For some people whose careers do not primarily put them in the limelight, so that they regularly appear on television or are heard on the radio, in newspapers and magazines, or even on the Internet, they can live their whole lives without the media putting them in the spotlight. However, if they get involved in the process of getting used to a face known in the media with a life partner, they receive just as much attention as their spouse. This aptly describes how William Bumpus, a deputy attorney general, became someone that people must be interested in.
He is the ex-husband of Gayle King, an American who is famous as a television personality and as the editor of O, The Oprah Magazine. In the following sections, we will tell you everything we know about William Bumpus, including his now-defunct relationship with Gayle.
William Bumpus – Bio
He was born in 1954 in Greenwich, South East London, England, where he also grew up. He is of British nationality, while his ethnicity is mixed. Raised, William completed his high school/secondary education in his hometown of Greenwich before traveling to America to study at Connecticut State University. From there he went to Yale University and earned his law degree.
After graduation, William Bumpus began working as a paralegal in Connecticut. During this time, he worked in the administration, which was responsible for selecting qualified and deserving individuals for nomination to judicial positions and also authorized prosecutions.
When his service there came to an end, he began practicing law and has developed remarkably well in his career. William climbed several notches in his career when he was hired as a CT Assistant State’s Attorney Criminal Prosecutor. At the time of writing this article, Bumpus is said to be representing the Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) in legal proceedings involving the neglect and abuse of a child, which often results in the complete suspension of parental rights.
His Marriage and Divorce
While William did well in his law practice, he was not so famous in many ways. But when he married the television personality Gayle King in 1982, he received as much attention as his wife, if not more. The two reportedly met in 1981 when Bumpus moved from Kansas City to Connecticut. There was an instant attraction between the two that led to a relationship. They decided to marry the following year after their meeting.
The marriage between the two was blessed with two children. A daughter named Kirby Bumpus and her younger brother named William Bumpus Jr. Oprah Winfrey is the godmother of the Bumpus children.
For 11 long years, William Bumpus and Gayle King remained husband and wife. But when Gayle allegedly caught her husband stark naked with another woman sometime in June 1990, the foundation of their marriage began to shake. Worse, Bumpus admitted that he had actually cheated on his wife. After the divorce was finalized in 1993, the former couple began calling each other ex. Although they are now divorced, there are several reports that they were still friends. In addition, reports available to us indicate that after more than two decades of divorce, William Bumpus admitted his wrongdoing in 2016 and apologized to his wife.
Other Facts About Gayle King’s Ex-Husband
- Net Worth
With a legal career that has been bubbling since the 1980s, Bumpus has certainly experienced good times, which he has probably rewarded well. However, his net assets have not yet been disclosed at this time as they are still under review. That of his ex-wife Gayle, however, is estimated at about $20 million.
- Body Measurements
William Bumpus is a good-looking man, he may not be the biggest guy, but wherever he goes, you can’t help but notice how good-looking he is. His size of 5 feet 10 inches complements his looks. His other body measurements are a chest size of 42 inches, the waist and hips measure 32 and 27 inches respectively. All these are packed into his body weight of 85 kg.