Fox News’ bro-in-residence is divorcing his wife of nine years after she learned he was having an affair with a 25-year-old staffer at the conservative news network. The allegations that Jesse Watters, 39, was headed for divorce court after his wife, Noelle, learned of the affair, first appeared in the New York Daily News. Their report says that Watters wife filed for divorce in October 2017. The couple has two daughters together and had been living in Manhassett, New York, together.
DiGiovine and Watters made their relationship clear to the human resources department at Fox News, reports the Daily News. After that, DiGiovine, who had been working on Watters show, was transferred to Laura Ingraham’s The Ingraham Angle. A spokesperson for conservative network told the Daily News, “Within 24 hours of Jesse Watters voluntarily reporting to the Chief of Human Resources in November 2017 that he was in a consensual relationship with a woman on his staff, management met with both parties and a decision was made for the woman to be transferred to work on another program on the network where she currently remains.” The report adds that rumors that Watters and DiGiovine were a couple first spread when the pair shared photos on social media in the Caribbean at the same time.
Here’s what you need to know:
1. In Addition to Working at Fox News, DiGiovine Was an Aspiring Model
According to her LinkedIn page, DiGiovine was a fit model with MSA Models from July 2012 until 2014. DiGiovine is a graduate of Fairfield University where she studied journalism and was a member of the Fairfield University Dance Ensemble, graduating in 2014. During her time there, DiGiovine was the director of marketing at the school’s student association.
DiGiovine was formerly an intern at Showtime where she worked as an assistant to the vice president of corporate affairs and the vice president of entertainment. DiGiovine began working at Fox News in February 2015 as a production assistant with the show Stossel. In June 2016, DiGiovine began working for Watters on Watters World. Among her achievements listed while working on the show, “Field produced Presidential sit-down interview March 2017,” “Field produced Air Force One shoot with POTUS March 2017,” “Watters’ World White House liaison” and “Field produced Super Bowl, Trump National Golf Club with Eric Trump, Appalachia & Chicago South Side.”
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2. DiGiovine Was ‘Violated’ by a Trump Supporter at the January 2017 Inauguration & Said ‘It’s Fine, It Happens Often’
A Kinja story from January 2017 indicates that DiGiovine was “violated” by a Donald Trump supporter at the inauguration. As a producer, DiGiovine approached a group to interviewed by Jesse Watters saying, “We just want a gay man.” The piece continues, “As they were wrapping up the confrontation, a Trump-hat donning man in his late 30s walked by and stroked his hand across her face, neck and …read more