Vicki Steinmetz Gunvalson (formerly Wolfsmith) was born March 27, 1962. Her hobbies include sewing, cooking, and gardening. She has been married twice, is the mother of two children, and grandmother to a baby boy, Troy William Culberson. Both her son and daughter, Michael and Briana Wolfsmith, are from her first marriage to Michael J. Wolfsmith. Gunvalson and her second husband Donn began divorce proceedings in 2011 after 16 years of marriage. Her current beau reportedly is California businessman Brooks Ayers. Born and raised near Chicago where her father owned a construction company, she is a graduate of William Fremd High School in Palatine, Illinois. Gunvalson lives in Coto de Caza, a gated community in Orange County, California. She has a brother named Bill as well as three sisters, Kathy, Kim, and Lisa.