Bitter Gumbel Divorce Battle Ends

ByABC News

August 22, 2001 -- ( — The bitter, highly publicized divorce between Bryant Gumbel and his wife is over, ending a four-year dispute that included charges that the Early Show host cheated with a series of mistresses.

June Gumbel contended that the $5 million-a-year television star had left her destitute. But both sides were subdued at the Westchester County courtroom in New York on Tuesday.

Details of the agreement were sealed. The New York Post reported that June got the couple's Upper East Side apartment and Westchester estate, in addition to 50 percent of her ex's estimated $20 million worth.

June had accused Bryant of being a "serial adulterer" for much of their marriage. However, the final straw was when he moved in with 41-year-old Hilary Quinlan, who's been described as a "leggy blonde."

"Mrs. Gumbel was satisfied that this part of her life is over and she can go on without the concerns she had before," her attorney, Barry Slotnick, told The Associated Press. "It was sometimes a bitter process, but she's happy and satisfied."

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