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Mayor Gavin Newsom and Kimberly Guilfoyle Marriage Profile


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Mayor Gavin Newsom and Kimberly Guilfoyle Newsom in Boston, Massachusetts on July 27, 2004.

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The 3-year marriage of Mayor Gavin Newsom and cable news personality Kimberly Guilfoyle ended under the strain of a bicoastal marriage. Kimberly later married again and Gavin, after a scandal over an affair, also married a second time.

News Updates:

7/26/08: Mayor Gavin Newsome and Jennifer Siebel were married in Stevensville, Montana. The ceremony was officiated by a friend, Carol Simone. A honeymoon in Africa was planned by the couple.

1/02/08: Mayor Gavin Newsom became engaged in Hawaii on 12/29/07 to actress, Jennifer Siebel. The couple met in October 2006 on a blind date at the Artists Ball in San Francisco. A wedding date was not set at the time of their engagement.
Source: SFGate.com

2/05/07: Mayor Gavin Newsom "said he has stopped drinking and that he is seeking professional help for his dependency."
Source: SFGate.com


Gavin Christopher Newsom: October 10, 1967 in San Francisco, California.

Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle: March 8, 1969 in San Francisco, California.

How Gavin and Kimberly Met:

Kimberly "said she was an assistant district attorney when she had dinner with that handsome entrepreneur named Gavin and found out he was running for the Board of Supervisors. Kimberly wrote him a $500 check on the spot. "The maximum allowed," she admitted with a chuckle."
Source: Sanfran.com

Wedding Date:

Gavin and Kimberly were married on December 8, 2001 in San Francisco at St. Ignatius Church. The wedding ceremony was officiated by Father Stephen Privett, S.J. who was then president of the University of San Francisco.

Their rehearsal dinner was hosted by Maryon Davies Lewis at Plump Jack's in the Marina District.

They had 500 guests at their $232,616.90 reception held at the Pacific Heights mansion of Ann and Gordon Getty.


Gavin: Small businessman, owner of the PlumpJack Wine Shop, and involved in restaurant, resort and real estate ventures. On January 8, 2004, Gavin became the 42nd Mayor of San Francisco, California.

Kimberly: Former lingerie model, district attorney in San Francisco and Los Angeles, prosecutor and legal commentator and analyst for Court TV, CNN, MSNBC, Fox News Channel. Kimberly hosted The Lineup on Fox News Channel.

Newsom / Guilfoyle Divorce:

In January 2004, Kimberly moved to New York to work as a legal analyst for CNN.

Sharing the same lawyer, on January 7, 2005, Gavin and Kimberly announced their amicable divorce. They said that having careers on opposite coasts led to their divorce. Their divorce was finalized on February 28, 2006.

Newsom / Rippey-Tourk Affair:

In late 2005 while Gavin was going through his divorce, he had an affair with Ruby Rippey-Tourk, the wife of Alex Tourk, his former campaign manager and deputy chief of staff. Ruby also worked for the mayor as his appointment secretary.

Guilfoyle / Villency Marriage:

Kimberly met Eric Scot Villency, furniture heir, president and CEO of Maurice Villency, Inc., and host of Fine Living network's "Idesign" on a blind date in October 2005.

Eric and Kimberly were married at Sandy Lane Resort in St. James on the island of Barbados on May 27, 2006. A minister of the Church of the Nazarene, Rev. Ricky Kirton, officiated their wedding ceremony. They had 400 guests at their wedding reception.

Eric gave her a 5.2 carat Asscher-cut diamond engagement ring. Kimberly's wedding band matches her engagement ring. Kimberly wore a Reem Acra wedding dress and Eric wore a suit by Dolce & Gabbana.

They have a son, Ronan Anthony Villency, born October 4, 2006 at New York Hospital. Eric, Kimberly and Ronan live in New York City.

Quotes About the Guilfoyle/Newsom Marriage:

Gavin about marriage: "That's an intangible that's very real, and it says something about our relationship to our friends and family. That's a very powerful thing, a very meaningful thing."
Source: Metroweekly.com

Gavin about their wedding reception: "We were actually doing a wedding out of the country for 50 people, but because of family issues we did it in the city, and then Anne (Getty) volunteered to do this. It was never my intention that they were going to support the reception."
Source: Sfgate.com

Kimberly about what she and Gavin did for relaxation: "We watch movies, we Tivo all the Sunday news programs, we like to read. We're not partyers. We work a lot."
Source: Sfgate.com

Kimberly about their marriage: "We're very close, and we're going to remain that way."
Source: Sfgate.com

Close friends: "It's no secret that they have been leading separate lives. She's on one coast, he's on the other -- how can you make a marriage work like that? ... The funny thing is, they both genuinely like each other, and they seem to get along. I mean, it's not like there was any anger or screaming."
Source: Sfgate.com

Gavin about divorce rumors: "But, seriously, this living on different sides of the continent has taken a huge toll personally. The transcontinental marriage is tough -- the only godsend is that we don't have kids. You give up your life in the traditional sense."
Source: Sfgate.com

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