


#tbt to an alley , a stupid stare and @riawna hair color! Coming BACK to a theatre near you soon! #switchup

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She even painted a tattoo of her ex's name on her ribs back in those days which she later got removed. But, her ex-husband still has the tattoo of her name on his arm. This doesn't mean that the ex-husband is still in love with Charissa. They are just good friends and nothing more than that.

As for now, Charissa is super focused on her career, and she's hosting all these popular sports shows on FOX Sports 1 and NBC. In her free time, she enjoys yoga, running, interior decorating, boating and water sports.


Westminster dropouts ?? @fs1 Congrats Rumor. Daisy is jealous, Willis is more Mr. Congeniality than Best in Show

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All in all, we hope that the beautiful sportscaster soon finds the man of her dreams and settle down starting a happy family.

Charissa Thompson Spoke About Leaked Photos

In January 2018 nude pictures of Charissa Thompson were leaked online after being stolen from her iCloud. When the news broke of the leak, the first person she called was her colleague at Fox Erin Andrews, who herself was a victim of a similar incident when she got filmed through a hotel room peephole in 2008.

Thompson claimed she had been open with her life and this incident came as a surprise to her. She said:

"When it comes to your physical being and intimate photos between you and your boyfriend and things that you sent to someone when you were in a long-distance relationship and in love, it is your private property.”

Charissa further added she is still trying to shake off the feeling of getting her privacy violated. It might take a while before she eventually succeeds in returning to her normal life.

Charissa Thompson: Wiki

  • She was born on May 4, 1982, in Seattle, Washington.
  • She follows the Christian religion.
  • She stands at a height of 5.74 feet (1.75 m).
  • She attended Inglemoor High School followed by Washington State University.
  • She later joined the University of California, Santa Barbara and earned a Bachelor's degree in Law and Society. 
  • She co-hosted the ABC series Splash with Joey Lawrence.
  • She has an estimated net worth of about $2 million at present.

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