• Eric Villency is a businessman, CEO of Villency Design Group, and writer.
• He was married twice, first to Kimberly Guilfoyle and then to Swedish designer Caroline Fare.
• He has a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin and is currently writing for the Huffington Post.
• He is a fitness enthusiast and loves to travel and spend time in nature.
• He has an estimated net worth of over $130 million and is currently in a relationship with Kimberly Guilfoyle who is a former advisor to Donald Trump.
Who is Eric Villency?
Eric Scot Villency was born in New York City, USA on 10 June 1975 – his zodiac sign is Gemini and he holds American nationality. He is a businessman, probablys known best for being the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of his interior and product design company called Villency Design Group.
Who is his wife?
Eric has been married twice. On 27 May 2006, he married Kimberly Guilfoyle, an American TV news personality who was an assistant district attorney of San Francisco, in a private ceremony on Barbados, attended by their closest friends and family. The two haven’t spoken about how and when they met, but it’s believed that they dated for around a year before exchanging vows. Kimberly gave birth to their son Ronan Anthony on 4 October 2006, but in 2010 the two filed for divorce following a one-year separation.
Eric then married Swedish designer Caroline Fare in December 2013, once again in a private ceremony attended by only their closest friends and family members. They divorced in 2017 for unknown reasons.
Eric hasn’t mentioned anyone he is perhaps dating today, so as of February 2021, he is single, was married twice and has one son.
Early life and education
Eric was raised in New York City alongside his older sister Cara Beth, by their father Robert who was the chairman of Maurice Villency, and their mother Rowann who was a mixed media artist. Eric’s grandfather was Maurice Villency, founder of the family furniture company in 1932 which eventually became Villency Design Group.
Eric grew up being interested in the family business, and was urged by both his father and grandfather to graduate from college and one day run the business.
He was one of the best students at his high school, and was also interested in sports, while he eventually began going to the gym. Upon matriculating in 1993, Eric enrolled at the University of Wisconsin from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in 1997.
Career as a businessman
Eric became the CEO of the family company in 1998, and instantly gained recognition for his innovations and sense for design. In 2001, he received the FIT All Star Salute Award, being among the best leaders in the field of fashion and design, and in 2002 he was in charge of opening Maurice Villency’s flagship store in Manhattan. Eric then went on to introduce the home accessories collection of his company.
The magazine “Well + Good” named him ‘The Wizard of Wellness’ in 2003, and three years later, Eric launched the workshop Villency Atelier for professionals interested in fabrication and custom design. In 2007, he was awarded an International Furnishings and Design Association (IFDA) Award for Design Industry ,and in 2008 Eric launched his new company, Villency Pure Design, which produces furniture while taking care of the environment. In 2016, the magazine “Inc” named him amongst the most influential designers.Erice has also designed several fitness machines, including the SoulCycle and the Peloton indoor fitness bikes, and has also designed fitness gear for Rumble.
Eric has also spent some time teaching at Savanah College of Art & Design.
He is also a writer too, having contributed to various magazines including “Women’s Health”, “Best Life” and “The New York Times”, while he is currently writing for the “Huffington Post”.
Hobbies and other interests
Eric is a fitness freak who spends most of his spare time working out at the gym. He usually has five training sessions per week, but has been known to sometimes work out every day.
Eric loves being in nature, and thanks to his Instagram pictures, one can see that he enjoys riding horses, going rafting, and skiing and snowboarding high up in the mountains. He has recently gone swimming with the sharks, and claims that this summer of 2020 was one of his best ever.
Eric loves to travel, and has been all around the US for both work and pleasure, and also been to various European countries including Austria where he skied, Norway and Italy.
He enjoys watching movies in his spare time, and his favorite actors and actresses are Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio and Natalie Portman, and a couple of his favorite movies are “The Gladiator”, “Shutter Island” and “V for Vendetta”.
Age, height and net worth
Eric’s age is 45. He has short brown hair and brown eyes, his height is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) and he weighs around 140lbs (63kgs). Eric wears shoes size 10. As of February 2021, his net worth has been estimated at over $130 million.
Who is Eric’s ex-wife Kimberly Guilfoyle?
Kimberly Ann Guilfoyle was born in San Francisco, California USA, on 9 March 1969 – her zodiac sign is Pisces and she holds American nationality. She is perhaps known best for having worked as an advisor to the former President of the United States of America Donald Trump.
Kimberly was raised in San Francisco alongside her brother Anthony, by their Puerto Rican mother Mercedes who was a special education teacher and who passed away in 1980 from leukemia, and their Irish father Anthony ‘Tony’ Guilfoyle, who served in the US Army for four years and then became a real estate investor – Anthony died in 2008. Kimberly studied at Mercy High School, and upon matriculating in 1987, she enrolled at the University of California, Davis from which she graduated in 1991. In 1994, she obtained her Juris Doctor degree from the University of San Francisco’s School of Law, and also spent some time attending Ireland’s Trinity College, Dublin.
After obtaining her Juris Doctor degree, Kimberly worked as a teacher at a public school, and then started working as a San Francisco prosecutor, a job she lost when she and 13 other prosecutors were fired by Terence Hallinan in 1996. She moved to Los Angeles in California, w to work as a deputy district attorney taking on cases such as domestic violence, arson and narcotics, among many others. Kimberley was invited to return to the San Francisco District Attorney’s Office in 2000, and worked as an assistant for four years while she gained recognition in 2002 when she helped convict Noel and Knoller for a second-degree murder.
She is also an actress, having portrayed a public defender in the 2004 romantic comedy movie “Happily Even After”.
Kimberley has also appeared in various TV shows, including “The Lineup”, “The Five” which she co-hosted from 2011 to 2018, and “The O’Reilly Factor”.
She is also an author, having published the semi-autobiographical book “Making the Case: How to Be Your Own Best Advocate” in 2015.
It was reported in 2020 that Kimberly became the chair of the finance of Trump Victory Committee, paid $15,000 a month.In July 2020, it was reported that she tested positive for coronavirus.
Before meeting Eric, Kimberly was married to American politician and businessman Gavin Newsomfrom 2001 to 2006. In June 2018, Vanessa Trump stated that Kimberly was in a relationship with her husband Donald Trump Jr. whom she divorced by the end of the same year. Kimberly has been dating Donald Trump Jr. to this day, and back in 2019, they purchased a $4.4 million house together in The Hamptons.