A former rock star whose marriage has fallen apart, he is also an owner of a fledging art gallery. Determined to give his children a quality education, he enrolled them at private day schools which lead him to bump heads more than once with his former flame, Lillian van der Woodsen. He got a divorce from his wife, Alison Humphrey who was having an affair with a man named Alex. He has difficulty, as a single parent, managing his growing children, in particular the strong-willed Jenny, and often enlists Lily's aid. Although he and Lily attempted to rekindle their old relationship prior to Lily's marriage, she ultimate chose to remain friends with Rufus and to marry Bart Bass. However after Bart's death, the pair rekindle their romance when they search for their son. In the last episode of season 2 Lily and Rufus became engaged and married in the fifth episode of season 3.
Rufus Humphrey Quotes
|Season 6 / Episode 8: - It's Really Complicated|
Rufus Humphrey: They kicked you out too, didn't they? I saw your piece on Serena. You let me off easy by comparison.
Dan Humphrey: All I did was tell the truth.
Rufus Humphrey: "Your" truth. Everybody has a version... a way of delivering it. It wouldn't have been my choice.
Dan Humphrey: Well, maybe that's why Lily doesn't respect you. Why she chose Bart Bass over you. Her money over you.
Rufus Humphrey: So is this how you become Bart Bass? You become just as cold, devious and evil as those Upper East Siders?
Dan Humphrey: I did what I had to do. Tonight, for the first time in my life, those rich people weren't looking "down" on me. They may have hated me. But I was one of them. Jenny, Vanessa, among others were right. In order to stand up to, face and defeat evil people, you have to become evil.
Rufus Humphrey: Congratulations... I guess. So now that you've achieved that, you can come back to Brooklyn.
Dan Humphrey: What I want isn't in Brooklyn. I'm only staying with you for now because we're still family. I have a plan. I've always had a plan this whole time... and it's working.
|Season 5 / Episode 21: - |
Rufus Humphrey: Apparently you had a dinner here tonight... so I read from a news feed about having your own sister arrested.
Lily Van Der Woodsen: Carol hurt this family with her scam with Ivy too badly for her to just get away with it. She had it comming for a long time.
Rufus Humphrey: You sound just like your mother.
Lily Van Der Woodsen: Well, I'll take that as a compliment. My mother would have done anything to preserve our family name in high society.
Rufus Humphrey: Right, and no matter what the actually consequences to actual family members. I'll bet you even paid off that nurse to testify against Ivy in court today so that she would lose her case. Now with Carol out of the picture, you are the sole heir to your mother's wealth and power. You manipulated everything to your own advantage after I bluntly told you not to.
Lily Van Der Woodsen: So what if I did? Wouldn't you do anything to protect your family?
Rufus Humphrey: No, I wouldn't. Not this low and underhanded way. I thought we'd grow old together, but if this is the person who you want to be... then I don't want to have anything to do with it.
Lily Van Der Woodsen: Rufus, are you saying you'd like a divorce? Because where exactly are you going to find some other wealthy Upper East Side woman to take care of you the way I have? Not to mention, I now have the money and resources to take everything away from you... including that loft in Brooklyn you love so much.
Rufus Humphrey: Spoken like a true Rhodes. The evil spirit of CeCe does live within you. You just made my decision for us to spend more time apart much easier.
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