Eric Villency is an American Interior designer and a successful businessman. He came into the limelight when he married Fox News Channel’s, Kimberly Guilfoyle. Eric is the Chief Executive Officer of Villency Design Group, a product and interior design firm based in the United States.
The young and talented CEO has won several awards since the inception of his career. He was honored with the FIT All-Star Salute Award in 2001 and in 2007; he was also given the IFDA Design Industry Award following his launching of a custom design and fabrication workshop called Villency Atelier for design professionals.
Let’s take a sneak peek at the life of the successful American businessman and designer below.
Early Life and Background
Eric Villency was born in New York City, New York in the United States on June 10, 1975, into a family with a successful business background. He was raised by his parents Rowann Villency, who is a mixed media artist and his father, Robert Villency who is the chairman of Maurice Villency, a design firm that was formed by his grandfather Maurice Villency in 1932. Eric is a well-educated fellow; he graduated with honors from the University of Wisconsin.
When he left Wisconsin university, Eric started his career as a businessman and interior designer, taking over the family business and moving it to the next level. He was appointed the CEO of his grandfather’s company Villency Design Group in 1998. His immense contribution has resulted in various successes recorded by the multi-national company till date.
His company was recognized as a leader in design and fashion in 2001 and in 2002, they began to expand with the launching of Maurice Villency Flagship store for home accessories collections. The shop is located in midtown, Manhattan and four years later in 2006, Eric launched another design and fabrication workshop called Villency Atelier. In 2008, the talented businessman launched the company into its current business of production and sales of pure design furniture collection. Until date, they are one of the leading companies in the American furniture industry.
Asides from his business, Eric has also promoted several projects including the Giuliani Urgent Care Unit at St. Vincent’s Hospital, office for Kathy Lee Gifford, the Bryant Park Hotel, and an indoor fitness cycle called SoulCycle among others.
He has been a regular guest on numerous television shows including the Tyra Banks show, Good Morning America, Today Show, and Travel Channel. Eric is the host of Fine Living Channel’s show titled iDesign and he is currently the producer and host of the documentary series for emerging fashion designers titled INSEAM.
Additionally, he has been contributing to best Life, Women’s Health, Departures and others on Huffington Post. He has equally worked as a model; he created a fashion brand titled Restoration of the Monarchy in 2007 with Carine Roitfeld as the face of the Purple Magazine advert for the brand.
Eric Villency’s Net Worth
The star has recorded numerous successes since the inception of his career as a businessman and interior designer. Eric has amassed a lot of wealth from his business ventures and he is currently living a lavish lifestyle.
However, his net worth cannot be ascertained at the moment as it is still under review. We hope to keep you posted when we have verified information.
Is He Married?
Wondering if Eric is married or not? The answer is not farfetched. The handsome businessman has been married twice and has divorced twice till date. His first marriage was with Fox News Channel’s legal analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle but the couple got divorced in 2009. Later on, in 2013, he went on to marry Caroline Fare who is a Swedish Designer. Their wedding ceremony took place at West Palm Beach in Florida, United States. His second marriage, however, lasted for four years and the couple went their separate ways in 2017. They didn’t have any children from the marriage. Eric is currently single and is not in any known relationship at the moment.
His Relationship with Kimberly Guilfoyle
Eric got married to the Fox News Channel’s legal analyst Kimberly Guilfoyle on May 27, 2006. It was Kim’s second marriage and the first for Eric. The couple’s wedding ceremony took place at Sandy Lane resort in St. James Barbados. The marriage between the successful interior designer and Fox channel television star lasted for three years before they went their separate ways.
However, Eric and Kim had a son from their marriage. Their son who they named Ronan Anthony was born on October 4, 2006, and after their break up, the couple got equal custody of their son. Also, the reason behind their divorce has not been disclosed by both parties.
Quick Facts about Eric Villency
Birth Name: Eric Villency
Date of Birth: July 10, 1975
Birth City: New York, United States
Birth Sign: Gemini
Ethnicity: North American
Education: University of Wisconsin
Profession: Interior Designer, Businessman
Marital Status: Divorced
Spouse (s): Kimberly Guilfoyle (m. 2006 – 2009), Caroline Fare (m. 2013 – 2017)
Children: 1 (Ronan Anthony Villency)
Net Worth: N/A