|Age/Date of Birth:||39 years old (31 October 1981)|
|Height:||5 feet 2 inches (157 cm)|
|Wife or Girlfriend:||Luke Harding (m. 2013)|
|Net Worth:||$4 million|
Designer extraordinaire, charismatic TV host, savvy businesswoman, wife, and mom; these are just a few of the hats that Alison Victoria expertly juggles. This beautiful lady crashes kitchens for a living and does it in such an interesting manner that millions of viewers tune in to watch her each week. Victoria has thus far received several awards for her work. She has also extended her tentacles to the restoration of historic buildings. Her success on TV has made many become curious about what happens in her life when the cameras are down.
Victoria Was Once Married To Luke Harding
Victoria was once a Mrs when she married an insurance agent named Luke Harding. Surprisingly enough, the famed interior designer first met Luke on an online dating site in 2011. They embarked on a date and found out that they synched well. The pair subsequently commenced a relationship and got engaged in 2013.
Recalling how it all went down, Victoria stated thus “Luke proposed during our midnight picnic and said he wanted to wait for this night because it was his parents’ 34th wedding anniversary, and their marriage was something he wanted with me.” Victoria and Luke tied the knot in 2013. Their marriage produced a daughter whose name has been withheld from the media. The pair lived an enviable family life before it all came crashing down.
What Caused Her Divorce From Luke Harding and Who Is She Dating Now?
This has been the question on the minds of everyone who is a fan of the TV personality. Her split from her ex-husband Harding was so quietly done that in 2019, some reputable online publications still thought that she was married to Harding, but that is clearly not the case.
The first time it surfaced in the media that Victoria was no longer with Harding was in late 2020 when People wrote an article on her separation from her co-star and business partner Donovan Eckhardt who was fondly referred to as her “work husband” (P.S they were just business partners and never married in real life).
As People reported, the split was as a result of Eckhardt cheating her out of the profits of their business. The article gave a hint on Victoria’s new marital status when it revealed that she got through the rough patch in her business with help from her “longtime boyfriend” Michael Marks. While this publication was made in 2020, describing Victoria’s new boyfriend as “longtime” means that her marriage to Harding had long been over.
A separate publication by Chicago Tribune also revealed that Alison and her boyfriend Michael Marks has been together no later than 2017, the year the publication says they bought a piece of land in Bucktown for $660,000 on which they built their 5-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom brick-and-limestone home. The property was listed for sale in September 2020 at the asking price of $2.3 million.
Alison Victoria has been very quiet about her love life and though she maintains some level of activity online, she never posts about her relationship, hence making it difficult to access more details about the new man in her life, Michael Marks. She, however, does posts photos of herself with her brother as well as with her daughter whom she had with her ex-husband.
Alison Victoria Grew Up With A Passion For Interior Design
Alison Victoria Gramenos was born on the 31st of October 1981 in Chicago, Illinois. Her nationality is American while her ethnicity is Greek-American. The TV personality hails from a family of six which includes her parents as well as three other siblings. Victoria grew up in various parts of Chicago, including Hancock Centre and Lincoln Wood, and exhibited a talent for interior design at an early age. She spent much of her childhood rearranging the rooms in her home. She also extended her activities to her best friend’s rooms.
She completed her high school diploma in 1999 and proceeded to study interior architecture and psychology at the University of Nevada. She received her degree at the age of 23 and subsequently joined a renowned luxury home builder, Christopher Holmes. She would spend two successful years at the firm before making the courageous decision to start out on her own. The Chicago native started her full-service design firm, Alison Victoria Interiors Inc., at the age of 26 and her gamble has since paid off. Alison Interiors now has branches in Las Vegas and Chicago, and its clientele includes private residences, boutiques, and resorts.
Her Breakout on Reality-TV
TV has a knack for making people famous and Alison Victoria has benefitted from that fact. Her journey to becoming a reality TV star commenced in 2011 when she, alongside other Chicago-based designers, received an email asking if they would like to feature in a design show. This gorgeous lady answered in the affirmative and proceeded to mesmerize the producers with evidence of her work.
She was subsequently hired as a ghost designer for the DIY Network’s Crashers Franchise. The franchise, which includes House Crashers, Room Crashers, Yard Crashers, and Bath Crashers, basically features a crew who approach home improvement enthusiasts and offer to renovate their house, yard, room, or bath as the case may be.
Victoria joined the Crashers Franchise in 2011 and made history as its first female host. She subsequently went on to suggest an addition to the franchise known as Kitchen Crashers. Kitchen Crashers basically follows her as she offers kitchen renovations to lucky members of the public. The series debuted in 2011 and has remained a major staple on the DIY Network.
Asides Kitchen Crashers, Alison Victoria is also the host of the successful HGTV show, Windy City Rehab. The series follows Victoria, and her contractor co-star, Donovan Eckhardt, as they scoop out, buy, renovate and resell historic Chicago properties. Windy City Rehab premiered in 2019 and has attracted millions of viewers.
Her Net Worth Reached A Peak of $4 million
Victoria has certainly done well for herself as she now has a net worth of $4 million. The famed interior designer earns her money from several sources including her design company. The company is quite successful and has carried out multimillion dollars construction including a $160 million expansion for Silverton Casino Hotel Las Vegas.
Another lucrative source of income for Victoria is the two TV shows that she hosts. Even though her exact earnings from these series are not public knowledge, there is no gainsaying the fact that she must be raking in a pretty penny. Finally, Alison Victoria also makes a handsome sum from her eponymous line of modern luxury furniture. The collection features sleek and chic designs, such as the Alice Swivel Chair, and is carried by several high-end retailers.
Lawsuits and Fallout with Her Windy City Rehab Co-host Could Negatively Affect Her Net Worth
Alison Victoria has successfully turned her childhood dream into a profitable reality, however, her hard work over the years seems to be facing a great challenge following her split from her contractor co-star, Donovan Eckhardt in 2019 in the second season of Windy City. This came after Victoria discovered that she was not making profits from reselling homes while her co-star Eckhardt was making questionable transfers to his own personal company.
Also in 2019, the duo were slapped with lawsuits claiming construction problems from the houses purchased from them, a problem that was traced to Eckhardt who is solely responsible for the re-construction of the homes, Alison on the other hand handles only the design. However, Alison has been implicated in these lawsuits since she’s a part-owner of the LLC alongside Eckhardt. Settlements for these lawsuits as well as other business issues Victoria has faced could negatively impact her net worth. In response, Eckhardt has filed a defamation lawsuit against the producers of their show accusing them of trying to portray him as the villain.
|Also Known As:||Victoria|
|Famous For:||'Windy City Rehab'|
|Colleges/Universities Attended:||University of
|Educational Qualifications:||Degree in Interior Architecture and Psychology|
|Birthday & Zodiac
|Age/Date of Birth:||39 years old (31 October 1981)|
|Birth Place:||Chicago, Illinois, United States|
|Country of Residence: ||United States of America (USA)|
|Height:||5 feet 2 inches(157cm)|
|Other Body Measurements:||N/A|
|Spouse/Partner:||Luke Harding (m. 2013)|
|Family and Relatives
|Siblings:||3 Siblings: 2 Brothers and 1 Sister|
|Estimated Net Worth:||$4 million|
|Source of Wealth:||Showbiz|