Virginia Donald

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Tue Jul 19 2022
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Relationship Timeline Of Virginia Donald

Ex-husband : Shepard Smith
Virginia Donald Married To Shepard Smith In 1987 And Divorced In 1993.

Virginia Donald is a professional former American Socialite and Television personality. She came to the limelight more than her work after marrying American broadcast journalist Shepard Smith. Shepard is 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 Donald 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 around the 1980s.

Virginia Donald was married to her college sweetheart, Shepard Smith
Picture: Virginia Donald was married to her college sweetheart, Shepard Smith.
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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 an issue between them. Donald filed for divorce after six years of nuptials, which was settled in 1993.

The news personality, Shepard Smith got separated from his wife, Virginia Donald in 1993.
Photo: The news personality, Shepard Smith, got separated from his wife, Virginia Donald, in 1993.
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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. Shepard said that he is in a love relationship with a long-time boyfriend named Giovanni Graziano.

Shepard Smith Came Out as a Gay in 2017
Photo: Shepard Smith is dating his boyfriend, Giovanni Graziano
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In one of the interviews, Smith declared,

"I have a longtime boyfriend and we’re as happy as we can be and we live a very normal life and go to dinner and go to games and see his family and see my family. It’s great for us. But I can’t imagine anyone else finding it interesting.''

The 56 aged Shepard and his other half Giovanni have been enjoying their love life since 2012. On the other hand, Donald has kept herself and her love life under the radar since the separation from Smith. It seems like Virginia is living a single life.

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. From there, she might have earned a decent amount of money.

As per some online tabloids, Virginia's net worth is estimated to be $250,000 as of early 2021, close to another celebrity wife, 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
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On the other hand, her former husband, Shephard, has an impressive worth of $25 million. 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 a $2 million fortune.

Since July 2020, Smith is working as a broadcast journalist for NBC News and CNBC. There, Shepards hosts the program The News with Shepard Smith. From there, he might be earning an impressive sum of wealth. 

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