Kim Gunn Gundy

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Tue Nov 15 2022
By   Binaya_22

Kim Gunn Gundy gained popularity because of his famous brother Tim Gunn. Tim's name probably rings a bell if you love fashion and are investing in that world.

Her family raised Kim alongside her brother Tim in Fairfax, Va. Today, we will try to provide some information on the life of the designer's sibling.

About Kim's Relationship Status:

Kim Gunn Gundy is happily married to her man, Jay Gundy. He hails from Ohio. There isn't any information available on their relationship timeline.

He is sitting on a beach and wearing shades.
Kim Gunn Gundy's husband Jay Gundy (Source: LinkedIn @jaygundy)

No concrete information is available, but they are believed to reside in Sea Colony, Bethany Beach. They have been living there for more than three decades.

Who Is Her Husband Jay Gundy?

Kim's husband, Jay Gundy, hails from Hudson, Ohio. He has worked in the real estate business for a very long time and currently works with Long & Foster Real Estate Inc.

Jay has been working at Long & Foster since 2020. Before dealing with buildings and properties, he used to work as an Assistant Head of School for Advancement at Western Reserve Academy. He also served as the vice president at the University of Virginia for three years, from 2006 to 2009.

How Rich Is Her Brother Tim?

Tim Gunn is an insanely popular television personality, all thanks to Project Runway, which turned him into a household name. Kim Gunn Gundy may have chosen not to disclose much about her life (that includes her wealth), but her brother is a wealthy man. Tim's estimated net worth is approximately $18 million, the same as actress Christel Khalil's.

He is giving the talk while having a serious look on his face.
A still image of Tim Gunn from Making The Cut (Source: Instagram @timgunn)

The hugely successful Project Runway was the main reason for his fortune. Although he is no longer with the show, it improved his face value and CV, thus, resulting in him getting more projects, all of which has led him to amass such wealth.

Her Father Was In The FBI

Kim's father, George William Gunn, was no ordinary man. He didn't have mundane work since he used to work for the FBI. Although, it is unclear what position her father served.

George used to work in the FBI back when the famous J. Edgar Hoover was the director. Tim Gunn has talked about his father, saying he had visited his father's office numerous times as a kid.

Her Parents Were Homophobic

Tim has revealed a lot about his past. One of them includes her parents. Tim being gay, had to suffer a lot growing up in a homophobic family.

He talked about growing up in an anti-gay family and mentioned the situation with his father as a kid. The following is what he said in an interview with One On 1 with Budd Mishkin:

He was a big, macho, football-watching, beer-drinking guy and he had a son who loved to play the piano, be reclusive, and play with his sister's Barbies.

Her Mother Was A Republican

American politics is divided into two sets of voters. One of them is democrats, and the other one is republicans. Kim's mother, Nancy Comfort Gunn, falls in the latter group. She has been a republican her whole life. 

She has a short grey hair in the picture.
Kim Gunn Gundy's mother Nancy Comfort Gunn (Source: cape gazette)

Nancy hails from Washington, DC, and lived through the second world war. She was born on March 24, 1928. She left the planet at 83 on June 7, 2011.

Kim's Brother Attempted Suicide As A Kid

Tim's suffering because he was gay was not limited to his homophobic parents. He had to deal with it in his school as well. The situation became so bad he tried to take his life.

The bullying he faced reached the point that completely broke him. He threatened his life by consuming hundreds of pills and had to be hospitalized. He was only 14 then.

Speaking to the crowd at the fundraiser event called The Trevor Project, the author recalled the incident:

I remember the date vividly, because it was the date of Martin Luther King’s assassination: April 4, 1968. And I was a very clever young man. I had taken the bathrobe that I had brought with me [to the hospital], I had unstitched the hem, and I sewed in hundreds of pills. Aspirins, sleeping pills, everything I could get my hands on. And that night, of April 4, I swallowed the whole bunch. I woke up in the emergency room of the Yale New Haven Hospital the next morning, having had my stomach pumped. And faced two years and three months of hospitalization—it was a long haul.

The Rumor Surrounding Her Father's Sexuality

Kim Gunn Gundy's father was gay? Well, that is what her brother Tim Gunn believes to be true. In news that shocked everyone, Tim claimed that his father was secretly practicing homosexuality.

He is wearing a suit in this vintage picture.
Former FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover (Source: Wikiwand)

Tim brought the news to light through his book Timm Gunn's Golden Rules. Project Runway star Tim was convinced that his father, George William "Billi" Gunn was in an undisclosed gay relationship with none other than the former FBI Director, J. Edgar Hoover. He said:

I have no proof...I'm likely totally wrong about this. The men were incredibly repressed. So even if they were sleeping together you can bet they never would have admitted it, even to themselves.

Tim's Problem With The Fashion Industry

Kim Gunn Gundy's brother is known for speaking without any filter. In the entertainment world, where celebrities only praise each other, the Project Runway star is undoubtedly a breath of fresh air.

Tim working in the same industry, doesn't hesitate to speak against it if needed, as he has done. His criticisms come from the treatment of plus-size models. He has been an advocate for them for a long time, and it upsets him how the industry has treated them. 

In one of the articles for The Washington Post, he wrote:

I love the American fashion industry, but it has a lot of problems and one of them is the baffling way it has turned its back on plus-size women.

Tim has made a reputation for himself as a guy who doesn't hesitate to criticize others if needed. His criticism list includes the Kardashians and the TV Show Real Housewives.

A Brief On Her Sibling Tim Gunn

Timothy Mackenzie Gunn, or Tim Gunn, is an American television personality who gained fame through the show Project Runway, the show hosted by Leni Klum's mother, Heidi Klum. He was born on July 29, 1953, in Washington, DC.

He has been honored with an Emmy Award. He won the Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality-Competition Program category in 2013. He has also been nominated for the same award on numerous other occasions.

Besides Project Runway, he has produced various other shows like Guide To Style, Under The Gunn, and Making The Cut. He has created and done some voice acting works in Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? and Bojack Horseman.

Where Is Kim Gunn Gundy Today? Is She On Social Media?

Kim has chosen to live a life outside of social media. So, she is absent from all the platforms. Though there is no confirmation, some sources say that she currently lives with her husband, Jay, in Bethany Beach, Delaware.

You will also have difficulty finding pictures of her through her brother, Tim Gunn's Instagram. Tim Gunn, who is very active on social platforms, has not uploaded any images of her sister and the family. His Insta page is @timgunn.

 

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