Virginia Donald is a part-time columnist and television personality. She first gained media attention after her relationship with NBC broadcaster, Shepard Smith. He became a household name after his stint on Fox News.
On her part, Virginia also enjoyed a marginally successful career on television. A look at her bio reveals that she has appeared in several minor roles to date.
Moreover, Virginia has also written for several American publications. Other than that, Donald is also quite popular on social media. Here is all you need to know about Shepard Smith’s ex-wife, Virginia Donald.
Age, D.O.B, Early Life.
Virginia Donald was born in 1966 in Mississippi, and as we write, she is 55 years old. Her parents raised her, who were both teachers by profession in their hometown. Interestingly, Virginia would go on to enroll in the same school when she was older.
Upon graduating, Virginia joined the University of Mississippi, where, she got the chance to learn at the institution’s Meek School of Journalism and Acting. By 1988, Donald was leaving the university with a BA in journalism and acting.
Her Marriage, Divorce to Shepard Smith.
Virginia and Shepard first met while they were both journalism students at the University of Mississippi. It is widely reported that Virginia developed the original crush, and pursued Shepard.
They started dating shortly after and stuck together all throughout college. Shepard finally popped the question in 1987, and they tied the knot the very same year. The marriage was rocky, right from the get-go. At the time, there were rumors going around that Shepard was questioning his sexuality.
The two stayed together for six years before they got divorced in 1993. Sources say that infidelity on Shepard’s part was one of the major reasons for their split. It was rumored that he had an affair with Giovanni Graziano, who was his co-worker at Fox News. Interestingly, Virginia’s ex-husband Shepard came out as gay back in 2017.
Her Height and Measurement.
Virginia stands at a modest 1.63 meters tall (5 ft 4 inches). Moreover, she weighs about 59 kgs. Another distinctive feature that Shepard Smith’s ex-wife Virginia has is her dark brown hair.