Virginia Donald

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Thu Apr 16 2020
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Virginia Donald is a professional former American Socialite and Television personality. She came to limelight more than her work after marrying American broadcast journalist Shepard Smith. He is perhaps best known as the managing editor and chief anchor of Fox News Channel from 1996 until October 11, 2019.

Virginia was born in the Mississippi United States, in 1966 to the American parents. She holds American citizenship and belongs to white ethnicity. For her education, she graduated with a bachelor’s degree from the University of Mississippi in 1988.

Wedded to her College Sweetheart, Shepard Smith

This beautiful woman was previously married to her ex-husband, Shepard Smith for about 6 years. Before marriage, they had their first interaction at the University of Mississippi in around 1980s.

Virginia Donald with her former husband Shepard Smith
Picture: Virginia Donald with her divorced husband, Shepard Smith
Source: Just Interest

Shephard had a crush on Virginia during the college period and began having an affair. Then, after a few years of dating, the classmates of the colleges agreed to take their love life to the next level and eventually announced their wedding in 1987.

Got Divorced in 1993

Until 1993, Virginia and Shepard shared a strong bond but soon created a lot of issues between them. Donald filed for divorce after six years of nuptials, which was settled in 1993.

However, the actual reasons for their split were not known until 2017 when Shepard spoke in a speech about his sexuality. So, several sources say their division's sexual orientation may be the cause.

From their marital life, the exes Donald and Shepard had no biological kids.

Smith Came Out as a Gay in 2017

In 2017, Fox News' former host publicly announced that he was gay by The Huffington Post on Monday. He also said that he is a love relationship with a long-time boyfriend named Giovanni Graziano.

Shepard Smith Came Out as a Gay in 2017
Photo: Shepard Smith and his boyfriend, Giovanni Graziano
Source: Glon Intel

He continues explaining, 

"I don’t think about it. It’s not a thing. I go to work. I manage a lot of people. I cover the news. I deal with holy hell around me. I go home to the man I’m in love with".

56, Shepard and his other half Giovanni have been enjoying their love life since 2011. On the other hand, Donald has remained single since the separation with Smith and has not publicly dated anyone.

How Much Does Virginia Make?

There are no details about her profession in the meantime. In the previous time, Donald used to work as a TV personality and American Socialite so she has made a decent amount of money.

As per some online tabloids, Virginia's net worth is estimated to be $250,000 as of 2020, which is close to Wanda Ferraton.  Despite the privacy, there is no doubt that Virginia is earning plenty as she likes to splurge on expensive products.

In October 2019, Shepard Smith was fired from Fox News.
Photo: Shepard Smith at Fox News
Source: Mediaite

On the other hand, her former husband, Shephard, has an impressive worth of $25 million as of early 2020. He made this fortune from his reporting gigs mainly from FNC's show The Fox Report with Shepard Smith. Another, Fox Host, Peter Doocy enjoys $2 Million fortune.

Smith also signed a three-year deal with Fox on 19 November 2007 for $7 million-$8 million a year. Additionally, Shepard Smith, gay Fox News anchor, gave $500,000 to the host agency, the Committee to Protect Journalists in 2019.


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