Who Is William Bumpus? Ex-Husband Of Gayle King

by Pragya Wed Dec 14 2022 Updated On Thu Apr 27 2023
Who Is William Bumpus? Ex-Husband Of Gayle King

William Bumpus is the ex-husband of American TV personality, author, and broadcast journalist Gayle King.

William is a lawyer and attorney by his profession. He was born in the year 1954. 

His parents raised him in Greenwich, Southeast London. He is an American-British citizen by his nationality.

Married Life Of William

William was previously married to his wife, Gayle King, a famous TV personality. 

He started dating Gayle in 1981, and they happily tied the knot a year after dating each other. 

William and Gayle were married for over a decade and shared two children. 

They have a daughter named Kirby Bumpus, and a son named William Bumpus Jr. William's ex-wife Gayle filed divorced, which got finalized in 1993

After ending his relationship with Gayle, Williams moved on and started dating Jane Neu. It is unknown if they are still together or not. 

Currently, William has maintained silence when it comes to his private life. 

Children of William Bumpus.
Children of William Bumpus. Source: Instagram

Age And Net Worth 

William is 68 years old. He has a net worth of $1 Million.

William Bumpus's ex-wife, Gayle King, and grandson.
William Bumpus's ex-wife, Gayle King, and grandson. Source: Instagram

William Slept With His Wife's Friend

William was married to his wife Gayle for over a decade, and they shared two children together. 

The couple was happy in their marital life until William decided to cheat on his wife, Gayle. 

After eight years of marriage, in 1990, William was caught by his wife Gayle in bed with another woman. 

He was having sex with that woman despite being married and having two children with Gayle

His ex-wife Gayle opened up about her husband William's infidelity in many interviews, revealing that the woman who had sex with her husband was her friend. 

When Gayle caught her friend with William, she acted like she had no regret about what she did. Instead, she told Gayle that she never liked her. 

Gayle was heartbroken as she got cheated on by her husband and friend. 

She could no longer stay with a man she found naked on a bed with another woman, so she filed for divorce. 

William Started Book Drives

William is a lawyer and attorney by his profession. He came to the spotlight because of his ex-wife Gayle and had a bad past with her. 

But William might not be as bad as people think. He has involved himself in many charity works and has donated to many organizations. 

Not only that, but William also started book drives in Connecticut back in 2010. 

He got inspired to start a book drive after he worked with young people. 

He learned about the children who went in the wrong direction in their life due to a lack of guidance. 

He figured out that if those children had books to read during their initial development, they would somehow have a different life. 

Because of this thinking, he started annual book drives and managed to provide many books to the children.

William Apology To Gayle 

William cheating on his ex-wife Gayle is not a hidden thing from anyone. The news of William’s cheating flashed after his ex-wife revealed it. 

They divorced in 1993, but after more than two decades of their divorce, William showed remorse for what he did. 

In 2016, he publicly apologized to his ex-wife Gayle for his deeds. 

He issued a public apology to Gayle. He showed how much he was guilty of the incident that took over more than two decades ago. 

He also appreciated Gayle for being a wonderful mother and wife. 

In William's apology statement, he showed his respect for Gayle and called himself a man on the verge of becoming a better man. 

According to the apology statement, William himself was devasted by what happened back and struggled privately. 

He was grateful to Gayle that although he did so wrong to her, he agreed to co-parent their children together. 

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