Gayle King recalls finding her husband in bed with another woman

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Gayle King Opens Up About Cheating Ex-Husband

Gayle King got real in a recent interview in Vanity Fair, recalling the exact moment that she discovered her husband was cheating on her with another woman.

The "CBS This Morning" co-host answered the Proust Questionnaire for the newest issue of the magazine, and when asked "which living person do you most despise?" King had a frank answer.

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"'Despise' is a strong word," she wrote. "I'm not a huge fan of the woman I caught naked with my now ex-husband on June 24, 1990, at 9:16 p.m. -- but I don't remember the details."

King divorced her husband, William Bumpus, back in 1993 after 11 years of marriage.

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NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 02: Gayle King attends the 2016 ESSENCE Festival presented By Coca-Cola at Ernest N. Morial Convention Center on July 2, 2016 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images for 2016 Essence Festival)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: Gayle King attends the premiere of EPIX original documentary 'Serena' at SVA Theater on June 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Andrew Toth/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 13: Gayle King (L) and Tennis Player Serena Williams speak onstage during the EPIX New York Premiere of 'Serena' on June 13, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Monica Schipper/Getty Images for EPIX)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 24: Gayle King attends the 2016 Gordon Parks Foundation Awards Dinner at Cipriani 42nd Street on May 24, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 21: Gayle King (R) poses for a selfie with Cory Nieves during Harlem EatUp!: The Saturday Stroll at Morningside Park on May 21, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by D Dipasupil/Getty Images for Harlem EatUp!)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 19: TV personality Gayle King and HBO Documentary Films President Sheila Nevins attend a conversation with HBO's Sheila Nevins at the HBO Screening Room on May 19, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Thos Robinson/Getty Images for Peabody)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 17: Television personality Gayle King enters a Midtown Manhattan hotel on May 17, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Ray Tamarra/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 16: Gayle King and Angie Martinez arrive to discuss her new book 'Voice Of New York' at Barnes & Noble Union Square on May 16, 2016 in New York, New York. (Photo by Steve Mack/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MAY 09: Gayle King and Oprah Winfrey attend The Robin Hood Foundation's 2016 Benefit at Jacob Javitz Center on May 9, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 07: Gayle King attends the Delta Dental Celebrity Green Room during the 142nd Kentucky Derby at Churchill Downs on May 7, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for Delta Dental)
LOUISVILLE, KY - MAY 06: Gayle King attends the Barnstable Brown House on May 6, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo by Stephen J. Cohen/WireImage)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 30: Gayle King attends the 102nd White House Correspondents' Association Dinner on April 30, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 29: Gayle King attends the Google/HBO celebration of 'All The Way' during White House Correspondents' weekend at the Renwick Gallery on April 29, 2016 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Google)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 26: TV Personality Gayle King attends the 2016 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 26, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mark Sagliocco/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 20: Lucy Kaylan and Gayle King attend Tribeca Tune In: 'Greenleaf' Screening during 2016 Tribeca Film Festival at John Zuccotti Theater at BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center on April 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Gilbert Carrasquillo/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 14: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Gayle King poses for a portrait during the Juror Welcome Lunch at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival on April 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images)
NEW YORK - APRIL 13: 'CBS This Morning' Co-Hosts Norah O'Donnell, Charlie Rose and Gayle King and Executive Producer Ryan Kadro on the set of America's fastest growing morning news program. (Photo by John Paul Filo/CBS via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Gayle King attends the 2016 Dress For Success Give Confidence, Hope & Style Gala at Grand Hyatt New York on April 7, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Daniel Zuchnik/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 06: Gayle King is seen in Midtown on April 6, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 04: Gayle King attends the 'Nothing Left Unsaid' premiere at Time Warner Center on April 4, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 20: TV personality Gayle King attends the 'Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice' New York premiere at Radio City Music Hall on March 20, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 14: Gayle King attends the 'Everything Is Copy Nora Ephron: Scripted & Unscripted' sc at The Museum screening at Museum of Modern Art on March 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Donna Ward/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 18: Co-anchor of CBS This Morning, Gayle King (L) and CEO of Absolut Elyx Jonas Tahlin attend as Harvey Weinstein hosts a celebration for Forest Whitaker in Eugene O'Neill's 'Hughie' at Elyx House NYC on February 18, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - FEBRUARY 02: TV personality Gayle King attends L. A. Reid in conversation with Gayle King with special guest Meghan Trainor at 92Y on February 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)
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The bombshell answer immediately made headlines for the TV personality, who went on describe her current state of mind as "genuinely happy."

She also noted that she hasn't met the love of her life yet and the qualities she most likes in a man are "a tie between height and depth." A good sense of humor is also a must for her.

Read all of Gayle King's answers here.

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