Vicki Gunvalson Biography

Updated On Feb 13, 2019 Published On Oct 29, 2015
Facts of Vicki Gunvalson
Date of Birth: 1962 , March-27
Birth Nation: United States
Height: 5 Feet 7 Inch
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Television personality Vicki Gunvalson is one of the main casts of The Real Housewives of Orange County. She has been portraying her role as housewife since the start of this television series.

Childhood, Age, & Education

Vicki Gunvalson was born on March 27, 1962, in a middle-class family in Chicago, Illinois, the United States of America, to parents of American descent. She is an American and is of white ethnicity.

She is the 5th child to her parents. Her other four siblings, Kathy Moloney, Lisa Bussenger, Kim Steinmetz, William Steinmetz, are also renowned personalities.

What is her age?

Born on March 27, 1962, Vicki is 56 years old, as of 2019.

Vicki Gunvalson Husband & Children

56 years old Vicki is married twice, however, none of her marriages proved to be successful and ended in a divorce.

First husband Michael J. Wolfsmith 

Vicki was first married to husband Michael J. Wolfsmith when she was just 21 years of age. They got married in 1981, but eventually got a divorce in 1991. At the time of her divorce, she was 29 years old.

With Michael, she is the mother to two children, Briana Culberson (née Wolfsmith) and Michael Wolfsmith.

Vicki's Daughter Briana Culberson is a TV Personality

The daughter of Vicki, Briana is also a renowned TV personality. In fact, The Real Housewives of Orange County's audiance have seen her grow as a child. 

Born on April 8, 1987, Briana has often been on the news for various reasons. She was in the news because of the health issues that also includes her diagnosis with lupus, which she revealed during the RHOC Season 11 reunion in 2016.

Well, lately, she is free from all sorts of health issues and is living a pretty happy life.

Marriage & Divorce With Second husband Donn Gunvalson

Shortly after her divorce with Michael, she tied the knot with Donn Gunvalson. They reportedly got married in 1994, however, their marriage soon turned sour, and they got a divorce in 2014.

With him, she also established Coto Insurance and Financial Services, shortly after she reacquired her insurance license in California. 

Boyfriend & Love Affairs

Apart from her marital relationships, she has also been in a few love affairs. As of 2019, she is dating her boyfriend Roger Lodge, but previously, she dated Brooks Ayers.

Relationship with ex-boyfriend Brooks Ayers

Following her divorce with Donn, Vicki was in a romantic relationship with her boyfriend Brooks Ayers, an American businessperson.

The couple parted way after Brooks claimed that Vicki was guilty of fabricating legal medical documents. 

Well, after her split with Brooks, she came up to open up about her relationship with him, she told Us Weekly in December. 

I’m so ready for marriage, I’m a marriage girl, Lodge knew what he was getting into early on with Gunvalson. “I told him from the very beginning, if you don’t want to get married, then don’t waste your time with me because I love being married

Currently Dating Steve Lodge

Vicki is currently dating Steve Lodge

As of 2019, Vicki is in a romantic relationship with Steve Lodge, brother of Roger Lodge, who is an American Game Show host.

The duo made their first post together on their Instagram on December 12. Check it out.

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The happiest place on earth is @disneyland and with this guy @stevelodge_oc #holidays #missingmytroy&owen #disney

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The couple seems pretty happy together and may get married soon. 

Vicki Gunvalson Net Worth

As of 2019, Vicki has a net worth of around $8 million. Likewise, as the cast member of The Real Housewives of Orange County, she receives a salary of around $500 thousand per each season.

Similarly, back in 2017, her total assets were estimated to be worth $7 million.

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Born in Chicago, Illinois

March 27 , 1962

Vicki Gunvalson was from the middle class family born in Chicago, Illinois, United States of America to parents of American descent. She is an American and is of white ethnicity. She is a tall woman and is of five feet and seven inch tall. 

Began her acting career


She began her acting career since 2005. She made her acting debut from the television series, Dr. Phil. Besides this television she has appeared in more than four television shows. She has also appeared in the Watch What Happens: Live.

Rose to prominence


It didn't take her long to finally earn her name and fame as an actress. Television personality, Vicki Gunvalson is one of the main casts of The Real Housewives of Orange County. She has been portraying her role as housewife since the start of this television series.

Married to Michael J Wolfsmith


Michael J. Wolfsmith was her first husband. In 1982, she got married for the first time in her life. They remained together for about one decade and finally dissolved her married life with him. The actual reason for her divorce was unknown. 

Married to Donn Gunvalson


After a year, she got divorced with her first husband; she became romantically linked with Donn Gunvalson. And at that time news also came out that this was the main reason for her divorce with Michael J. Wolfsmith. She got married to Donn Gunvalson in July 1994. 

Divorced with Donn Gunvalson


She also got divorced for the second time in her life. Her two decades of married life also came to an end in 2014. She didn't have any children from this married life though. She had tragic ending of her love life in 2014. 

Began dating Brooks Ayers


It seems like her extra marital affairs with Brooks Ayers dissolved her two decades of married life with Donn Gunvalson. Soon after she got divorced with Donn Gunvalson, she was seen having romantic love affairs with Brooks Ayers. He is a great businessperson.