Tony Gonzalez is a well-known name in the NFL. The star footballer turned a star analyst who currently works for the Fox Network. The 47-year-old veteran player is a man of many talents which includes, a good husband. The player is married to October Gonzalez who shares the TV screen with her husband as a reality star. While many claim that October rose to fame only due to her marriage to Tony, nothing could be further than the truth. October is a music enthusiast, a reality star who also works as a DJ. In this article, we take a closer look at the life of October Gonzalez.
October Calinda Vegas-Russell
Date of birth
October 10, 1980
Place of birth
Los Angeles, California, USA
Mixed (Native American and Mexican)
Sarah Vegas (sister), three half-siblings
University of Texas
Estimated over $1 million
Appearing in Fox’s game show Beat Shazam
Debut TV show
E! True Hollywood Story (2009)
Other TV shows
The View, Home and Family, Play It Forward, A Football Life, Rachael, Daily pop
Malia Gonzalez (daughter), River Gonzalez (son)
Nikko Gonzalez (son)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Controversy and rumor
In 2014, she was rumored to be one of the new co-hosts of The View, along with political commentator Nicolle Wallace. However, the network denied the reports and said that no decisions had been made at that time. Eventually, Wallace was chosen as a co-host, but Gonzalez did not join the show.
October Calinda Vegas Russell was born on the 10th of October 1980 in Los Angeles, California. Born and raised in LA, October’s parents were heavily involved in the music industry. She shares a Mexican descent form her mother’s side and is proud of her heritage. Growing up, October accompanied her father Pat Vegas to his music gigs. Pat was playing in the Redbone band during the time and loved having his kids around.
Early on, October started taking piano lessons alongside her brother and three sisters. Once the drug epidemic took hold of October’s family, she left LA and moved to Florida. She and her sister Sarah lived with their uncle in Florida. She finished her early education from the West Brook Senior High School before setting off to the University of Texas, Austin. She graduated from college in 2003.
To make ends meet, October started working as a bartender and a waitress right after graduating college. She was highly interested in cosmetology and worked as one until 2012.
Her first appearance in reality TV came in 2009 when she was featured in the TV documentary series, E! True Hollywood Story. After a five year hiatus, October appeared on TV with an all-new series, The View. In 2014 and 2015, October appeared in two TV series, Rachael Ray and Entertainment Tonight. She was then cast in a series of reality series including FabLife TV, Home & Family, Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked The World, and Beat Shazam.
October Gonzalez has hosted several shows, such as Beat Shazam and Rachael Ray. October’s net worth is estimated to be over $1 million as of 2024. She earns her income from her TV appearances and endorsements. She also has licenses in cosmetology and bartending, which could add to her earnings.
October Gonzalez is currently enjoying her relationship with star American footballer, Tony Gonzalez. The pair began dating in 2002 and hosted a commitment ceremony in Los Angeles, on 20 July 2007. Even though the pair aren’t legally married yet, they consider themselves to be husband and wife. In 21 years of togetherness, the pair have given birth to two lovely daughters and Tony brought his son from a previous marriage with entertainment reporter Laure Sanchez into the relationship and the happy family of five is currently living in Huntington Beach, California.
About 5 feet 4 inches or 162 cm
About 55 kg or 121 pounds
Oval-shaped with high cheekbones and a sharp chin
Long dark brown hair that falls over her shoulders in soft waves
Small and pierced with earrings
Slender and fit
Bright and charming with white teeth
Chic and trendy with a preference for dresses, skirts, and heels