Gayle King is a famous American Tv personality and journalist, who is co-anchor of the CBS This Morning, editor-at-large for O, The Oprah Magazine.
Gayle and William came into highlight when the two married in 1982. Not much was known about William Bumpus before then. The married couple had two children but got a divorce in 1993 due to a rather distasteful event. Find out more about it in the article below.
Gayle King and William Bumpus' relationship
Gayle and William got married in 1982 after a year from the start of their affair. The couple had a seemingly pleasant love life and had two children; a son and a daughter. However, the two got a divorce in 1993 after Gayle caught William with another woman in bed. Gayle was ashamed how a father of two and a husband of 11 years could do such a shameful act. The two still share a good bond today for the sake of their children, Kirby Bumpus (daughter) and William Bumpus Jr. (son).
Gayle on Vanity Fair:
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.”
The children are now adults and they often hang out with their mother. However, it is unclear how their relationship with the father is. It is assumed that William has tried to manage a good relationship with his children in spite of the past. It has now been over 25 years since William and Gayle have separated.
Gayle King with her Children
William Bumpus' current status, is he dating or not?
In response to Gayle's statement on Vanity Fair, William states,
"I have been haunted with this life altering choice. Though I have dealt with this privately, I publicly apologize for the major transgession that dramatically changed all of our lives.I have nothing but the utmost respect for Gayle and how she handled herself with grace. Despite the situation, she kept our children, as well as my relationship and involvement with them, as a clear priority."
Bumpus has nothing but loving words to say about his ex-wife:
"Gayle was a great wife, an excellent mother and a fantastic co-parent. I am eternally grateful for all that she has done and continues to do to enrich my life and the lives of our incredible children. I continue to be a work in progress and have spent the last 26 years striving to be a better man and father. I applaud Gayle's continued phenomenal success and friendship"
Bumpus is currently single and it is believed that he has not dated anyone since the divorce with King. William is an attorney and an assistant attorney general in Connecticut.