Gayle Opens Up About Ex-Husband's Cheating

NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 20: Talk show host Oprah Winfrey (C), Vogue editor Anna Wintour (L) and Oprah Magazine editor Gayle King attend the Vera Wang Spring/Summer 2003 Collection at the New York Public Library for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week September 20, 2002 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Mainz/Getty Images) Mark Mainz/Getty Images

Oprah's best friend, Gayle King, opens up about the demise of her marriage on her XM Satellite Radio Show, the Daily News reported Tuesday.

King told guest Will Smith that she left her husband because he was cheating.

"I was married to a cheater," King told Smith, who revealed the secrets of his own happy marriage to Jada Pinkett Smith. "I went to marital counseling. I have been divorced since 1993, so I'm all healed and everything. I have worked it out. I'm not bitter. I'm OK. I'm really OK."

King's ex-husband, Connecticut Assistant Attorney General William Bumpus, did not return phone or e-mail requests from the Daily News for comment.

King told Smith that she has kept lines of communication with Bumpus open for the sake of their children who are both college-age, the Daily News report said.

"It's so important for people who have children together to get along," she said. "Regardless of how you feel about the other as a spouse, you still have these children to raise together."
  • Amy Bonawitz

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