Vicki Gunvalson Bio, Age, Family, Husband, RHOC, Kitchen, New Role

Vicki Gunvalson Biography

Vicki Gunvalson (born: Victoria Steinmetz) is an American reality television personality and businesswoman.

She is 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. She is also the founder of Coto Insurance.

Vicki Gunvalson Age

Victoria Steinmetz was born on 27 March 1962 in Chicago, Illinois. She is 57 years old as of 2019.

Vicki Gunvalson Family

Victoria was born one of five children to Joanne Steinmetz and William J. Steinmetz. William owned a construction company and her mother Joanne was a housewife. Her father died in 1991 of Alzheimer’s disease.

Vicki Gunvalson Husband

Gunvalson married her first husband Michael J. Wolfsmith at the age of 21 and they had two children. The couple divorced when Vicki was 29 years old and she began part-time job at her father’s construction company.

Vicki Gunvalson Donn

Vicki got married to Donn Gunvalson in 1994 and  the couple later divorced in 2014.

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Vicki Gunvalson Engaged

Vicki is dating Steve Lodge, brother of radio personality Roger Lodge.

Vicki Gunvalson Daughter | Vicki Gunvalson Son

Vicki has two children with Michael, a daughter Briana Culberson (née Wolfsmith) and  son Michael Wolfsmith.

Vicki Gunvalson Insurance

Vicki  joined the health insurance business after her father’s death. She later founded Coto Insurance and Financial Services after regaining her insurance license in California.

Vicki Gunvalson Real Housewives

Vicki is best known for a starring role as a housewife in the Bravo reality television series The Real Housewives of Orange County. Housewife Kelly Dodd announced in November 2018 that she would not return to “The Real Housewives of Orange County” for season 14 with Gunvalson after Gunvalson accused Dodd of using cocaine.

In December 2018, Radar Online reported that Dodd would be returning to the series. Bravo released promos that did not include Gunvalson as a cast member on July 3, 2019.

It was revealed on 5 July 2019 that Gunvalson had been demoted to “a friend of the wives” ahead of Real Housewives of Orange County’s forthcoming season. Vicki spent nearly 14 years as the heralded “OG of the OC,” and was also the longest running continuous Housewife of any franchise airing.

She spoke out through her Instagram after the decision was made public revealing: “For the past 14 years I’ve opened up my life, my loves, my ups and downs on The Real Housewives of Orange County and I am proud to be the ‘OG of the OC. I am back again this season right in the middle of the action, and I hope you have as much fun watching the show as I did living it in front of the cameras. Stay tuned to Bravo August 6th for more of the Tres Amigas.”

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” returns Aug. 6 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Bravo.

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Vicki Gunvalson Kitchen

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Vicki Gunvalson Worth | Vicki Gunvalson Salary

According to an insider, Gunvalson previously received $60,000 per episode as a main cast on RHOC but since her role was changed, her salary was decreased to $20,000. Annually, she would receive $1.26 million but she will now receive $420,000. Her net worth is not yet revealed.

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Vicki Gunvalson New Role on The Real Housewives of Orange County

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Updated: 4 July 2019

“The Real Housewives of Orange County” fans learned on 3 July 2019  that one of the show’s most polarizing figures, Gunvalson, will be stepping back from the show a bit and will no longer be a main cast member when it starts its 14th season.

However, Gunvalson herself insists she’s not out of the picture entirely.

As she revealed on Instagram, Gunvalson — who has starred on “RHOC” since its 2006 premiere — will be “right in the middle of the action in a different role.”

On 3 July 2019, Bravo shared the first trailer for the new season and broke the news that Gunvalson, will appear in a “friend” role on the show. Tamra Judge, Shannon Storms Beador, Kelly Dodd, Gina Kirschenheiter and Emily Simpson are all set to return, joined by newcomer Braunwyn Windham-Burke.

Gunvalson got engaged to longtime beau Steve Lodge in April. The new season will highlight their romance, as well as Gunvalson’s continuing battles with Dodd. So it sounds like all the best bits are still very much in place!