Who is William Bumpus: Everything to Know

By: Dan Cooper

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William Bumpus has been famous as Gayle King’s ex-husband. The relationship between the two turned sour when Gayle found her husband in bed with another woman. What exactly happened between the two gathered a lot of limelight. After their divorce, William even apologized to her ex-wife on a public platform.

Here is everything to know about William Bumpus and what he is at nowadays.

Who is William Bumpus?

William G. Bumpus was born in 1954, in Greenwich, South East London, to English parents. As of now, he is 68 years old.

Bumpus grew up with his parents in his hometown in London, and afterward, he moved to the United States to pursue further education. After settling in Connecticut, William enrolled at Connecticut State University, followed by getting a transfer to Yale Law School in New Haven to study law.

William’s Professional Life

William started his professional career as an Assistant Attorney General in Connecticut in 1980, shortly after graduation. A passionate lawyer, he held this position for a year and later joined another organization as a civil attorney. Soon after, he returned to the government as an assistant district attorney in Connecticut.

His diligence, hard work, and tenacity earned him the rank of attorney. Throughout his career, he worked on many important cases, including representing DCF in matters involving child abuse and neglect. Reportedly, William is still associated with the organization.

However, it was not his legal background that made him so famous throughout the media. It was William’s marriage and then divorce from Gayle King.

William Bumpus’s Marriage

The attorney began to date renowned American journalist Gayle King in 1981. Gayle King is an American television personality, author, and broadcast journalist for CBS News and co-host of the leading morning show, CBS Morning, along with its predecessor CBS This Morning. Besides her above-listed professions, she is a magazine editor.After a year of dating, the duo decided to take the big step and tied the knot. The duo welcomed their first child, Kirby Bumpus, in 1986. Their second child, William Bumpus Jr., was born in 1987.

Everything in their marriage was going well for several years until an overnight event changed their relationship from being married to being divorced.

Their happy marriage of 11 years ended in 1993. It is said that Gayle King caught William red-handed while he was in bed with another woman. Gayle did not shy about bringing up the controversy to the media.

What do William and Gayle’s Children do?

Reportedly, Kirby worked as an administrator during the presidency of Barack Obama’s administration. As of now, she works as a health education and mentor and leads a happy married life. The younger one, William Jr., maintains a private life and has never disclosed his marital status publically. Some reports suggest that he used to work as an entertainment DJ.

What is William Bumpus’s Net Worth?

The accomplished lawyer’s 40 years of experience in the field has helped him monetize a big deal. When William started as an attorney, the average salary of a lawyer was $50,000. He has grown in the field up to a time, and today, lawyers can easily pocket a whopping $200,000 a year. As of 2022, William’s net worth extends to $15 million.

When Gayle King Busted the Truth about her Husband’s Infidelity

Gayle did not give second thoughts on busting her husband’s infidelity to the public. During the episode of her past XM Satellite radio show with Will Smith, she opened up and shared about this incident:

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

William made a Public Apology

In a supposed reply to what his ex-wife shared, William made a public apology in 2006. According to him:

“I have been haunted by this life-altering choice. Though I have dealt with this privately, I publically 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.”

He added:

“I continue to be a work in progress and have spent the last 26 years striving to be a better man and father. I applaud Gayle’s continued phenomenal success and friendship.”

How has William’s Life Been After the Divorce?

Although not much could be gathered about William’s life after the divorce, it is believed that the attorney is single at the moment and likes to maintain a private life. In his spare time, he looks forward to reading books or listening to music.

It has been many years since the end of the marriage of William and Gayle and the couple seemed to have moved on. They are happy chasing their dreams. Gayle had made significant milestones in her career. On a personal front, she prefers to keep everything private.

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