Speaking with the August edition of Vanity
Fair, 61-year-old Gayle King, the host of CBS
This Morning and loyal best friend of Oprah
Winfrey, opened up on catching her husband
pants down with another woman.
King was asked: ‘Which living person do you
most despise?’
King responded to the question by saying:
‘”Despise” is a strong word. I’m not a huge fan
of the woman I caught naked with my now ex-
husband on June 24, 1990, at 9:16pm – but I
don’t remember the details.’
It’s not the first time she has spoken of the
incident which occurred during her marriage
to lawyer and former assistant attorney
general for Connecticut William Bumpus from
1982 to 1993.
Back in 2006, she addressed his infidelities on
her XM Satellite Radio show saying: ‘I was
married to a cheater.’
She went on to say: ‘I went to marital
counseling. I have been divorced since 1993,
so I’m all healed and everything. I have
worked it out. I’m not bitter. I’m OK. I’m
really OK.’
The couple have two adult children, son
William Jr. and daughter Kirby. King spoke
about her kids as well on her radio show,
saying: ‘It’s so important for people who have
children together to get along. Regardless of
how you feel about the other as a spouse, you
still have these children to raise together.’
The Vanity Fair interview also gave King a
chance to talk about her best friend when
asked: ‘Which living person do you most
admire?’ She responded by saying:
‘Oprah Winfrey. She always does the
right thing – even when no one is
looking.’ Their very close friendship has
led to speculations about their sexuality
but King has shot those down time and
time again, saying in a 2011 interview:
‘In the beginning, it used to bother me.
Like, “Oh, my God, I don’t want people
to think I’m gay – I’m trying to get a
date!” ‘But now I don’t care. I’ve given
up trying to figure that out. At this
stage, if you still think that, it’s on you.’

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