William Bumpus is an attorney by profession. But he 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 he marry again after his divorce? Does he 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 2021, he is 67 years of age.
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.
Talking about his education, he did his schooling in his hometown and later attended Central Connecticut State University. Eventually, he joined Yale Law School, where he received his degree in Juris.
William Bumpus 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 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 Termination of Urology. He represented DCF and even was part of the movement for Abuse and Neglect of Kids.
Apart from that, he also worked as a CT Assistant State and acquired a position as Attorney Criminal Prosecutor.
William Bumpus Is Famous As Ex-Husband of Gayle King
A successful attorney William came to the limelight after he married American television personality, Gayle King. The couple got married in 1982. They 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.
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 towards 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 on how she went through the 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 For His Mistake
After Gayle revealed about 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.
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.
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.
The Ex-Couple Maintained 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? Where Is He Now?
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 he married again or if he is dating a girlfriend.
Over the years, he has not made any public appearances. Not only this, but he is also not on any social media platforms, which has made his fans completely unaware of his life at present.
How Much Is William Bumpus Net Worth?
As an attorney, he definitely makes good money. As per some sources, he 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 2021, as per Celebrity Net Worth.