A former country musician and television personality, Dave Wilson found both fame and wealth in the realtor industry alongside his former wife Kortney Wilson. The pair toured around the states flipping houses. They both got into the flipping industry in 2006 when a house they remodeled was sold for a profit of USD 30,000. What they considered to be a one-time thing turned into a career for the pair, and a quite successful one. The pair went on to host HGTV’s Masters of Flip, a show about renovating and selling houses in Nashville. Everything seemed well and the pair looked bound for many more years of partnership in life and career likewise. However, they announced their divorce in December 2019 after 18 years of marriage. And following the divorce, Dave Wilson unexpectedly left Making It Home with Kortney and Dave, another HGTV show that he co-hosted with his ex-wife. Kortney Wilson, on the other hand, continued hosting Making It Home with Kortney and Kenny, a rebranded version of the show with a new co-host Kenny Brian. In this article, we take a close look at the wiki-bio of Dave Wilson. What is he doing now?
Dave Wilson was born in Richmond, Ottawa, Canada. While his exact date of birth remains unknown, he looks like someone in his late 40s. Information about his parents, education, and even early life is scant.
It is a widely known fact that both Kortney and Dave are former musicians. Dave Wilson moved to Nashville from Ottawa, Ontario, and signed a solo deal with Lyric Street Records. However, he did not release any album for the label and was dropped in 2003. He then met and married Kortney Wilson, who was also a country singer and had already charted two singles on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart as Kortney Kayle. She was attributed to several songs including singles like, Don’t let me down and Unbroken By You.
The couple formed a duo called The Wilsons in 2006 and released their first single, “Stick Together”, in 2009. They also starred in a reality show called Meet the Wilsons on CMT in Canada and the United States. They released their first album, The Wilsons, for Open Road Recordings in 2010. Some of their other singles include “Mine All Mine”, “Marry Me Again”, and “My List This Christmas.” Dave has not released any new music since 2012.
Real Estate & Television Career:
Alongside his ex-wife Kortney, he did some designs on a house and sold it for a profit of USD 30,000. Realizing the potential, the pair started working on flipping houses part-time before they ultimately left music to work on it full-time. In 2008, Kortney received her real estate license and a year later the pair was approached for a reality TV show by CMT Canada. They began their TV career with Meet the Wilsons and continued to dazzle audiences. In 2105, they got cast in another show called Masters of Flip on HGTV. The series was critically acclaimed and the pair got encouragement to work on more projects. They also appeared on other shows such as Music City Fix, The Wilsons Flip Out, and Home to Win. Dave also co-hosted Making It Home with Kortney and Dave until 2020. He has not been involved in any reality television project since his last appearance in 2020.
After retiring as a musician Dave has overseen the business side of things as a house flipper and has achieved significant success. The information on his exact net worth is not available while a rough estimate has been circling around the online sources. As of 2023, Dave Wilson has a net worth of around $2 Million.
Marriage and Kids:
Dave and Kortney Wilson were together for over 18 years. They were touted as the power couple of the industry. So it was obvious that fans were left distraught when the pair announced their divorce. The announcement came on December 20, 2019, and the pair decide to go their separate ways. On the Instagram revelation, the pair wrote;
“It is with a very heavy heart we share with all of you that after nearly 18 years of marriage, we have decided to separate.As most of you know there is so much more to every story and ours is no different.”
The pair further added:
“What we want you to know, most of all is that we have utmost love and respect for one another. We will be spending holidays together, as a family. We will; always be a connected family and together, we will build a strong new path.“
But both Kortney and Dave were clear on the importance of family and decided to co-parent their three children Lennox Esmee, Jett Wilson, and Sullivan James together.
Following the divorce, Dave and Kortney are not known to be dating someone and neither of the two has remarried.
Social Media Presence:
Dave is on Instagram by the user name @davewilsonofficial which has 37.4k followers. His bio reads: “A Dad” and in past, it read “A Father. TV Host. Musician. Renovator. Lover of life and all things beautiful.” On his Instagram account, he has shared glimpses of his personal and professional life, such as:
Photos and videos of his three children: Lennon, Jett, and Sully
Photos and videos of his dogs: a pug named Nacho and a bulldog named Lola
Photos and videos of his TV shows: behind-the-scenes clips, promotional posters, sneak peeks, etc.
Photos and videos of his travels: trips to Canada, Mexico, Italy, France, etc.
Photos and videos of his hobbies: playing guitar, riding motorcycles, skiing, etc.
Photos and videos of his friends and colleagues: fellow TV hosts, musicians, act