The life of Kimberly Guilfoyle: Meet the Fox News star, former prosecutor, and model who's dating Donald Trump Jr.

InvisionKimberly Guilfoyle has been a cable TV host and legal analyst since 2004.

Kimberly Guilfoyle, 49, has made a name for herself on Fox News. The former lawyer started appearing as a legal analyst in 2004, and has been a full-time host on the network since 2006.

President Donald Trump is a fan, and considered her for the role as White House communications director. Before that, she was once first lady of San Francisco when her first husband was mayor.

Frequently appearing on the Manhattan scene over the last decade, Guilfoyle is now dating Donald Trump Jr. amid his public divorce from his wife, Vanessa Trump.

Here is an inside look at the rise of Guilfoyle:


Guilfoyle was born in San Francisco on March 9, 1969. Her father had a career in construction, and raised Guilfoyle and her brother as a single dad after her mum died of leukemia when she was 11.

STRMXAKimberly Guilfoyle at the ‘Lucky Shops’ Benefit.

Sources: Mediaite, SF Gate, IMDB


Guilfoyle graduated Magna Cum Laude from UC Davis and received her law degree from the University of San Francisco. She interned for the San Francisco district attorney, and modelled for Macy’s and Victoria’s Secret while she was in law school.

Sources: SF Gate, New York Daily News


After graduating law school, Guilfoyle worked as a prosecutor in San Francisco before spending four years in Los Angeles as a deputy district attorney. She then returned home to San Francisco where she served as assistant district attorney for four years.

AGOEVGuilfoyle attend the Cinema Society and Details Magazine hosted screening of ‘Gone Baby Gone’ at the IFC Center on Oct. 16, 2007 in New York.

Source: SFGate


In 2004, Guilfoyle moved to New York City to pursue a career on television. She hosted the program “Both Sides” on Court TV and served as a legal analyst for CNN.

Source: Fox News


Guilfoyle married Gavin Newsom in 2001. Two years later, he was elected mayor of San Francisco, and she became the city’s first lady.

Source: SF Gate


But as their bi-coastal marriage became a strain and Guilfoyle focused on her television career, the couple filed for divorce in 2005. Newsom, a Democrat, is now the lieutenant governor of California, and running for governor of the state.

Justin Sullivan / StaffFormer US President Bill Clinton speaks at a campaign rally for then-San Francisco mayoral candidate Gavin Newsom with Kimberly Guilfoyle-Newsom by his side on December 8, 2003.

In 2006, Guilfoyle married Eric Villency in Barbados and later gave birth to a son. Villency, a former model, is CEO of an interior design firm in New York who sometimes appears as a guest on TV news programs like the “Today Show.”

AGOEVGuilfoyle and husband Eric Villency attend the Cinema Society and Details Magazine hosted screening of ‘Gone Baby Gone’ at the IFC Center on Oct. 16, 2007 in New York.

Sources: SFist,New York Post, HuffPost


Three years later, the couple separated and eventually divorced.

Chris Jackson/Getty ImagesKimberly Guilfoyle arrives for a dinner for business and civic leaders at the De Young Museum in San Francisco on November 7, 2005.

Guilfoyle joined Fox News in 2006 as a host of the weekend show “The Lineup”.

YouTubeKimberly Guilfoyle hosting ‘The Lineup’ on Fox News in 2006

Sources: Fox News, AdWeek


After the show was canceled, Guilfoyle remained with the network as a legal analyst and became a co-host of “The Five” in 2011.

Noam Galai/Getty ImagesTV personality Alex Trebek (3rd R) and hosts of ‘The Five’ (L-R) Kimberly Guilfoyle, Bob Beckel, Eric Bolling, Dana Perino and Greg Gutfeld attend FOX News’ ‘The Five’ at FOX Studios on February 26, 2014 in New York City.

Sources: Fox News, AdWeek


She has served in the same position ever since. Guilfoyle has also appeared on “The O’Reilly Factor”, “Hannity”, and “Fox and Friends”. In 2017, she signed a long-term extension with Fox News.

Sources: Fox News, AdWeek


In 2015, Guilfoyle wrote a semi-autobiographical book called “Making the Case: How to Be your Own Best Advocate” on her experience as a prosecutor and encouraging others to always stand up for themselves.

AGOEVKimberly Guilfoyle attends the premiere of ‘Ides of March’ at the Ziegfeld Theatre on Wednesday, Oct. 5, 2011 in New York.

Source: Forbes


When former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson accused former Fox News chief Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, Guilfoyle disputed the charges and came to her boss’s defence.

MediaPunchKimberly Guilfoyle attends the ‘Fury’ New York Premiere at DGA Theatre on October 14, 2014 in New York City

Source: Business Insider


In December 2016, Trump was reportedly considering Guilfoyle to be his press secretary.

YouTubeKimberly Guilfoyle on Fox News

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In 2017, it was rumoured that Guilfoyle was dating Anthony Scaramucci, the financier who served as Trump’s White House communications director for 10 days.

Jonathan Leibson/Getty Images for Celebrity Fight NightJohn Corbett, Bo Derek, Kimberly Guilfoyle, and Anthony Scaramucci attend the Closing Night Gala at Cinecittà in Rome, Italy on September 10, 2017.

Sources: New York Post, Business Insider


After Sean Spicer resigned in July, Guilfoyle said she was in conversations with Trump to succeed Spicer in the role. She was ultimately not selected for the job.

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In May, rumours swirled that Guilfoyle was dating Trump Jr., who is nine years her junior. Page Six reported that the TV personality and president’s first-born had been dating for weeks, and that they have been spotted out together in New York.

AP; Invision; Business Insider/Rebecca HarringtonThe president’s eldest son, Donald Trump, Jr., is rumoured to be dating Fox News host Kimberly Guilfoyle.

Source: Page Six


In June, the couple made things Instagram official, both posting photos vacationing together in Montana and at a Poison concert.

Drew Angerer/Getty Images/Jamie McCarthy/Getty ImagesDonald Trump Jr. Kimberly Guilfoyle

Sources: Instagram, Instagram

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