Gayle King says Oprah was ‘one of the best therapists’ when she divorced

Oprah Winfrey may be a billionaire media mogul, but her best friend and TV journalist Gale King thinks she could be a successful therapist.

King spoke about how Winfrey supported her when she divorced her ex-husband William Bumpus during tuesday edition Brooke Shields podcast What Now? With Brooke Shields.

“She is one of the best therapists,” King said of her. old friend. “If she had a second career, it would be… by golly, she’s one of the best therapists.”

The king starts spoke publicly about how she caught Bumpus in bed with another woman in 1990. The couple divorced in 1993 and have two children, Kirby Bumpus and William Bumpus Jr.

The CBS This Morning co-host told Shields that at first she only told Winfrey and her mother about her ex-husband’s infidelity.

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

Gayle King with her children Kirby Bumpus (left) and William Bumpus Jr. at the 2019 Time 100 Gala on April 23, 2019 in New York City.
Gayle King with her children Kirby Bumpus (left) and William Bumpus Jr. at the 2019 Time 100 Gala on April 23, 2019 in New York City.

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King remembered the night she caught Bumpus cheating during an interview with Vanity Fair 2016.

When asked if there is a person in the world whom she despises the most, the TV presenter mentioned the woman with whom her husband had an affair.

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

In 2010, Winfrey described her close bond and friendship with King. during the interview with Barbara Walters.

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