Kimberly Guilfoyle and Donald Trump Jr. are Washington D.C.'s hottest new couple. Here's all you need to know about them.
Host of “The Five” Kimberly Guilfoyle has announced on Instagram and Twitter that she’s bowing out of her role at FOX News to take on a new position as Vice Chairwoman of America First, a PAC dedicated to President Trump’s “Make America Great Again” mindset, setting off on the campaign trail with her new boyfriend, the First Son Donald Trump Jr.
Today I have a bitter-sweet announcement. I’ve decided to leave Fox News Channel and dedicate myself full time to joining America First as Vice Chairwoman, campaigning across the country and firmly standing with President Trump. I will miss my Fox family. I thank Fox for the opportunities it has provided me. I thank all the talented producers, staff, and above all I thank the best fans out there. #maga 🇺🇸
While we know that 49-year-old Guilfoyle has an Irish father and that she spent many of her summers in Ireland, even studying law at Trinity College Dublin, what else is there to know about the former attorney.
Here are some new things you may not know about the daughter of an Irish emigrant.
Irish upbringing with a single father:
Her father, Tony Guilfoyle migrated from County Clare. When she was eleven her Puerto Rican mother died. She told Fox News, “throughout her illness, I remember 'making a case' with God: 'Please help her live.' I believe now that God did answer my prayers because she still lives on with me, and she shaped me into who I am today."
Her father was her dominant influence:
“He was the best coach in my life. I was a little shy and introverted, and he wanted me to be the woman who would stand on her own two feet and have the self-esteem and stand for myself, no matter what," she told Mediaite.
Dad insisted on tough love:
"If I wanted to do something or go on a class trip, he'd make me make my case. I'd have to present my arguments, and he'd tell me if I had permission or not. It teaches you not to be afraid of a no," she said.
She was the only girl on her school soccer team:
"I love to watch sports, but play them even more," she told People magazine. Her school did not have a girls soccer team she could join, however.
"So my mom met with the coach and said, 'Please let Kimberly try out with the boys, but don't take her because I am asking you: only if she's good enough," Guilfoyle recalled.
Not only was she "good enough," but she was a star performer.
Her dad’s advice inspired her:
Her soccer success really sheds new light on one of her late dad's favorite sayings. "He taught me that anything a boy can do, you can do better," Guilfoyle told Mediaite.
She modeled Victoria Secret underwear to get through law school:
"I modeled everything from clothes, swimwear and lingerie, including Victoria's Secret! I met an incredible number of interesting people through modeling and really learned a lot about self-confidence and self-worth," Guilfoyle told People.
"I don't have any regrets about all of the jobs in the different fields that I've worked in.”
She was a former First Lady … of San Francisco:
The Trump Administration has been defined by chaos and cruelty - family separation is both. We will not sit idly by while families are torn apart and jailed for fleeing violence and seeking a better future. Time for us to step up, to move our feet and demand more of our country. #familiesbelongtogether
Guilfoyle became the first lady of San Francisco after her then-husband, Gavin Newsom, was elected mayor in 2003. Back then she was a liberal Democrat. He is likely to be California’s next governor and may run for Trump’s job one day.
Why her marriage to Newsom broke up:
"Unfortunately, the demands of our respective careers have made it too difficult for us to continue as a married couple," the pair said in a statement.
"Over the past 10 years, we have developed a tremendous bond of love and respect for each other. That will never change.”
She pitched herself for the job of Trump Press Secretary:
"I'm a patriot, and it would be an honor to serve the country," Guilfoyle told The Mercury News.
"I think it'd be a fascinating job. It's a challenging job, and you need someone really determined and focused, a great communicator in there with deep knowledge to be able to handle that position." (i.e. ME ME ME)
Donald Junior isn’t the only White House love connection she made:
Guilfoyle claimed Anthony Scaramucci, the short-lived communications director, was just a friend but no one believed that they were "just very good friends who enjoy each other's company…"
A source said, "Kimberly thinks the world of Anthony. He is one of her best friends, but they are not a yet a couple."
He left his nine-month pregnant wife and they were spotted in numerous romantic places together but he eventually went back to his wife.
She doesn’t think pretty young women should be allowed to sit on juries:
In October 2014, Guilfoyle stated that beautiful, young women should automatically be excused from jury duty "so they can go on Tinder or Match.com" instead. She said they should not sit on juries because they "don't get it. They are not in that same life experience of paying the bills, doing the mortgage, kids, community, crime, education, healthcare. They are like healthy and hot and running around without a care in the world." She later denied the remark.
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