The Fox News roster has taken another run with the departure of Kimberly Guilfoyle, co-host of the talk show, The Five. The 21st Century Fox-owned network announced the news on Friday afternoon in a very concise and terse statement which says, “Fox News has parted ways with Kimberly Guilfoyle.” The exit of Kimberly has created a bit perplexing scenario with some sources claiming it to be a “mutual and amicable” one, while some are reporting the parting to be difficult.
Relationship with Donald Trump Jr. factored her exit!
She has been time and again in the headlines for her alleged relationship with Donald Trump Jr and has been supposed to be pretty close with the First Family. In addition to that, her work has been appreciated by the president Donald Trump several times. The newly-elected president Trump had even considered assigning her as White House press secretary in 2016. Ultimately, the role went to Sean Spicer.
However, she was unceremoniously bid adieu and didn’t even given a chance to appear on The Five for the last time. She was filled in by Katie Pavlich one hour after she was let go by Fox. However, Katie is not considered Kimberly’s permanent replacement.
Kimberly first joined the network in 2006 as a prosecutor and host of the weekend show, The Lineup. She became a part of the show, The Five, in 2011, which is one of the highest-rated cable television shows. Further, she has served as guest host in several TV shows including, Hannity and Fox and Friends.
News has been around for a while that she is highly expected to join pro-Trump Super PAC America First. One of the Fox News hosts, Howard Kurtz, tweeted about the possibility of that. She has been under media scrutiny since her relationship with Trump Jr. became public earlier this year. It would be hard for Kimberly to offer unbiased comments during the news program after all she has close ties with the First Family.
It is even speculated that her budding romance with Trump Jr. factored her departure, but the reason behind her exit are still being debated inside and outside the network. The pair has extensively chronicled their relationship on Instagram and other social media, which is reckoned to have complicated things at Fox News.
In the early 2000s, she was married to politician Gavin Newsom, now lieutenant governor of California. Then, from 2006 to 2009, she was married to businessman Eric Villency, with whom she shares a son, Ronan Anthony Villency.
The news of Kimberly dating Donald Jr. surfaced two months after Vanessa Trump filed for divorce in March. Donald Jr. and Vanessa share five children together.
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