Although already famous for her incredible work at Fox News, Kimberly Guilfoyle was further thrust into the spotlight as the “other woman” in the wake of the divorce saga between Donald Trump Jr and his wife of thirteen years, Vanessa Trump. From an attorney to news personality, politician, White House communications director to the senior adviser on President Trump’s re-election campaign team, Kimberly Guilfoyle’s path has been quite remarkable. More than all these, she is a proud mother and is in a relationship with Donald Trump Jr.
Kimberly Guilfoyle’s Bio
Kimberly Guilfoyle was born— Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle— in San Francisco, USA, on March 9, 1969, to parents of Puerto Rican and Irish origins. Her father, Anthony “Tony” Guilfoyle, was Irish and served in the United States Army from 1958 to 1962. Her mother, Mercedes, was a teacher of children with special needs until she succumbed to leukemia in 1980. Guilfoyle was only eleven at the time. Guilfoyle spent most of her early life in the Mission District and Westlake and was raised a Roman Catholic. Growing up, she attended Mercy High School.
Following her graduation from high school, Guilfoyle proceeded to the University of California, Davis, where she graduated magna cum laude. She then received her Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the University of San Francisco School of Law in 1994. She attended Trinity College, Dublin in Ireland, where she published research works in international children’s rights and European Economic Community law.
Kimberly Guilfoyle’s career began way back as an intern at the San Francisco district attorney’s office. At the time, she was also working as a model for Victoria’s Secret and Macy’s. Fresh from law school, Guilfoyle began working as a prosecutor in San Francisco. However, things went sour in 1996 when a new sheriff, Terence Hallinan, came on board and had fourteen of the city’s prosecutors fired from office. She then moved to Los Angeles to work as a Deputy District Attorney. While in LA, Guilfoyle worked on a wide range of cases including domestic violence, kidnapping, narcotics, robbery, homicide, sexual assault, and arson.
Her hard work paid off so well that she was given several awards including Prosecutor of the Month. After four years there, she was rehired as a prosecutor by Terrence Hallinan in the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in 2000. In her four years there, Guilfoyle made a name for herself with her role on People v. Noel and Knoller, a 2002 second-degree murder trial involving a dog mauling that garnered so much media attention within and outside the US.
Two years after that, Guilfoyle made her first TV appearance when she hosted the program Both Sides on Court TV. Within that period she began working as a legal analyst on Anderson Cooper 360°. In February of 2006, two years after leaving San Francisco, Guilfoyle joined Fox News as host of its weekend shows The Lineup. She later co-hosted the program The Five, from 2011 until 2018 when she left Fox News to go work for a pro-Donald Trump Super PAC. She has since taken up important roles in the Trump administration, including White House communications director and senior adviser on President Trump’s re-election campaign team.
Kimberly Guilfoyle’s Family
In 2018, the media went agog with speculations about Kimberly Guilfoyle’s relationship with Donald Trump Jr. when the two were spotted together at an event in May 2018. At the time, Trump Jr was already separated from his estranged wife, Vanessa Trump, and was in the middle of a divorce. Kimberly Guilfoyle had been a longtime friend of the Trump family, but Trump Jr. wouldn’t be her first. Back in 2001, Guilfoyle married Gavin Newsom who was elected mayor in 2003. They were divorced in February 2006. Only months later, in May, Kimberly Guilfoyle married the heir to the furniture empire Eric Villency. The couple welcomed their first child, Ronan Anthony, on October 4, 2006. However, their marriage hit the rocks in 2009.
Other Facts About Donald Trump Jr.’s Girlfriend/Partner
As of 2019, Kimberly Guilfoyle is reportedly worth $5 million, much of which has come from her law and media career, including royalties from her books. Before leaving Fox News in 2018, she reportedly earned a salary of $850,000 annually. While that’s no chicken feed, it pales when compared to her partner’s $200 million fortune.
Back in 2004, Kimberly Guilfoyle appeared as a public defender in the film Happily Ever After. She starred alongside Ed Asner and Shirley Temple’s niece, Marina Temple Black.
She’s an Author
In 2015, Guilfoyle published her first book, Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate. The book draws from Guilfoyle’s experience as a prosecutor and arms readers with tips on how to organize their thoughts and plans, have meaningful discussions with the people around them and achieve their life goals.
Height and Body Measurement
Kimberly Guilfoyle stands 5 feet 2 inches (1.57 meters) tall and weighs around 143 lbs. She has dark brown hair and eyes.