Gayle King Says Oprah Was ‘One Of The Best Therapists’ When She Got Divorced

Oprah Winfrey could also be a billionaire media mogul, however her finest pal and TV journalist Gayle King thinks she may have been a profitable therapist.

King talked about how Winfrey supported her when she divorced her ex-husband, William Bumpus, throughout Tuesday’s episode of Brooke Shields’ podcast, “Now What? With Brooke Shields.”

“She is one of the best therapists ever,” King stated about her longtime pal. “If she had a second career, it would be — honest to God, she’s one of the best therapists ever.”

King has spoken publicly in regards to the time she caught Bumpus in mattress with one other lady in 1990. The couple divorced in 1993, and so they share two kids, Kirby Bumpus and William Bumpus Jr.

The “CBS This Morning” co-host advised Shields that she initially solely advised Winfrey and her mom about her ex-husband’s infidelity.

“I knew I could trust them,” she stated.

Gayle King along with her kids, Kirby Bumpus (L) and William Bumpus, Jr., on the 2019 Time 100 Gala on April 23, 2019 in New York Metropolis.

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King recalled the night time she caught Bumpus dishonest throughout a 2016 Self-importance Honest interview.

When requested if there was a dwelling particular person she most despised, the TV host talked about the lady her husband had an affair with.

“‘Despise’ is a strong word,” she stated. “I’m not a huge fan of the woman I caught naked with my now ex-husband on June 24, 1990, at 9:16 p.m.— but I don’t remember the details.”

In 2010, Winfrey described her tight bond and friendship with King throughout an interview with Barbara Walters.

“She is… the mother I never had. She is… the sister everybody would want,” she stated. “She is the friend that everybody deserves. I don’t know a better person. I don’t know a better person.”