Lawyer Breaks Down Kimberly Guilfoyle's Second Divorce

Kimberly Guilfoyle, former Fox News host and now Trump adviser, is currently dating Donald Trump, Jr., but she has a relatively modest two marriages in her rearview mirror. Her first ex was California governor (then San Francisco mayor) Gavin Newsom — they made it work for a while, even though the man's a Democrat! For her second ex-husband-to-be, Guilfoyle decided to steer clear of politics (only one policy wonk per family, always a good rule to abide by) and hitched her wagon to that of furniture heir-turned-designer Eric Villency shortly after her divorce from Newsom came through in 2006.

While Villency and Guilfoyle did have a son together (Ronan, soon to turn 14), the twosome split up in 2009. According to Celebpie, Villency soon matched Guilfoyle divorce for divorce, as he remarried in 2013 to a Swedish designer, but split up with her some four years later. We don't know yet whether Ms. Guilfoyle will become the next Trump in-law (at age 51, she's actually a year older than her potential M-I-L Melania), but we were nonetheless interested to get some insight from New Jersey divorce lawyer Christina Previte as to how well-off her previous divorces left her.

What Guilfoyle may have gotten out of her divorce

We know that Trump Sr. is a big believer in prenups, but Guilfoyle's no stranger to those since multimillionaire Villency also reportedly had a pre-nup in place when he married her. Plus, as Previte points out, "most of Villency's wealth was premarital so she wouldn't have been entitled to that." In fact, she says Guilfoyle's relatively short marital stints made it "unlikely she got much financially from her husbands in terms of property distribution." Luckily, however, Guilfoyle's celeb status ensures that she does "pretty well on her own."

Where Guilfoyle might have cleaned up in her settlement, however, was with child support payments. As Previte explains, child support "is largely determined by income of the parties and the needs of the child," and goes on to say, "It is not uncommon for the custodial parent to get a windfall in child support when the other parent, in this case the father, is very wealthy." Although Previte says "child support is a right that belongs to the child so any incidental benefit to the custodial parent is irrelevant," she admits "Kimberly could very well be getting a large sum in child support that would allow her to maintain a certain lifestyle intended to benefit the child."