- Donn Gusvalson is a TV personality and ex-husband of reality TV star Victoria Gunvalson
- The Illinois State University graduate started an insurance company with his wife before his wife left him for another man
- He was diagnosed with prostate cancer
Donn Gunvalson is making a name for himself as a triumphant businessman and a TV personality known for featuring The Real Housewives of Orange County (2007-2012). He is the ex-husband of reality star Vicki Gunvalson and co-founder of Coto Insurance and Finacial Service Inc.
Gunvalson is also a director of sourcing commodities at White Cap Construction Supply. Here are all the other interesting details to know about him.
Who is Vicki Gunvalson’s Ex-Husband?
Donn Gunvalson is a businessman and reality TV star. He was born on June 4, 1952, and is about 9 years older than Vicki who was born on March 27, 1962.
He attended Rockford East High School from 1969 to 1971 before heading to Illinois State University from 1971 to 1975. There, he obtained a Bachelor of Science in Business.
What to Know About His Career
Donn has been involved in different careers. While he was married to Vicki, the former couple was recorded to have started a company, Coto Insurance and Financial Services Inc, which offers life insurance, retirement planning, and real estate plan services.
His career has extended over the years and he moved on to become the Director of Sourcing-Commodities at White Cap Construction Supply – a company that provides several chemicals, equipment, and building materials.
From 2006 to 2012, he appeared in over 86 episodes of The Real Housewives of Orange County – a series that looks at five families living in protected Southern California and the real-life housewives who reside in wealthy communities.
All About Donn Gusvalson’s Love Life with Vicki
In 1994 when Vicki was 32, she became married to Donn. The marriage ended in divorce in 2014 after 20 years.
Prior to that, Donn’s ex-wife was married to Michael J. Wolfsmith when she was 21. The marriage produced two children – a boy named Michael Wolfsmith in 1986 and a daughter, Briana Culberson in 1987.
About 9 years after they were married, the marriage ended in a divorce.
Why Donn Gunvalson Divorced His Ex-wife
Vicki was said to have cheated on Donn with a healthcare practitioner Brooks Ayers and it was because of the former that she divorced her ex. Vicki revealed that leaving Donn for Ayers is her greatest regret in a relationship.
Vicki and Ayers’ relationship did not last long before it started sinking. One of the known issues in the relationship was that Ayers forged medical documents from a cancer hospital.
The documents claimed that he was a cancer patient. However, Vicki later realized that the ailment claims were false. Although Ayers claimed that the documents were fake, he was indeed diagnosed with cancer.
Following their split, Donn’s ex filed a lawsuit against Brooks in 2019 over a claim that he owed her $184,899 in unpaid loans in 2011.
Afterward, Vicki started dating Steve Lodge and the pair was engaged in 2019. Nonetheless, the relationship ended and Lodge was later engaged to Orange County Educator.
In all of these, Donn had managed to keep his love life private.
What is Gusvalson’s Net Worth?
The reality TV star’s net worth is estimated at $500,000. He has earned from different sources such as business, a reality TV show that lasted about 7 years, and, and his place as a director in a company.
While his exact earning from all of these careers, it is reported that reality stars can earn anything from $1,000 per episode.
He Was Diagnosed with Cancer
In the early 2000s and after his ex-wife filed for divorce in 2010, it was revealed by Vicki’s son Michael that Donn was battling prostate cancer.
The news was supposed to be broken by Vicki before Michael let it out.
Although the former couple was going through a divorce at the time he was diagnosed, the ailment caused Vicki to be upset. In any case, there is barely anything revealed about his state of health at the time of this writing.
Also, Donn has stayed out of the spotlight since his divorce and not much is known about his whereabouts.