Kimberly Guilfoyle is officially out at Fox News, with the network releasing a statement announcing its decision on Friday afternoon.
It was then confirmed an hour later, when The Five kicked off with Katie Pavlich filling in for Guilfoyle, who was not allowed to appear on one last program to say goodbye.
A source had previously told DailyMail.coim that Guilfoyle, 49, would not be appearing on the show, and in her place was Pavlich in a red dress and nude heels that were remarkably similar if not identical to ones previously word by her predecessor.
That look stood out even more due to the fact that the rest of the panels was dressed in dark blues and black.
Pavlich, 30, has appeared on The Five before, and is not replacing Guilfoyle at this time, with that decision still to be made by the network.
There was no acknowledgement of what had happened earlier in the day or mention of Guilfoyle at the top of the show on Friday.
And there was also no special attention paid to the fact that Pavlich was joining the group, which was also missing Dana Perino on Friday.
Guilfoyle has yet to piblkicly comment on what happened, and her Twitter bio still reads: ‘Co-Host of Fox News Channel- The Five at 5pm ET.’
She had been at the network for 12 years, and Thursday night will now be her last ever episode as host of The Five.
The network shared news of her departure with a statement that read: ‘FOX News has parted ways with Kimberly Guilfoyle.’
Huff Post had reported earlier in the day that three sources claimed Guilfoyle was not leaving the cable news network ‘voluntarily,’ and that her team was busy working out the details of her separation package on Friday.
Sources close to both Guilfoyle and her boyfriend Donald Trump Jr denied those claims at the time, saying it was her choice to exit Fox News and begin a new job at America First.
There has been complete silence from Guilfoyle herself and Don Jr.
Vanity Fair writer Gabirel Sherman first posted the news to Twitter on Friday, writing: ‘Per 3 sources briefed on matter, Don Jr’s girlfriend Kimberly Guilfoyle is leaving Fox News. More details TK.’
That was then followed by a post from John Santucci of ABC News that read: ‘Sources familiar with plan tell me Kimberly Guilfoyle expected to take a role with America First – super PAC that supports Trump agenda.’
The news that Guilfoyle would be leaving Fox News and taking a job with America First come four months after she started dating Donald Trump Jr.
Guilfoyle had long been one of Fox News’ most loyal and dedicated employees.
She was often one of the first and most vocal supporters of any co-worker or boss who is maligned in the press, having publicly gone to bat for both Roger Ailes and Bill O’Reilly at times when few supported the men.
Those two were eventually let go by the network, and with the departure of Megyn Kelly, Greta Van Susteren and Gretchen Carlson, Guilfoyle became one of the most senior female members of the Fox News family.
In the past few months however, she has been getting more and more press for her life outside the office thanks to her relationship with Don Jr.
It is a relationship that Guilfoyle believes could land her in the role of first lady, a position she has some experience in after her first husband Gavin Newsom served as mayor of San Francisco.
She said in an interview with Breitbart Radio that she believes Don Jr has a future in politics, and that she is so happy to have ‘finally got it right this time’ with her new boyfriend.
Guilfoyle called Don Jr ‘the number one up-and-coming political figure on the right,’ and said that he ‘is the base.’
‘He has a compelling political voice, he is incredibly bright. I have seen him at these different rallies,’ explained Guilfoyle.
‘He is a person that people can understand, he’s very approachable. He is very relatable with his background and his interests.’
Most importantly, Guilfoyle said, is the fact that Donald Jr is a man of the people.
‘He actually puts the time in and the effort to understand the base, because he is the base,’ said the Fox News host.
‘He gets out there and actually talks to the real people, the men and women who have been left behind in this country.’
There is a chance that Donald Trump Jr could in fact get himself on the ballot for the election this November.
The seventh district of New York, which encompasses parts of Brooklyn and Manhattan, has no Republican set to run in the race for a seat in the US House of Representatives.
The political calendar released by the New York State Board of Elections reveals that a vacancy can be filled in a race up until September 19, and since no Republicans ran in the primary that spot could be open for Don Jr.
And Guilfoyle is very good on the campaign trail, as Newsom learned almost 20 years ago when he won his race for mayor.
She continued to support him during his time in office too, with appearances on a number of high-profile progams.
In fact, her remarks about Donald Jr. were incredibly similar to ones she made back in 2004 about Newsom during an appearance on Charlie Rose.
‘He was very much interested in public service and had a keen mind just in term of the political issues of the time,’ said Guilfoyle.
‘I knew that he had the vision, the discipline and, as it turns out, the courage to be in politics and to do the right thing so I’m really happy it worked out.’
That interview quickly turned into a counseling session however, with the pair discussing their bi-coastal lifestyles and the fact that they barely saw one another due to their careers.
Two years later they were divorced.
Don Jr and his wife Vanessa are currently in the process of divorcing. The couple has five children, and Guilfoyle has an 11-year-old son from her second marriage to Eric Villency.
SOURCE: CHRIS SPARGO