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Who is Shepard Smith’s ex-wife Virginia Donald?
Virginia Donald was born in the United States of America, and is an actress, but perhaps better known for being the ex-wife of television news anchor Shepard “Shep” Smith. Her ex-husband is part of the Fox News Channel, and has headed numerous programs such as “Studio B”, “Shepard Smith Reporting” and “The Fox Report with Shepard Smith”.
The Riches of Virginia Donald
How rich is Virginia Donald? As of mid-2018, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million, mostly earned through a success in her various endeavors, but possibly elevated during her association with her ex-husband, as he has a net worth estimated at over $10 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Education and Meeting Shepard Smith
While very little is known about Virginia’s childhood or how she developed an interest in acting; she attended the University of Mississippi, and was considered one of the better students of her faculty during the time, apparently wanting to pursue a career in acting. It was also during this time that she met Shepard, who would eventually become a well-known journalist. They dated for a couple of years before marrying.
Shepard Smith – Marriage and Divorce
Smith would start working for Fox News Channel early in his career, in 1996 during the inception of the channel. He’s covered numerous high profile news events over the course of his career, including the death of Princess Diana, the Florida ballot counting controversy, and the execution of Timothy McVeigh. He’s also covered hurricane seasons, eventually leading him to start his own shows, including “The Fox Report with Shepard Smith”.
Donald and Shepard married in 1987, but didn’t have any children, and suddenly divorced in 1993. For many years there was no information or rumors as to why the two separated, but an answer eventually came later in Shepard’s career. In 2011, he was linked to a Fox News production assistant named Giovanni Graziano, whom Smith handled himself during his time with the company. The two were sighted together in numerous bars on multiple occasions, particularly at a place called Bathtub Gin.
Confirmed as Gay
Virginia’s ex-husband has had his share of controversies throughout his career. Reporters found out from waitresses that served in the bars he’s been at, that he frequently had angry outbursts, shouting at staff. In 2000, Shepard was arrested and charged with aggravated battery after arguing with another reporter about a parking space. With the rumors of him being gay starting to surface, then president of Fox News Channel Roger Ailes said to the media that he was not gay, and that Fox News was not ready for a gay anchor. There was even an occasion that Shepard supported an anti-gay hater during a live coverage.
Eventually, he opened up about his sexuality in 2017, in a speech saying admitting that he is gay. He said that he doesn’t think about it, and he’s very much focused on his career. He just goes home to the man he’s in love with. Other reporters have defended him in saying that his sexuality is not his most defining factor. Due to the revelation, many realized that the reason he actually broke up with Virginia was that he was actually interested in men not women.
According to reports, after Donald’s separation and divorce from Shepard, she tried to get some traction in the entertainment industry, but failed to make any significant impact. It was reported that she loved fashion and the latest fashion trends, which can be traced back to her youth. While many people have approached her since Smith came out as gay, she has declined to comment on his sexuality. She also mentioned that there are no bad feelings between them, but she does not keep in contact with him,
Is Virginia Donald on Social Media?
One of the reasons there is very little information about Donald is due to the fact that she doesn’t have any online presence. She doesn’t have any accounts associated with any major social media websites such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram. There are numerous accounts on Facebook named Virginia Donald, but they are not associated with her. Her ex-husband on the other hand has a strong social media presence, as is normal for broadcast journalists. He has accounts on Twitter and Facebook, but makes no mention about his past or current relationships in any way. There has been a lot of recent coverage about him due to his recent declaration that he is gay.
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