Facts of William Bumpus
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An attorney and an assistant attorney general in Connecticut, William Bumpus is currently single. He is an ex-husband of co-anchor of CBS This Morning and an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine, Gayle King. William was a son-in-law of an electrical engineer and a homemaker, William is popular because of his wife Gayle.
William Bumpus was married to Gayle King. The couple married in 1982 and divorced in 1993. The couple has a son named William Bumpus Jr. There is a rumor that he had affairs with many girls. His ex-wife King is a host of a program named The Gayle King Show, on OWN. Williams' ex-wife is a reporter and weekend anchor at WDAF-TV.
Early Life And Education Of William Bumpus
William G. Bumpus was born and raised in Greenwich, south east London, England along with his family. He holds a British nationality and belongs to the mixed ethnicity.
He is a Connecticut Assistant Attorney General but mostly people recognized him as the ex-husband of Gayle King, an editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine.
Bumpus completed his schooling from his hometown, Greenwich but for further studies, he joined Central Connecticut State University. Later, he attended Yale Law School and earned his Law degree.
William Bumpus' Career
After completing his graduation, William served as an assistant attorney in Connecticut for one year and after that, he worked as an ordinary lawyer.
As an attorney-general assistant, he was in the administration of the selection of persons for nomination to judicial posts and authorizing prosecutions.
Currently, he represents DCF in Court Cases-involving Neglect and Abuse of Children where he specializes in the Termination of Parental Rights. He was formerly employed as a CT Assistant State’s Attorney Criminal Prosecutor.
William Bumpus' Personal Life
William is currently single but previously he was married to his long-term girlfriend Gayle King, an American television personality. The duo exchanged a vow in 1982 at an intimate ceremony.
They first met in 1981, when Gayle moved from Kansas City to Connecticut. However, the duo couldn't handle their relationship and had divorced after 11 years of marriage in 1993.
The reason behind their split was, King caught William red-handed with another woman. The former couple shared two children; daughter Kirby and son William Bumpus Jr.
Though today they aren't together, nevertheless for the sake of their children, they share a good bond.
The former spouses share two children, a daughter named Kirby Bumpus, and a son named Will Bumpus. They decided to co-parent their kids even though they were no longer together. Meanwhile, both the kids, who are full-fledged adults by now, are in Gayle's custody.
Aftermath Of The Divorce
During a questionnaire with Vanity Fair, Gayle was asked a question of what living person she most despises. The answer is all anyone ever needed to know about how she felt about her failed marriage. She said:
"I’m not a huge fan of the woman who I caught naked with my now ex-husband on June 24, 1990, at 9:16 p.m., but I don’t remember the details."
After what William did, he was inevitably reluctant to open up about his cheating allegations and so he did. He said:
"I have been haunted with this life-altering choice. Though I have dealt with this privately, I publicly apologize for the major transgression that dramatically changed all of our lives."
William Bumpus' Net Worth
William has earned huge amount of money from his career but due to his secretive nature, he hasn't revealed the concrete figure of his net worth.
However, her ex-wife has succeeded to maintain an impressive net worth around $20 million. Her source of income includes her salary and earnings from her career as a magazine editor and journalist.