Who Is Gayle King’s Ex-Husband William Bumpus? Untold Facts

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William Bumpus is an attorney by profession. But Bumpus is most famous as the ex-husband of television personality and CBS News host Gayle King. William gained major fame only after his wedding to King. Despite the fact that the former couple divorced years ago, Bumpus is still a subject in the media.

Well, where is William Bumpus now? Did William marry again after his divorce? Does the attorney have any children? There are several questions about him that have been unanswered. But in this article, we are going to explore all the untold details about his career, relationships, and net worth as well.

Continue reading to find out.

William Bumpus Bio: Early Life, Age, Parents

Gayle King’s ex-husband William Bumpus was born in 1954 and grew up in Greenwich, South East London, England. Born to British parents, his birth name is William G. Bumpus. As of 2023, he is 68 years of age.

William Bumpus Is An Attorney By Profession
William Bumpus Is An Attorney By Profession

Bumpus shared a great relationship with his parents and spent his early years along with his father and mother in his hometown. Unfortunately, he has not revealed much about his parents.

Besides, the former celebrity spouse belongs to British nationality and has a Black ethnicity.

Bumpus’ College

Talking about his education, William Bumpus first went to Rockhurst High School. He later attended Central Connecticut State University to study marketing and graduated from college in 1984. Eventually, Bumpus joined Yale Law School and received his degree in Juris.

What does William Bumpus do? He Is An Attorney By Profession

Like we mentioned earlier, William has been leading a successful career. He is a successful attorney and was the assistant attorney general in the State of Connecticut. Apart from his long-term career as a lawyer, Bumpus has had his hands in different professional careers as well.

Apart from being an attorney, he also has a specialization in the Termination of Urology. He represented DCF and even was part of the movement for Abuse and Neglect of Kids.

Apart from that, Gayle King’s husband William also worked as a CT Assistant State and acquired a position as Attorney Criminal Prosecutor. As per his Facebook profile, Bumpus currently works as a WW Wellness Coach, in Waterbury, Connecticut. He said of his current job which he started in May 2018,

“Offer guidance and encouragement to those that wish to become healthier, better versions of themselves. I am enjoying my journey with WW as both a member and a Wellness Coach. WW works!”

William Bumpus Is Famous As the Ex-Husband of Gayle King: Their Wedding

A successful attorney William came to the limelight after he married American television personality, Gayle King. The couple got married in 1982, in Hartford, Connecticut. Although the two looked pretty happy on their big day, the veteran television personality was quite skeptical about whether or not their marriage sustained for a long,

“There are some weddings you go to and you’re just filled with all this hope for the couple. And you feel that there’s something special going on. I didn’t feel that at yours.”

As for their meeting, William and his former wife King met for the first time a year before their wedding, ie. in 1981, and eventually began dating. Well, they didn’t take long to decide to tie the knot.

American TV Personality Gayle King
American TV Personality Gayle King

Though everything between the duo seemed compatible and well-bonded, things didn’t work out between the two in long term. Almost around eight years into their marriage, the duo eventually started having trouble in their relationship and thus filed for divorce in 1990.

Their divorce was finalized in 1993, almost after three years of battle in the court.

Bumpus’ Infidelity Towards Gayle Could Be The Reason For Their Divorce

Not many know, but the reason behind William and Gayle’s divorce could be his infidelity toward her. King talked about her ex-husband’s infidelity years later during an episode of her radio show named XM Satellite radio show, where Will Smith had come as a guest.

In a conversation with Will, she revealed how she was married to a cheater for years, referring to William. In a candid conversation, she opened up about how she went through a tough time. She said,

“I was married to a cheater. I went to marital counseling. I have been divorced since 1993, so I’m all healed and everything. I have worked it out. I’m not bitter. I’m OK. I’m really OK.”

Later, in 2016, in a questionnaire with Vanity Fair, she again revealed the shocking fact of her troubled marriage. She publicly revealed the incident in 1990 when she caught Bumpus naked with a woman. She came up with the revelation in response to a questionnaire where she was asked “Which living person do you most despise?” Well, she stated,

‘Despise’ is a strong word. I’m not a huge fan of the woman I caught naked with my now ex-husband on June 24, 1990, at 9:16 P.M.—but I don’t remember the details.

William Publicly Apologized After He Cheated On His Wife

After Gayle revealed her then-husband Gayle’s infidelity, he came out publicly apologizing for his mistake. In a statement to ET, Bumpus admitted his guilt and publicly apologized for the choices he made. He also praised and thanked his ex-wife for enduring all his mistakes over the years.

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. 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.

William Bumpus Has Two Children With His Ex-Wife

If you didn’t know, William is a father of two with King. They welcomed their first child, a daughter Kirby Bumpus on May 12, 1986. Soon after their daughter, they welcomed their second child a son named William Bumpus Jr. The interesting thing is TV personality Oprah Winfrey is the godmother to their kids.

William Bumpus Ex-WIfe Gayle And Their Children
William Bumpus Ex-WIfe Gayle And Their Children

Well, both their kids are already grownups. In fact, their daughter is already married. Kirby got engaged to Virgil Miller in February 2019. Gayle revealed that they had married during a CBS segment on February 2021. Their wedding was reportedly held at Oprah’s house.

In Sept 2021, Willia and his former wife Gayle also became grandparents after their daughter Kirby gave birth to a son, Luca Lynn Miller, with her husband, Virgil.

The Ex-Couple Maintained Their Relationship Because Of Their Children

Though William and Gayle divorced years ago, they have maintained a certain relationship just because of their children. Gayle believes in the importance of father and mother in the life of their children, and thus should be cordial at least for the sake of their kids. She made the statement during her conversation with Will Smith on the same radio show. Talking to him, she said,

“It’s so important for people who have children together to get along. Regardless of how you feel about the other as a spouse, you still have these children to raise together.”

Did William Marry Again? His New Girlfriend

Ever since his split from his ex-wife, William has kept complete privacy regarding his personal and professional life. There are no updates on whether the former celebrity spouse married again or not.

But, as per his Facebook profile, Bumpus is currently dating a new girlfriend named Jane Neu. He announced on his Facebook the couple has been dating since October 2020.

How Much Is William Bumpus’s Net Worth?

As an attorney, Gayle King’s ex-husband William definitely makes good money. As per some sources, Bumpus has a net worth of around $22 million, which is a huge amount. On the other hand, his ex-wife is also pretty rich with $40 million in net worth in 2023, as per Celebrity Net Worth.

Quick Facts About Gayle King’s ex-Husband

  • William is 68 years of age.
  • He is the son of British parents.
  • He graduated from Central Connecticut State University.
  • Bumpus is an attorney by profession.
  • He cheated on his wife Gayle King before their divorce.
  • William has two children with his former wife King.
  • His new girlfriend is Jane Neu.
  • William Bumpus now resides in Kansas City, Missouri.
  • He is active on Instagram and Facebook.