Karen Kilgariff's Ex-husband Might Have Been Her Co-worker from the Ellen DeGeneres Show
American writer and comedian Karen Kilgariff, best known for hosting the popular podcast My Favorite Murder, has been extremely private about her romantic relationships.
The co-author of 'Stay Sexy and Don't Get Murdered' has been vocal about various aspects of her life, including her past body-image issues and addiction to drugs and alcohol. Yet, she has never opened up about her love entanglements.
Her fans know she is a divorcee but are oblivious to the details surrounding her failed marriage, wondering who she was married to.
Kilgariff Hinted About Her Divorce
It is unclear exactly when the podcast host got married or how long her marriage lasted, but her divorce happened circa 2013. In November 2013, she hinted about her divorce in a tweet where she joked that a person’s car gets repossessed when going through divorce proceedings.
If you get a divorce, they recall your Subaru. — Karen Kilgariff (@KarenKilgariff) November 14, 2013
The writer hardly ever spoke about her divorce ever since then.
That was, however, until July 2018, when she tweeted that “glamp all you want you’re still getting divorced” should be the conclusion to every glamping article. It might be reading a bit too much into it, but the tweet had a slight sign that she used to go glamping (short for glamorous camping) with her ex-husband.
the final line of any article about glamping should be “glamp all you want you’re still getting divorced.” — Karen Kilgariff (@KarenKilgariff) July 30, 2018
Ex-husband Might Be a Co-worker
It has been uncovered that the writer's ex-husband was a man named Peter S. Thompson.
It became clear after the divorce case filing from January 2013 surfaced out. The case was registered by a man named Peter S Thompson in the jurisdiction of LA County.
Looking through Kilgraff’s professional relationships, a connection could be drawn with the man; he worked as a camera operator in The Ellen DeGeneres Show from 2006 to 2008.
Fans of My Favorite Murder know that there was a time when the American writer was quite close to Ellen and performed opening acts for Ellen’s stand-up shows in the early 2000s.
She also wrote materials for Ellen’s Stand-up comedy routine Ellen DeGeneres: Here and Now. Later, she was hired as a head writer for The Ellen DeGeneres Show, where she worked from 2006 to 2007 — the same time as when Mr. Thompson was a camera operator.
Thus, it seems plausible to conclude that the cinematographer is the podcaster's ex-husband.
A look through Peter's Instagram reveals he is married to a woman named Nikki S. Thompson with whom he shares two baby boys:
That being said, Kilgariff is seemingly still single, but she was busy with a gorgeous Mid-century Ranch House in LA, so it’s all good.
Left The Ellen DeGeneres Show On Bad Terms
Interestingly, the writer had a fallout with Ellen DeGeneres over an incident during a writers' strike in 2007. Ellen fired her when she refused to cross the picket line during the strike and never spoke to her again.
The incident — which wasn’t given much thought to by the public when it happened — resurfaced in March 2020. Ellen’s employees launched a flurry of anecdotal allegations against her for actually being a very mean person, contrary to how she portrayed herself on screen.
Karen Kilgariff was her head writer for 5 years until the writers' strike. When Karen wouldn't cross the picket line she was fired and Ellen never spoke to her again. — J. Fisher (@elpez3) March 20, 2020
A year after Kilgariff's departure, Peter also left the show.