Vicki Gunvalson

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Vicki Gunvalson
Vicki Gunvalson 2009 cropped.jpg
Vicki Gunvalson in 2009
Born
Victoria L. Steinmetz

(1962-03-27) March 27, 1962 (age 57)
NationalityAmerican
OccupationTelevision personality, entrepreneur[1]
Known forThe Real Housewives of Orange County
Spouse(s)
  • Michael J. Wolfsmith
    (m. 1982; div. 1991)
  • Donn Gunvalson
    (m. 1994; div. 2014)
Partner(s)Steve Lodge (engaged)
Children2
Websitewww.vickigunvalson.com
Gunvalson pictured with Lynne Curtin, Tamra Judge, Jeana Keough, and Gretchen Rossi at the Virgin America OC Launch in 2009

Victoria Gunvalson (née Steinmetz; formerly Wolfsmith) (born March 27, 1962) is an American reality television personality and businesswoman best known for a starring role as a housewife in the Bravo reality television series The Real Housewives of Orange County since its first season.[1][2] She is the founder of Coto Insurance.[3]

Personal life[edit]

Gunvalson is one of five children. Her father owned a construction company and her mother was a housewife.[1] She married her first husband Michael J. Wolfsmith at the age of 21 and they had two children, Briana Culberson (née Wolfsmith) and Michael Wolfsmith.[4] At the age of 29, they divorced and she began a part-time job at her father's construction company.[1]

In 1991, after her father's death from Alzheimer's disease, she joined the health insurance business.[5] In 1994, she married Donn Gunvalson and founded Coto Insurance and Financial Services, after regaining her insurance license in California.[1][4] Vicki and Donn divorced in 2014. Vicki is engaged to Steve Lodge, brother of Roger Lodge.[6]

Controversy[edit]

In November 2018, Housewife Kelly Dodd announced she would not return to "The Real Housewives of Orange County" for season 14 with Gunvalson after Gunvalson accused Dodd of using cocaine.[7] In December 2018, Radar Online reported that Dodd would be returning to the series.[8] On July 3, 2019 Bravo released promos that did not include Gunvalson as a cast member. Page Six announced that Vicki Gunvalson had been demoted to a “friend” and would not be appearing as frequently on the series.[9]

Television credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Vicki Gunvalson Net Worth 2018 – How Much The RHOC is Worth". Gazette Review. 2017-05-30. Retrieved January 21, 2019.
  2. ^ Ravitz, Justin (April 4, 2012). "Vicki Gunvalson: Why I've Never Been Fired from Real Housewives of Orange County". Us Weekly. Wenner Media. Retrieved September 18, 2015.
  3. ^ "Our Team - COTO Insurance and Financial Services". COTO Insurance and Financial Services. Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  4. ^ a b "Bravolebrity Bio: Vicki Gunvalson". Bravo TV.
  5. ^ "Vicki Gunvalson". Coto Insurance and Financial Services, Inc.
  6. ^ "Vicki Gunvalson Gushes Over Her Longtime Boyfriend Steve Lodge — 'I Love You So Much'". OK! Magazine. 2018-10-08. Retrieved 2018-11-20.
  7. ^ Sarah Hearon (November 21, 2018). "Kelly Says She Won't Return to 'RHOC' With Vicki After Cocaine Allegations". MSN.
  8. ^ "Kelly Not Quitting 'RHOC' After Vicki's Cocaine Claims: Bravo 'Coaxing Her To Stay!'". Radar. 6 December 2018.
  9. ^ "Vicki Gunvalson returning to 'RHOC' in friend role". PageSix. July 2, 2019.

External links[edit]