- 1 Who is October Gonzalez?
- 2 The Untold Truth of October Gonzalez
- 3 How October and Tony Met?
- 4 Still Not Married
- 5 October Gonzalez Career
- 6 October Gonzalez Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
- 7 October Gonzalez Interests, News, Facts
- 8 October Gonzalez’ Husband, Tony Gonzalez
- 9 Career and Records
- 10 Business Career, Acting, Net Worth
Who is October Gonzalez?
Tony Gonzalez is a big name in American Football, as he has a number of records to his name, and has achieved so much in professional football. However, here are some facts about his wife, October Gonzalez. She is an actress and television personality who is not only known as Tony’s wife, but also as guest-hostess of the show “Rachel Ray” (2014-2016) and for her appearance in the show “Beat Shazam” (2017), among other accomplishments.
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The Untold Truth of October Gonzalez
October was born as October Calinda Vegas-Russell on the 10th October 1980, in Los Angeles, California USA; she is the daughter of Pat Vegas, while her mother’s name is not known to the media.
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She has three sisters and a brother; one sister’s name is Sarah, and her brother is PJ Vegas. Her father Pat is a legendary musician, and a member of the band Redbone, known for hit singles “Come and Get Your Love”, “Wovoka”, “Suzie Girl”, “We Were All Wounded At Wounded Knee”, “The Witch Queen of New Orleans”, and others. Influenced by her father’s success, October became interested music at an early age and in school was a member of the singing group, Elementary Ensemble. However, October’s parents developed a drug addiction, and she and her siblings were forced to move to Florida where they lived with their uncle and aunt.
She went to West Brook Senior High School, and after matriculation enrolled at the University of Texas, Austin.
How October and Tony Met?
Following her graduation, October obtained a license in bartending and cosmetology, and began working at a bar in Newport Beach, California. It was during her bartending days that she met Tony. The bar was owned by former basketball star Dennis Rodman, so Tony was a frequent visitor. At the time, October was already in a relationship and didn’t even pay attention to Tony. However, Tony threw a party and invited October and her then-boyfriend.
October wasn’t fond of Tony’s actions and rejected him, but a year later when she broke up with her boyfriend, she accepted a date with Tony. The two hit it off immediately and have been together ever since.
Still Not Married
They began dating in 2003, and though they consider themselves a married couple, the two haven’t officially wed. Nevertheless, back in 2007 they held a commitment ceremony, which marked the start of their union. Since then, they have welcomed two sons and a daughter, and October is step-mother to Tony’s son Nikko, from one of his previous relationships.
October Gonzalez Career
In addition to her bartending, since starting a romance with Tony, October has been heavily involved in the entertainment world.
Her first appearance was in the football wives documentary made by E!, entitled “True Hollywood Story” in 2009. Since then, October has made guest appearances in shows such as “Entertainment Tonight” (2014-2015), “Rachel Ray” (2014-2016), and was also the DJ in the show “Beat Shazam” in 2017. Most recently, she tried herself as an actress, and appeared in the TV series “Modern Family”, though, only in a minor role.
October Gonzalez Net Worth, Height, Weight, and Appearance
October has made a name for herself, though she is still best known as Tony Gonzalez’s companion. Her wealth has grown with her success, and it is estimated that her net worth is as high as $3 million, as of early 2020.
October Gonzalez stands at 5ft 4ins (1.63m) tall, while her weight and vital statistics aren’t known, but she has retained a perfect figure, despite pregnancies and age.
October Gonzalez Interests, News, Facts
October is a member of several humanitarian organizations, and is known for her philanthropic activities. She participated in the PETA campaign “I‘d Rather Go Naked Than Wear a Fur”, and she also supports Shadow Buddies Foundation, focused on improving the lives of children in need. Furthermore, October has been the host of the television show “Pink Party”, in which children and teenagers that are battling or battled cancer in the past tell their stories.
October Gonzalez’ Husband, Tony Gonzalez
Born Anthony David Gonzalez on the 27th February 1976, in Torrance, California USA, he is of mixed ancestry, as he has Jamaican, Cape Verdean, Scottish, African-American and Native American roots. He grew up with his mother Judy Gonzalez, and brother Chris in Huntington Beach, California, where his mother worked two jobs to provide for him and his brother. Tony went to Huntington Beach High School where he started playing football and basketball. During his high school career Tony won several awards, including being named into the first-team All-America selection.
Following the end of his senior year, Tony was named Orange County High School Athlete of the Year, sharing the honors with golfer Tiger Woods. After high school, Tony enrolled at the University of California, Berkeley, where he studied communications, but was much more focused on his football and basketball careers. He entered the NFL Draft in 1997, foregoing his last school at the university.
Career and Records
In the National Football League (NFL) Draft, Tony was chosen as the 13th pick overall by the Kansas City Chiefs, but in his rookie year, Tony had at best mediocre numbers with 33 receptions and two touchdowns, although it was good enough to earn him a spot in the NFL All-Rookie Team.
He improved in his second year with 59 receptions for 621 yards, and his third season was his breakthrough year in which he caught 76 receptions for 849 yards and 11 touch-downs; this earned him his first Pro Bowl selection, and a place in First-Team All-Pro. Since then, Tony has set many records, and has a total of 14 Pro Bowl appearances, before ending his career after 17 seasons in the NFL. He played for the Kansas City Chiefs until the end of the 2008 season when he was traded to the Atlanta Falcons, where he spend the rest of his career, which he ended with 1,325 receptions for 15,127 yards.
After retiring, Gonzalez has become an NFL analyst, and has worked with CBS and FOX.
— Tony Gonzalez (@TonyGonzalez88) February 13, 2020
Business Career, Acting, Net Worth
In addition to his sports career, Tony is also recognized for his business enterprises. Back in the day when he was with the Kansas City Chiefs, Tony started the cleaning service company Extreme Clean 88, and also co-founded a sports nutrition company, which produces and sells protein shakes, vitamins, and other diet supplements.
Tony is also an actor, and has featured in several television series and films; one of his major roles was as Special Agent Tony Francis, and as Paul Donovan in the film “XXX: Return of Xander Cage”. Tony’s net worth has benefited from all of his endeavors, and according to sources, Tony Gonzalez’s net worth is as high as $20 million, as of early 2020.