FOX News host Kimberly Guilfoyle will leave the network, a spokesperson for the channel confirmed to TheWrap on Friday.
“FOX News has parted ways with Kimberly Guilfoyle,” read a statement.
Guilfoyle, a popular co-host of “The Five,” is in an increasingly serious relationship with President Donald Trump’s son, Don Jr., which raised questions about whether she could cover politics for the network without the appearance of bias. When asked if she will be on “The Five” on Friday night, Fox News confirmed she will not be back on the program to say goodbye and Katie Pavlich will be filling in this evening.
The network would not comment on anything further regarding a potential full-time replacement.
“Look, they seem to be a cute couple and I love a good love story. But doesn’t this radically affect her day job?” CNN media reporter Brian Stelter said on an episode of “Reliable Sources” earlier this month.
“How can any of her colleagues criticize Trump when the president’s son’s girlfriend is sitting right there at the table? Doesn’t this complicate the entire network’s coverage of the Trump family?” he added.
Don Jr. filed for divorce from his wife of 13 years, Vanessa, in April. Guilfoyle, who is several years older than Don Jr., had previously been romantically linked to former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci.
Though Fox News was slow to provide an official confirmation, news of the departure began to leak out early Friday morning. Gabe Sherman was the first with the news, while Yashar Ali published a piece for the Huffington Post citing source who told him Guilfoyle had been forced out and had left unhappily.