Gayle King still single 20 years after divorcing ex husband William? The pair were married in the 80's

HitBerryPublished on   24 Aug, 2015Updated on   17 May, 2021

Editor of O, The Oprah Magazine, Gayle King, is still single more than 20 years after getting separated with William Bumpus in 1993. The 61 year old female had had very few relationships in her life. But recently, she herself commented that maybe she still has some time to start a fresh life with a new man. At early sixties, many people no longer have it in them to look for love, but Gayle seems to think people can find love at any age. So does she have a new man?

Gayle’s connection with her former husband William Bumpus, an assistant attorney general in Connecticut, is well known. They were married in 1983. They even had two children together, Kirby and William. Her colleague, Oprah Winfrey, is named as the godmother of both these children.

 In 1993, the couple decided to get a divorce. Later, in an informal conversation with actor Will Smith, Gayle confessed that her ex husband was cheating on her. She could not live with her husband after finding out about his affair with another woman, even if it meant that their children had to go through a hard time with their parents fighting.

 After all this drama, Gayle went out dating with a couple of guys but did not start a proper relationship with any of them. In an episode in ‘The Oprah Winfrey Show’ she opened about how most of her dates had really poor grammar and it was really funny.

Finally in 2006, Gayle started a somewhat serious relationship with Cory Booker, a mayor at that time of Newark. The couple made several appearances in the public. When everyone was beginning to think that finally Gayle seemed to be finally settling down with her ‘perfect man’, their relationship came to an end. Even after their separation, they remained as good friends.

After Cory Booker, there has been no other man in Gayle King’s life. On the other hand, she has made really good friends. Her friendship with Oprah Winfrey, who is also her business associate, is well known. They have been working together ever since 1976.

There had been a couple of rumors stating that Winfrey and King were gay. “I understand why people think we're gay", Winfrey says in the August 2006 issue of O magazine. "There isn't a definition in our culture for this kind of bond between women. So I get why people have to label it—how can you be this close without it being sexual?”

Gayle King has a net worth of 20 million dollars. The co-anchor of the show CBS-This Morning has been hosting a couple of prestigious shows as well. She has nearly 902k followers in the Twitter. She is currently living in Kansas City, Missouri. We hope that she lives a happy and a peaceful life in the days to come.