UPDATE [7/20/18, 3:47 p.m. ET]:
In a statement emailed to IJR, Fox News said it ended its relationship with Guilfoyle. “FOX News has parted ways with Kimberly Guilfoyle,” the network said.
Kimberly Guilfoyle, “The Five” co-host who has often defended President Donald Trump, will reportedly leave the network to focus on helping Republicans in the 2018 midterm elections.
Donald Trump Jr.’s spokesman Andrew Surabian seemed to confirm the switch on Friday:
Having @kimguilfoyle on the trail campaigning with @DonaldJTrumpJr for Republicans this fall is a win for the entire GOP. Kim is one of the most influential voices in the #MAGA movement and knows how to light up a crowd. https://t.co/WIbS6PKK3P
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) July 20, 2018
“Having @kimguilfoyle on the trail campaigning with @DonaldJTrumpJr for Republicans this fall is a win for the entire GOP,” Surabian said.
As The Hill noted, it’s unclear when Guilfoyle will depart from the network. She will join Trump Jr. on the campaign trail and is expected to join pro-Trump nonprofit America First Politics.
IJR reached out to Fox News for comment but has not received a response. It’s unclear how the network will handle Guilfoyle’s departure after she spent over a decade there.
Amid rumors that Guilfoyle would replace former White House press secretary Sean Spicer last year, she signed a multi-year contract with the network. At the time, Fox News told IJR that the contract was a “long-term deal.”
“I’m excited to remain at Fox News Channel, a place I have called home for many years, and to continue my role as co-host of The Five,” she said at the time. That may have changed after Trump Jr.’s wife Vanessa filed for divorce.
As IJR previously noted, Trump Jr. confirmed his relationship with Guilfoyle during an event in Montana. “Just as everyone else thanks their significant others, I got to thank Kimberly for coming out here,” he said.
Earlier this month, Trump Jr. also posted photos of himself and Guilfoyle fishing:
Great time floating the Stillwater River yesterday in MT with @kimguilfoyle. It doesn’t get prettier than this. What a way to spend a weekend. #fishing #flyfishing #montana #mt #outdoors pic.twitter.com/72AxE2NrTF
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 24, 2018
“Great time floating the Stillwater River yesterday in MT with @kimguilfoyle. It doesn’t get prettier than this,” Trump Jr. said, alongside pictures of Guilfoyle.