Maureen McPhilmy or Maureen Elizabeth McPhilmy is an American public relation executive. She is widely recognized for being the ex-wife of the TV host Bill O’Reilly. O’Reilly also worked as a television host, author, and journalist for the CBS and ABC news network.
Maureen famously caught her husband Bill making out on a phone and that was not the extent of it as O’Riley flung towards her, dragged her down the stairs and physically tortured her. She then filed a lawsuit against Bill and the court dispute between them lasted three years. Let us now get to know more about Maureen and her life.
Caption: Maureen off to pick up her son from school.
Maureen McPhilmy: Early Years, Education and Career
Maureen McPhilmy was born in the year 1966 on May 11. She was born in the United States of America and is ethnically white. Not much is known about her early years and education. However, she did graduate from St. Peter’s School and has been working as a Public Relations Executive.
After completing her education, Maureen began working as a waitress in a restaurant. She is 1992 found her passion for work in public relations and became an executive chef. McPhilmy then became responsible for the promotion, management, and maintenance of the public’s view of companies, individuals, services and products.
Maureen McPhilmy: Personal Life, Divorce
Maureen is more known for her failed marriage with the controversial “FOX News”(also see: Porscha Coleman) host Bill O’Reilly. The two met while working for a show, “A Current Affair” in 1992. Bill was the host and Maureen played her part as a public relations executive. Later their relationship changed from colleagues when they started dating each other.
The couple did have a romantic affair for a while which later made headlines as the couple got married on 2nd of November, 1996, at St. Brigid Parish, Westbury, UK. They have two children, Madeline and Spencer.
Caption: The Divorced Couple.
2010 saw a dramatic turn of events for Maureen and O’Reilly as they decided to split. The sole reason for the divorce was abusive nature of Bill towards Maureen. This did not happen just once but frequently and once their daughter Madeline was the witness.
The case went to the court where Maureen testified against Bill for harassing her physically whereas Bill accused her of being unfaithful and having many affairs. The case went on for three longs years but finally, Maureen was given the sole custody of her kids.
Maureen McPhilmy: New Marriage
Caption: Maureen’s new husband, Detective Jeffery Gross.
Maureen and her ex-husband went separate ways in the year 2010 and officially split in 2011. After that period, due to the trauma she had to put up with, Maureen decided to move on. She is now married to the county police detective and a widower Jeffery Gross. He has two kids from his last marriage and now the new couple has four children to raise.
Maureen McPhilmy: Net Worth
Even though her career, for the most part, remained under the shadows of the columnist, O’Reilly, she still did manage to be a successful PR Executive. Her work did comprise of enormous fame and is believed to have a good net worth. Her ex-husband Bill did have an astounding net worth of almost $85 million and Maureen did receive a lot of that money as her divorce alimony.
Maureen now seems to be living a happy life with her new husband and 4 children. She has had a new start and is moving on from what she had to go through and we wish her all the luck.