Gayle King Reveals Her ‘Favorite Son’ William Is Engaged

Written by on February 27, 2024

(People) – Wedding bells are ringing for Gayle King’s son William Bumpus Jr.!

William, one of King’s two children with ex-husband William Bumpus, is engaged to Elise Smith, the CBS Mornings co-anchor announced in a Monday Instagram post. The post included a sweet video of King, 69, and her good friend Oprah Winfrey orchestrating the moment!

“Behind the scenes of the proposal,” King said in the clip of her and Winfrey, 70, trying to find a good spot for the engagement photographer to hide and capture the moment.

Winfrey got very involved in the planning, putting herself in the photographer’s shoes as King asked her, “What’s your suggestion, Oprah, on where [the photographer] should be?”

After a few seconds of deliberation, the video pans to another King family member, the co-anchor’s other child, daughter Kirby Bumpus, and her 2-year-old grandson, Luca, who were also present for the special moment.

The CBS co-anchor also said that “a lot of planning went into this moment” — and joked that “there were a lot of cooks in the kitchen.”

“Now just waiting for the date of the wedding!” she added.

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