Co-anchor of “CBS This Morning” Gayle King found herself in quite the predicament while on a date recently, and she dished on the details on Tuesday’s episode of Harry Connick Jr.’s talk show “Harry.”
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“I went on a date recently. I’ve been out with somebody maybe three or four times, and now I feel I have another dating question to add to my repertoire, in addition to, ‘Do you think OJ Simpson is guilty?’ — which is one of my dating questions,” she said. “It never occurred to me if somebody asked you out, and you’ve been on a couple of dates; they are not wearing a wedding ring. It never occurs to me to say, ‘Are you married?’ It really didn’t.”
The 62-year-old then told the story about how she unknowingly wound up on a date with a married man.
“So I’m out to dinner, and he’s talking, and then he said something about my wife, and I said, ‘Wait, wait, wait, your wife? You have a wife?'” she explained. “He goes, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘Does she know you’re here?’ He said, ‘But, we’re separated.’ I said, ‘Oh, you’re getting a divorce.’ He said, ‘No, we’re separated; we live in the same house; it hasn’t been good for a really long time.’ And I was like, ‘Check please, I know that story.'”
King does in fact know that story, having been the victim of an unfaithful marriage 26 years ago when she found her then-husband, Connecticut Assistant Attorney General William Bumpus, in bed with another woman. Needless to say, she isn’t interested in partaking in an affair anytime soon.