Vicki Gunvalson… Bio and Links

Vicki Gunvalson

Date Of Birth:  March 27, 1962


Born March 27, 1962, Vicki Gunvalson is a self-made businesswoman and Coto de Caza resident who appears as one of the original cast members of The Real Housewives of Orange County. Driven by money and success, she owns a booming life insurance business, which is also featured on the Bravo docu-series. 

At present, Vicki is married to her second husband Donn Gunvalson, who is an executive at a shipping company. She has two children – Michael, now 22, who attends the University of Colorado, Boulder and Briana, now 21, who is in nursing school.

Vicki is often perceived as a dominant force in her family, even admitting herself to having control issues but maintains it is this very characteristic that has brought about her success and desired lavish lifestyle. In the third season of The Real Housewives of Orange County, however, she and her husband had to purchase a smaller home in Coto with the goal to downsize and simplify their lives.

Still, The Real Housewives of Orange County repeatedly depicts Vickie associating financial success and material possessions with personal triumph just like when she explained that she divorced her first husband because he could not provide the lifestyle she wanted.


December 8, 2010:

Vicki is one of the original “Real Housewives.”  The self-employed insurance agent has seen her business multiply, and now has 498 agents working for her. She still lives in Coto de Caza, but now operates out of her office in Rancho Santa Margarita.

Personal life

Vicki has two grown children – Michael, 22, and Briana, 21. Michael graduates from the University of Colorado at Boulder next month, and Briana is finishing nursing school. Michael is considering entering Vicki’s financial and insurance world, while Briana is looking toward the military to continue her nursing work.

“My business has grown to a level that it never would have been able to without the show,” said Vicki, 46. “It’s a huge success. I feel blessed and I’m happy and life is full right now.” Meanwhile, Vicki has patched things up with her second husband, Don Gunvalson. Last season, their relationship was strained by her hectic lifestyle and she entertained some thoughts on camera about being single again.

“Don is a patient man,” she said. “I don’t give him a lot of attention, and every man needs that. He loves me. He’s just a good person, and I’m really blessed to have him.” During season four, Vicki will continue to pursue a very busy schedule, filled with travel and business deals on her laptop and hand-held digital devices when she’s supposed to be relaxing. She is seriously considering buying a $1 million yacht, but that would mean selling the Lake Havasu house that some family members cherish.

Vicki generally feels that the show has been a godsend. But she does have one regret.”Sometimes I wish I didn’t expose my marriage issues as much as I do,” she said. “I was caught in the moment. I should have left that a little bit more private.”

On December 7, 2009, Vicki’s autobiograpy, More Than Housewife, was published. The book describes her struggles and accomplishments in life that has helped her become the person she is today.

She also has a DVD Internet Life Insurance Selling Made Easy that provides tips on how be successful.

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Interview November 2007:



5 comments on “Vicki Gunvalson… Bio and Links

  1. PTSD!!!! I and you have no clue what he’s been through. So for you to say “military” doesn’t have any merit. I’m a wife of a vet and I have stuck by him through everything. And how Ryan was, isn’t anything American citizens should be harping on, as they don’t know if its something war related, or a personal and prior behavior (to war). P. S. I grew up in a very prestigious part of Orange County up until 7 years ago when I moved to a very military populous area of the country. I went from money to nothing. And when it came to nothing, I had a child and parents who would have given me more than enough money, but I chose to not accept their money and make my own success (on my own and for my son). I DID IT! And through this I met an amazing father/husband/vet who has opened my mind to the fact of “why we are free” and it takes our vets to be our PROTECTORS and our loved ones (it should be ALL CITIZENS) to be their PROTECTORS and SUPPORTERS THROUGH EVERYTHING. THEY OFFERED THEIR LIVES FOR EACH AND EVERYONE ONE OF US. THEY DESERVE EVERY BIT OF LOVE, SUPPORT, PATIENCE, AND SUPERLATIVE THAT ALINES WITH HONOR, PATRIOTISM, AND LOYALTY.


  2. I just simply cannot stomach you as a person, you may have money and fucking fake brooks but people are laughing at you because you are an idiot. You meet new women and hate them because you are insecure and you should be your over weight and your face looks like worn leather, get a grip and stop being such a fake bitch. You are pathetic, you look down on everyone but jerk off look inside yourself and see what a fucking complete mess you are. Who gives a fuck about you’re money it can’t buy you a better personality or face . Really do you think people watch and like you, you are an ASSHOLE and you are rude and just pathetic. Your buddy Tamara is your twin you are both fake fucking assholes get real and get a better life because as much as you think you are so fabulous in reality of us watching you suck as a person and no money can fix that miss piggy


  3. love u vickers & brooks too. marry brooks, f everybody & stay in mexico u can work from yo love nest. brooks is the man. meanwhile i hate the spic dizzy lizzy UGLY & scary


  4. Vicki is very fake, and does not know how to be a true / real friend to anyone. Also I think she has gone way to far with the botox or face injections. Brooks is creepy and I do not blame BreAnna for not wanting to be around him and I hope she stays thinking that way and keep her child away from that creepy guy. Breanna seems to have better judgment then her mother.


  5. The UGLIEST, MEANEST, NASTIEST HOUSEWIFE EVERRRRRRRR! Thank God Don ran as fast as he could! Her equally UGLY daughter does NOT want her around or her son….thank God they have brains! The show needs to get rid of her!


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