Gayle King's Son is Getting Married!

Gayle King’s Son is Getting Married!

In a super exciting announcement, Gayle King spilled the beans about her son, William Bumpus Jr., getting engaged to Elise Smith. The CBS Mornings host shared this heartwarming news on Instagram, and guess who was part of the planning? The one and only Oprah Winfrey!

Gayle’s video post showed the lovebirds, William and Elise, heading to the special spot for the proposal. You could feel the excitement in the air as everyone wondered, “Is it happening?” And when William went down on one knee, you could hear the collective “Oh, my God” from everyone around.

Gayle, bursting with joy, wrote on Instagram, “It has happened! My favorite son @willgb3 has found his person, and I now have a favorite daughter-in-law to be: The lovely @elisemariesmith!” She even joked about many people being part of the planning, saying, “There were a lot of cooks in the kitchen.” Now, all that’s left is to find out when the big day will be!

But here’s the fun part – Oprah was there, too! Gayle shared a behind-the-scenes clip of her and Oprah discussing where the photographer should be during the proposal. These two have an amazing friendship that extends to being part of each other’s special moments.

The video also featured Gayle’s daughter, Kirby Bumpus, and her 2-year-old grandson, Luca, adding to the joyous occasion. This family is tight-knit and knows how to celebrate love.

Gayle King's Son is Getting Married!

Beyond the engagement buzz, let’s talk about William Bumpus Jr. He’s not just Gayle King’s son; he’s a successful guy! At 36, he’s a Managing Partner at Phoenix Rising and a partner at Concrete Rose Capital. And get this – he started a nonprofit called reWerk, helping provide study-from-home equipment to low-income communities. That’s impressive!

Gayle and William share a sweet tradition – celebrating his birthday at Red Lobster since he was 8 years old. It’s a small detail that tells you just how close this mother-son duo is.

And there’s more family love – William also plays the role of a proud younger brother and uncle. He officiated at Kirby’s wedding and spoils Luca whenever he can. You can tell this family knows how to show love and support.

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Now, with the engagement out in the open, everyone is waiting for the wedding details. Knowing this family, it’s bound to be a grand celebration filled with love, laughter, and all the good vibes. Here’s to William Bumpus Jr. and Elise Smith – may your journey be as beautiful as this engagement announcement!

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