Vicki Gunvalson might be a grandma — pardon us, glam-ma — now, but that doesn’t mean she’s slowing down anytime soon. The Real Housewives of Orange County star runs her own insurance business and is totally hands on with taking care of her newborn grandson, Troy.
As the only cast member to have stayed on since Season 1, Vicki is the oldest RHOC-er. (Andy Cohen didn’t dub her “The OG from the OC” for nothing.) But just how old is Vicki Gunvalson?
Vicki was born on March 27, 1962, making her 51 years old. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she and her family later moved to the small town of Palatine, Illinois. After graduating from high school, she stayed put to attend Harper College and married her first husband, Michael J. Wolfsmith, at the age of 21. The couple had two children together, Michael and Briana, and divorced after eight years of marriage.
In 1994, Vicki married her second husband, Donn Gunvalson. After moving to Orange County, she built up her own career by founding Coto Insurance and Financial Services, growing the company from a self-run business to employing multiple agents. She even has associates in Atlanta, Georgia and Bellevue, Washington. She joined The Real Housewives of Orange County in 2006, probably not expecting it would become the long-running phenomena that it is today.
While Vicki Gunvalson’s professional life flourished, her personal life didn’t fare as well. She and Donn renewed their vows on their 15th wedding anniversary in 2009, but Vicki filed for divorce a year later. She began dating Brooks Ayers following her split from Donn, and he’s become a polarizing figure on RHOC. Despite rumors that the two had broken things off for good, Vicki recently confirmed that she and Brooks are indeed officially back together.
Even though her friends and family have expressed their reservations about Brooks, who are we to begrudge Vicki a little happiness at the age of 51?