- In the past year, Kimberly Guilfoyle, 49, has gone from a Fox News host to a regular fixture in first family appearances since she's been dating Donald Trump Jr.
- Before leading raucous rallies for the 2018 midterms and being considered for a White House role, Guilfoyle's background includes serving as an assistant district attorney, legal correspondent, and first lady of San Francisco.
- Here is an inside look at her rise from lawyer to TV star.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, 49, made a national name for herself on Fox News. The former lawyer started appearing as a legal analyst in 2004, and was a full-time host on the network from 2006.
President Donald Trump is a fan, and considered her for the role as White House communications director. Before that, she was once first lady of San Francisco when her first husband was mayor.
Here is an inside look at the rise of Guilfoyle, from lawyer to Republican booster.
In 2004, Guilfoyle moved to New York City to pursue a career on television. She hosted the program "Both Sides" on Court TV and served as a legal analyst for CNN.
Source: Fox News
Guilfoyle married Gavin Newsom in 2001. Two years later, he was elected mayor of San Francisco, and she became the city's first lady.
Source: SF Gate
But as their bi-coastal marriage became a strain and Guilfoyle focused on her television career, the couple filed for divorce in 2005. Newsom, a Democrat, served as lieutenant governor of California from 2011 until he was elected governor in 2018.
Three years later, the couple separated and eventually divorced.
Guilfoyle put down permanent New York roots in 2014, when she bought a $3.4 million, 2-bedroom apartment on the Upper West Side. It was filled with taxidermied animals, but she's since transformed the space. Jerry Seinfeld reportedly lives in the building, too.
In 2015, Guilfoyle wrote a semi-autobiographical book called "Making the Case: How to Be your Own Best Advocate" on her experience as a prosecutor and encouraging others to always stand up for themselves.
When former Fox News host Gretchen Carlson accused former Fox News chief Roger Ailes of sexual harassment, Guilfoyle disputed the charges and came to her boss's defense.
In December 2016, Trump was reportedly considering Guilfoyle to be his press secretary.
After Sean Spicer resigned in July, Guilfoyle said she was in conversations with Trump to succeed Spicer in the role. She was ultimately not selected for the job.
In May, rumors swirled that Guilfoyle was dating Trump Jr., who is nine years her junior. Page Six reported that the TV personality and president's first-born had been dating for weeks, and that they'd been spotted out together in New York.
Source: Page Six
In June 2018, the couple made things Instagram official, both posting photos vacationing together in Montana and at a Poison concert.
Sources: Business Insider
Guilfoyle left Fox News in July 2018.
She joined Trump Jr. on the campaign trail and picked up the vice chairwoman role at America First Policies, a pro-Trump nonprofit.
Guilfoyle made frequent rally appearances by Trump's side in the months leading up to the November midterms.
By Christmas, Guilfoyle was a regular fixture at Trump family appearances, even attending the 96th annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony seats away from President Donald and first lady Melania Trump.
In February 2019, Guilfoyle attended New York Fashion Week and posed with the president's ex-wife Marla Maples and her daughter Tiffany at the Taoray Wang show.
Source: New York Post