Gretchen Hillmer Bonaduce, an author & reality str is also famous as the ex-wife of actor Danny Bonaduce
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Gretchen Hillmer Bonaduce Biography, Ex-Wife Of Actor Danny Bonaduce

Ending nearly an 18-year-long marriage, Gretchen Hillmer Bonaduce got wide fame as the ex-wife of Breaking Bonaduce star Danny Bonaduce. Nevertheless, the Illinois-born not limited to her spouse’s fame also carved stardom with her prolific plus versatile career as an actress, producer & author.

She gained on-screen popularity with her works in America’s Deadliest Home Video (1993), Breaking Bonaduce, and Celebrity Paranormal. Over these years, the mother of 2 made guest appearances in many several reality shows. Not to mention, Bonaduce is away from her love for music; she is the lead vocalist of the 1980’s sensational cover band The Fatal 80’s.

How Old Is Gretchen Hillmer Bonaduce Now?

Born on September 24, 1965, Gretchen Hillmer Bonaduce is 56 years as of November 2021. Her birth name is Gretchen Renee Hillmer, and later took the surname “Bonaduce” of her now-ex-husband Danny. The Waukegan, Illinois-born is an American by nationality and has a Caucasian ethnic background.

Though, the Celebrity Paranormal Project star keeps details on her parents & family background pretty low. Reportedly, she comes from a family of Christianity beliefs.

Versalite Career- From Reality Star To Author & Rockstar

In her more than 2 decade-long professional journey, the celebrity spouse explored various careers on her own. Having said that, acting is the most crucial part, which gave her stardom and fame. She saw an on-screen introduction as a cast in the reality series America’s Deadliest Home Video (1993).

Later, Gretchen notably appeared in Love Lounge (2005), Celebrity Paranormal Project (2006), Gimme My Reality Show! (2008), Re-inventing Bonaduce (2009), and Gown and Out in Beverly Hills (2017-19).

Apart from screen works, Bonaduce has also authored a book “Surviving Agent Orange: And Other Things I Learned From Being Thrown Under the Partridge Family Bus.” The book, published on 14th August 2018, is all about Gretchen’s married life with her former husband, Danny Bonaduce.

Also, the ex-wife of Danny is a lead vocalist for the 1980’s cover band “The Fatal 80’s”.

Ex-Wife of Daniel Bonaduce- Husband, Children & More!

Not only does the career success of celebrities mark them with fame, but also their marriages & divorces do. Bonaduce ended her nearly 2-decade long marital relationship with her actor husband. Despite the fact that they met on a blind date & married the same day, their love story took a smooth surf until the late 2010s when they parted ways.

Reportedly, the two crossed paths while Gretchen was working at an event sponsored by her future husband’s radio show. They exchanged vows on November 4, 1990, and even more, shared the screen in America’s Deadliest Home Video and Breaking Bonaduce.

While together, they became parents to 2 children: a son Dante Bonaduce and a daughter Isabella Bonaduce.

Gretchen Bonaduce and her ex-husband Danny Bonaduce; they divorced in 2007 after 17-year-long marriage
Gretchen Bonaduce and her ex-husband Danny Bonaduce; divorced in 2007 after 17-year-long marriage; Source: [email protected]

But later, the duo divorced on April 9, 2007, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason. In her book Gretchen Bonaduce: Surviving Agent Orange, she wrote about an incident with her drug intoxicated husband. As reported, Danny nearly ran over Gretchen after the former was trying to ‘storm out of the house to get drugs.’

While the marriage was the first for the reality star cum author, it was the second for Danny. He was formerly married to then-wife Setsuko Hattori from 1985 to 1988.

Relationship Status Post-Divorce- Is Gretchen Hillmer Bonaduce Dating Again?

Currently, Bonaduce lives with her second husband, Kevin Starr, an actor & composer. Though, the duo has kept their wedding & further details on their courtship low-key. After marrying Kevin, she became a rock star- probably after big support from her husband.

On the other, her ex-spouse Danny Bonaduce is married thrice & lives with his third wife Amy Wailsback, a former substitute school teacher, who is 23 years younger than him. They began dating in April 2007, announced the engagement in March 2009, and married on November 22, 2010, at the Four Seasons on Maui, Hawaii.

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Net Worth Of Gretchen Hillmer Bonaduce [2021]

The ‘America’s Deadliest Home Video’ star Gretchen Hillmer owns an estimated net worth of $500 thousand as of 2021. For obvious reasons, she has earned most of her net worth from her activeness in multiple fields. She has acted, sang, wrote a book, and what not? For all the hard works she has been doing for so long, she totally deserves it.

However, it is not merely hard work that has made it for her. She also acquired some handsome wealth from her former husband, Daniel. Although the amount is not disclosed yet, one can easily guess that she must have earned a lot from divorce as well. Reports show that she got $3000 for child support and $1930 for her health insurance every month from Daniel. She lives in her residence in Los Angeles, California.

According to Celebrity Net Worth, Hillmer’s ex-husband owns a net worth of $5 million as of 2021. The 61-year-old actor summed up such a hefty sum through his versatile career- an actor, comedian, radio personality, TV personality, and professional wrestler.

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