If you’ve been keeping up with Windy City Rehab, you know that host Alison Victoria has been going through quite a bit of drama in her work life over the past few years. She and her (former) lead contractor Donovan Eckhardt were locked in several legal battles that ultimately led to the dissolution of their business partnership.
In the past, Alison has referred to Donovan as her “work husband,” which led us to wonder whether she has (or has ever had) a real-life husband as well. Did the HGTV star ever get married? And if so, is she still married? Here’s what we know.
Is Alison Victoria still married?
After a bit of internet sleuthing, it seems as though Alison Victoria did, in fact, get married — to a man named Luke Harding. In a 2014 profile for Chicago Splash, Alison spoke a bit about her relationship with Luke, who is an insurance agent in Chicago. The two apparently met in 2011 on Match.com and got married in November 2013. “I married Luke because he was the guy that was my biggest fan,” she says. “He’s super proud.”
However, after some additional internet sleuthing, it doesn’t appear as though Alison and Luke are married anymore. In fact, a quick scroll through Alison’s social media profiles reveals that the HGTV star prefers to keep her romantic life pretty private. She’s clearly very attached to her brother and his kids but she doesn’t share very much about her own romantic relationships. So, we were surprised to then find out that she was romantically linked to Michael Marks.
Is Alison Victoria still dating her long-term boyfriend, Michael Marks?
In an interview with People, Alison credits her boyfriend Michael Marks (as well as her family) for helping her stay positive in the midst of a very tumultuous year. “I focus on what can I do, not what I can’t do, because when you do that, you’re going to go down a very dark hole and you can’t dig yourself out,” she says. “I haven’t allowed myself to go there. I’ve peeked, and I’m like, ‘That’s not for you. You didn’t come this far to fall down. You didn’t come this far to give up.’ ”
Again, Alison doesn’t appear to mention her relationship much online, but pictures of her and Mark do definitely exist on the internet and can be found by anyone with a bit of Googling. Apparently, Alison simply prefers to keep her private life private, which makes sense! While we can't confirm if Alison is still with Mark, there haven't been any signs hinting that the two have broken up.
Even though her split from her “work husband” Donovan didn’t have any romantic connotations, there’s no denying that it was very much a breakup of sorts. “I have friends that have gone through divorces that aren’t this bad. And those divorces were really bad,” she told People, referencing the difficulty of completely separating herself professionally from Donovan.
Now that the two are no longer speak to one another, Alison told People she has been able to put the stress behind her and start fresh.
After taking a month off in 2022, a renewed Alison was able to return to work. Windy City Rehab Season 4 premiered on May 23, 2023, and can now be streamed on various platforms including HGTV GO. In the latest season, viewers will get to see "the version of [Alison] that [she's] always been, that unfortunately was completely clouded by the stress and anxiety of multiple lawsuits and a pandemic and not knowing what was going to happen next," Alison admitted to People.