Virginia Donald, an American socialite and television star who took birth in the year 1966, in Mississippi, USA, is conceivably most notorious for being the former wife of a FOX News broadcaster, Shepard Smith. Much of the mainstream fame and dignity that she has garnered over the years came as a result of her eventual marriage to Shepard in 1987.
Upbringing and Academic years
Virginia’s parents who were both professional teachers at a school brought her up in Mississippi. In regards to her academics, she has been to the same high school where her parents served as the teaching faculty. Thereafter, she pursued journalism and acting course from the University of Mississippi’s Meek School of Journalism and Acting and in 1988 she completed her diploma with a four-year certification in the aforementioned field.
Virginia Donald isn’t only recognized for being the spouse of a mainstream newscaster but also as a television and social media figure. She has served as a correspondent for quite a few years in the recent past and frequently works as a columnist for multiple journals and blogs in the United States. Moreover, she was also involved in the entertainment industry playing some auxiliary roles. However, her career in this field could not follow up the way she wanted it to take off. Additionally, she has garnered gargantuan fandom through social media platforms too.
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Marital Life with Shepard Smith
Virginia and Shepard knew each other from university days since they both were attending the same institute and were classmates. The duo began dating in 1986 and finally walked down the aisle to exchange vows in 1987. However, their marriage couldn’t last long since they chose to split after seven years of being together. In 1993 the couple legally separated. The underlying reason behind their divorce was not disclosed to the media, yet, it is assumed that Shepard’s extramarital relationship with Giovanni Graziano, his coworker at FOX News was the primary cause of their split. Also, in 2017 Shepard took it to social media and disclosed his sexual identity as gay which incited criticisms and backlash from some of its viewers.
Shepard Smith: An Introduction
Born on January 14, 1964, David Shepard Smith Jr. is a press correspondent for NBC News and CNBC based in the USA. There he works as the principal comprehensive newscaster and additionally, he is the anchor of “The News with Shepard Smith” a customary news program that commenced in the late 2020s. Besides this, his long service at the Fox News Channel for more than 2 decades makes him even more respectable and recognizable in his field.
Income Stream and Net Worth
Virginia Donald receives her primary source of income from working on ad campaigns, short TV commercials. Also, she has earned a considerable amount of wealth from her brief working period in the film industry. As of early 2020, her net worth is valued at 2 million dollars while her ex-husband Shepard owns a net worth of $25 million with $10 million as per year salary.