Gayle King’s Ex-Husband Issues Public Apology for Cheating on Her 26 Years Ago

Bill Bumpus and Gayle King
Bill Bumpus and Gayle King

Gayle King’s ex-husband William Bumpus has issued a public apology for cheating on his wife.

Though it happened 26 years ago, the news made headlines this week when the CBS This Morning host, while answering questions for a Vanity Fair questionnaire, referenced catching her then-husband in bed with another woman in 1990.

“I have been haunted with this life altering choice,” Bumpus told Page Six via a statement from rep Lisa Nkonoki. “Though I have dealt with this privately … I publicly apologize for the major transgression that dramatically changed all of our lives.”

King divorced Bumpus, Connecticut Assistant Attorney General, in 1993 after 11 years of marriage. The two share two adult children, daughter Kirby and son Will.

Bumpus’ statement continued: “I have nothing but the utmost respect for Gayle and how she handled herself with grace. Despite the situation, she kept our children, as well as my relationship and involvement with them, as a clear priority.”

“Gayle was a great wife, an excellent mother and a fantastic co-parent,” he went on. “I am eternally grateful for all that she has done and continues to do to enrich my life and the lives of our incredible adult children. I continue to be a work in progress and have spent the last 26 years striving to be a better man and father. I applaud Gayle’s continued phenomenal success and friendship!”

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SOURCE: People – Aurelie Corinthios