Kimberly Guilfoyle

Published : Nov 21 2013 | Modified : Jun 4 2016

Kimberly Guilfoyle is a well-known name in the USA as she is an American cable news personality and one of the co-hosts of The Five on Fox News Channel. Though her father was Irish and her mother was from Puerto Rica, Kimberly is a registered American citizen (she is actually a second generation American). Her father, Tony, was born in Ennis, County Clare, Ireland, and came to the U.S. at the age of 20. 

After serving 4 years in the US Army, he took up work in the construction trades, though his intense interest in the real estate business led him to become an investor and a close advisor to Mayor Newsom. Her mother on the other hand, Mercedes, was interested in special education and used to teach before she died due to a severe disease called leukemia. Kimberly was only eleven when she lost her mother.

Miss Kimberly, is a class of ‘94 magna cum laude graduate of University of California, Davis. She later attended the University of San Francisco School of Law and Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, where she studied and published research on international children's rights and European Economic Community law. She worked her way through college and law school, including a brief stint as a lingerie model, before becoming an assistant district attorney in San Francisco. You may be surprised to know that she is a former Victoria's Secret model! After completing her education in law, Kimberly joined the US government. Her first job was of a prosecutor. She had also worked for 4 years in the Los Angeles. There she worked in the Attorney’s office. She generally worked in different cases which included violence at domestic level, homicide etc.

As for her TC career she started with the channel Fox News in the year 2006. At present she is hosting a few shows for FNC. She also appears weekly on The O'Reilly Factor's recurring segment "Is it Legal?" and as a weekly Thursday guest on Brian Kilmeade's Kilmeade and Friends radio show. Her first show as a host was aired on weekends. The title of the show was The Lineup. Fox decided to re-launch her with a new show. She is also hosting a show with another person, called The Five. More specifically, on The Five, Guilfoyle is part of a roundtable ensemble of FOX personalities who discuss, debate and even debunk the hot news stories, controversies and issues of the day. On Outnumbered, Guilfoyle is part of a panel of four female panelists and one rotating male that tackles top headlines from all angles and perspectives. Additionally, she appears regularly on The O'Reilly Factor, Hannity, among other programs. Since 2009, Guilfoyle has both contributed to and most recently hosted FNC's New Year's Eve special, All-American New Year live from Times Square in New York City. Prior to FNC, Guilfoyle served as a legal analyst for ABC News and was featured regularly on ABC's Good Morning America. She has covered major legal cases, including those involving O.J. Simpson, Scott Peterson, JonBenet Ramsey, Natalee Holloway, Kobe Bryant and Michael Jackson.

In the year 2001 she married a city supervisor Gavin Newsom. Later Mr. Newsom becomes the mayor of San Francisco and M/S Guilfoyle became San Francisco’s First Lady. What’s more interesting about the couple, is that they met on a blind date. Needless to say that only a handful of blind dates go well, much less end up in a happy marriage. Once the couple decided to be with each other they got engaged almost immediately. However, they did not decide the date and time of their marriage at the time of the engagement. Four years after a happy marital life, she decided to divorce Gavin Newsom and mentioned bi-coastal marriage as the reason. The divorce case was filed in the first month of the year 2005 and it was issued a year later, on February 2006. Later, on May the former Ms. Newsom married Eric Villency, who was a model and owned a business of furniture.Eric Villency also loves writing and has contributed for various blogs on the internet.

It is believed that Kimberly Guilfoyle had an affair with her then boyfriend Mr. Villency because of which she filed a divorce against Mr. Newsom. She was obviously very happy with her new husband. They also put a baby on their plans for the foreseeable future, and actually became the proud parents of a baby boy in 2006. Kimberly and Eric gave the name Ronan Anthony to their first child. But somehow things did not go well and, Eric and Kimberly decided to get separated from each other three years after their first baby. The announcement of their separation came in 2009. Specifically, it was June when the news of their separation surfaced in public. It was sad for many fans who considered the couple to be one of the most successful ones in the celeb Life Style world.

One of her personal quotes that has been recorded is: “I'm married to a great man who listens to me. I'm a great boss. Women make 90 percent of the household decisions.” Unfortunately, no one knows to who of her two husbands she was referring to, so feel free to guess!

Kimberly’s net worth is $5 million and unofficial sources report her salary to be at an average of $840,000. Currently, she and her now 10yearold son, Ronan Anthony, reside in New York.

Based on her childhood and all her experience gathered over the years, Victoria’s former model has written a book titled Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate. In that book, Guilfoyle interweaves stories and anecdotes from her life and career with practical advice that can help you win arguments, get what you want, help others along the way, and come out ahead in any situation.

According to herself, this book and much of her career are inspired by lessons learned from her childhood. When interviewed she said:

“My mother was just everything to me, I loved her so much, I always wanted to be around her. I loved how I saw people react to her. She was a warm woman who worked in education with people with emotional challenges. I got my sense of giving back and how when you have many blessings, pay it forward. One of the reasons I wrote this book.

I had to go through, a lot to be able to heal, going through her illness — she passed away from Leukaemia when I was young — and how it affected our little family. I decided if I can make it easier for someone else to deal with rough transitions, then I can make my parents proud.

The key lesson for me: Don’t make this life about you, it’s about other people. I’ve tried to live my life in a way that respects the beliefs of my mother and father. They sacrificed a tremendous amount for me to be able to do what I do today.”

It seems that all the lessons she’s learned have paid off and ultimately drove her to both professional and personal success.

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