The drama between Maureen McPhilmy and her ex-husband, the disgraced Fox host Bill O’Reilly, seems never-ending, as new details and twists and turns about their divorce keep coming up. The allegations of domestic violence against O’Reilly, his habit of sexually abusing his co-workers, and McPhilmy’s alleged extramarital affair were all major points of discussion during the divorce, which took place in 2011.
All of this has helped to put McPhilmy in the spotlight more and many Americans want to know more about their lives. Follow us as we try to reveal facts about O’Reilly’s ex-wife, to whom she is now married.
Maureen McPhilmy Bio
Maureen E. McPhilmy was born on 11 May 1966 in the United States of America. Not much is known about McPhilmy’s early life, upbringing, and educational background. However, it is known that she works as a public relations manager.
Maureen McPhilmy Married/Husband
McPhilmy met the famous conservative commentator Bill O’Reilly in 1992, and after four years of dating, they were married on November 2, 1996, in the St. Brigid Parish of Westbury, New York. Their marriage produced two children, a daughter named Madeline, born in 1998, and a son named Spencer, born in 2003.
The couple lived happily (or did they?) until 2008 when their marriage began to suffer from O’Reilly’s habit of sexually harassing his employees. One has to think that their marriage had already lost its spice when O’Reilly began to settle sexual harassment lawsuits in 2004 – at least that’s the date available to the media, the former host of the O’Reilly Factor may have harassed women behind McPhilmy’s back long before that…
McPhilmy’s grounds for divorce were infidelity, domestic and emotional abuse. But O’Reilly did not go down without a fight. After the divorce, there was a nasty custody battle in which McPhilmy claimed that O’Reilly once grabbed her by the neck and dragged her down the stairs after she caught him half-naked having phone sex.
Her daughter confirmed to a medical examiner that she saw her father grab her mother by the neck and drag her down the stairs. O’Reilly flatly denied the allegations and called them 100% false. Nevertheless, McPhilmy won sole custody of her two children.
Relationship with Jeffrey Gross
Maureen McPhilmy’s relationship with Jeffrey Gross is controversial. After her separation from O’Reilly in 2010, McPhilmy began working with Gross, a detective with the Nassau County Police Department.
Their relationship apparently angered O’Reilly, who allegedly opened an investigation against Gross and also filed a lawsuit against McPhilmy, as she allegedly got him to accept a friendly divorce so that she could use the divorce payout to finance her extramarital affair with the detective Jeffrey Gross, to whom she is now married.
O’Reilly even went so far as to use his power in the Catholic Church to prohibit his wife of 15 years from receiving communion. He reportedly told the church that his ex-wife received communion, which is not right since she was divorced and remarried, and he even told her children that their second marriage was right in the eyes of God. Consequently, McPhilly received a reprimand from the church.
Amidst all the drama, McPhilly’s second husband Jeff Gross kept silent. Gross, who was described by sources as a good cop, is a widower. His first wife Kathleen McBride lost her life in 2006 from cervical cancer. She was 41 years old.
McBride and Gross had two children together. The children are expected to be in their teenage years from 2016. Gross’s late wife was a model and actress. Some of her film auditions include the 1988 film Cocktail, starring Tom Cruise. McBride only had a small role in the film.
McPhilmy and Gross now lead a happy married life while raising their 4 mixed children together.