William Bumpus Biography

Updated On Jul 30, 2018 Published On Jul 08, 2017
Facts of William Bumpus
Birth Nation: United Kingdom
Name William Bumpus
Birth Name William G. Bumpus
Nationality British
Birth Place/City Greenwich
Ethnicity Mixed
Profession Connecticut Assistant Attorney
Net Worth $20 million
Married Yes
Married to Gayle King(1982)
Children Kirby Bumpus, William Bumpus Jr.
Divorce Gayle King (1993)
Education Connecticut State University
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William G. Bumps is a Connecticut Assistant Attorney General and famed as the ex-husband of the CBS News morning show CBS This Morning co-anchor Gayle King.

He is a Native British, raised in his hometown Greenwich along with his family members. Bumpus was hardworking and serious in the study, since his childhood. He attended the local school in Greenwich. Further, William joined Central Connecticut State University after which he studied at the Yale Law School and earned a degree in Law.

After graduation, William Bumpus served as an assistant attorney in Connecticut. After a year at Connecticut, he started working as an ordinary lawyer. Eventually, he succeeded to become one of the major Lawyers in Connecticut.

Bumpus rose to fame only after his relationship with his ex-wife Gayle King. His then-wife King is co-anchor of CBS' This Morning and an editor-at-large for O, and The Oprah Magazine.

The couple got married in 1982 after some years of dating. The couple shares 2 children: a son William Bumpus Jr and a daughter Kirby BumpusHowever, they divorced after eleven years of marriage in 1993.

According to the source, Gayle found that her husband was cheating on her with another woman and after 26 years, he apologized to his former wife in July 2016.

 Currently, Bumpus assumed to be single as there is no recent updated regarding his current affairs and girlfriends.

William’s ex-wife has a net worth of around $20 million, however, his net worth as of 2018 is under review which is assumed to be of 6 digit figures.

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Started Working as Assistant Attorney


In the early 80’s William Bumps started working as an assistant attorney and further Bumpus continued his practice as an ordinary Lawyer. Currently, William is a representer of DCF in Abuse of children and Cases-involving Negate.

Married to King


William Bumpus married to Gayle King. His wife King is a co-anchor of CBS “This Morning”. The couple married after a year of their love affair. Both are blessed with two children a son and a beautiful daughter.

William Apologized to former wife Gayle King


After 26 years of their divorce, William Bumpus apologized to his former wife Gayle King in 2016.