Born on 11 November 1987 (age 35) in Staten Island, New York, U.S., Vincent J. Guadagnino is an American reality television personality best known as a cast member in all six seasons of the now-defunct MTV hit reality show, Jersey Shore (2009 to 2012).  It aired 71 episodes in 6 seasons to date.

Looking at Past: Jersey Shore Cast reacts to Vinny’s original casting tape from 2009 (Published on 21 March 2018)

Read the full article to know about Vinny Guadagnino's girlfriend & wife queries, gay rumors, dad, net worth, mom, and height

American reality television personality, Vinny Guadagnino got tired of walking on a tightrope trying to make people clear on his sexuality and started walking on eggshells as he introduced his romantic affair and possible wife.

Is Vinny Guadagnino Gay?

Guadagnio is not gay and is into women. Yes, he had been the subject of gay rumors in the past. 

But, there’s no explaining how rumors tend to spread inexplicably fast, even if it’s just based on a word a person speaks.

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Vinny didn’t get to ignore those rumors too as he was marked as gay for supporting gay rights. It all started when Vinny promoted MTV’s campaign, A Thin Line which spokeagainst anti-gay bullying.

Adding to that, many fans speculated him to be gay due to his "bromance" with DJ Pauly D.

Vinny too, treated his fans with a photo on Instagram as he walked hand in hand with DJ Pauly D.

Bros or... Gays?: Vinny posts a picture on Instagram holding DJ Pauly D’s hands and announces the premiere of the second season of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation on 23 August 2018 (Photo: Vinny Guadagnino’s Instagram)

The rumors got a boost when Vinny tweeted about being in a Gay bar saying,

I’m in a Gay bar and there really are mad girls here the rumors are true

Reading the full tweet though, made it clear that Vinny was just looking for girls that gays bring as their friends.

But some of the comments just kept asking if he was gay. Well, all these speculations were put to rest when Vinny got himself a hot girlfriend.

Is Vinny Guadagnino Married or Dating Now?

As of now, Guadagnino is single, but he and his season 31 Dancing with the Stars co-star Gabby Windley, have sparked rumors on Instagram, with comments to each other that could potentially hint towards their closeness and possible romance. 

Although both Guadagnino and Windey have remained vague on the matter, their flirty stances on social media made fans believe that something more is brewing between the two, given that Windey also confirmed about her split from ex-fiancee Erich Schwer. 


He told US Weekly in January that they flirted "so much on Instagram because we have that same banter with each other," deeming both of them as "comedians" with great chemistry. "So, that's why we get along," he said. 

He clarified that they had just met and the flirty session couldn't count as dating someone. He opined,

It takes a lot more for me than just, like, a couple Instagram comments to be dating someone. ... I would actually go to dinner with Gabby. It's just that we just met, you know what I mean? It's not like anything serious.

In December 2022, Windey told E! News that she was open to not only dating Vinny Guadagnino. She shared that she was excited to see him in the upcoming Dancing With the Stars Live 2023 tour (started on 6 January 2023).

"Yeah. The dating door is open for anybody. Vinny is just the most vocal!" she joked.

If you are not aware, she hosted the show where Guadagnino was a special guest on select dates.

Again in May 2023, according to The Messenger,  she told iHeartRadio's Almost Famous podcast that Guadagnino hadn't made a move to date her despite her interest. She said, "I was always interested. Take me on a date, whatever that looks like. Fly me to New York, but it never really came to fruition."

Windley also revealed that they didn't have much time to connect during the DWTS Live 2023 tour.

"He was there for like five days," Windey noted. "He only spent one night on the bus and if we were going to make out, it would probably be on the bus, she shared.


During the interview, she clarified that they are just  "good friends" who "talk all the time" and shared that their friendship may not blossom to the next level ever.   

"He is very flirty in the social media realm I think with multiple women. I think he started that and I was like, 'Oh my gosh, this is fun,' because I'm sure there's some overlap of Bachelor and Jersey Shore fans. Not to say I'm not interested, but it just doesn't seem like it will blossom," she explained. 

Windley finally noted in the podcast that he needed "to put in the initiative."

Back on 21 November 2022 after DWTS finale, Windey answered Hollywoodlife that she would go on a date with Guadagnino when asked if that was the case. She said,

Oh my god. Oh, wow, you guys get right to it. Yeah, I would at this point. I could use a pick-me-up.

But a few days before, she told Chicks in the Office podcast that they were just friends involved in an "inside joke." She said,

I'm pretty sure they're kidding around yeah I mean we're friends we were like on the show together but yeah apparently both of us just like to kind of stir the pot which is like funny but it did happen out of nowhere like we were like bantering and stuff and then all of a sudden one media account then another then everybody's like blowing up in the comments it's it's hilarious to watch it was an inside joke that got away.

Previously, in the same month on 16 November, when Guadadnino posted a picture of himself on Instagram, writing, "stop looking for the one…be the one, and let them all come to you," Windley commented, "Omw [on my way]."


They had first became subjects of dating rumors when Vinny commented "baby mama" in a video post (15 November) shared by Windey of her semi-final performance with partner Val Chmerkovskiy.

She captioned the post, writing, "We’re going to finale!!!!! I’m filled with so many different emotions – excitement, fear, gratitude, and mourning that this experience will soon end. Thank you to everyone who has continued to support us and I hope to make you proud next week!!”


In the comment section, Guadagnino marked his presence, commenting, “Good job baby mamma,” to which she replied, "My main man."

Windey and his partner would later come in second place in the competition.

The flirty exchange followed again—she wrote "A lot of you is never enough” in one of his posts that he captioned if I’m a lot, go find less. She also captioned "Thankful for you (heart emoji)" on another photo of himself, in which he had penned "Thankful for my haters." 

She wrote "Honestly a 10" in a video he posted of him dancing silly, which displayed the text "when you're medium hot but somebody likes you."


In the past, Vinny has a pretty long history of romantic affairs, but the one he was most serious about was with the Instagram model Elicea Shyann.

He was dating Elicea throughout the filming of Jersey Shore: Family Vacation. The romantic duo, however, shed the combined bio of girlfriend-boyfriend as they broke up shortly after the shoot.

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It all started when Vinny picked up a stripper at a strip club but still came clean to Elicea. As if that wasn’t enough, in another episode, Vinny went to a club and got a bottle service girl’s number.

Vinny confessed that the fling with his former girlfriend wouldn’t have lasted anyway as they were in a long-distance relationship. But he showed a flicker of hope for the patch-up as he further added,

Maybe down the line, you know, I hope that the logistics work out someday so we can be together.

And now, many fans are hoping for his date with Windley so that he could win her heart and move on from his past unsatisfied separation with ex-girlfriend Elicea. 


In regards to his marital life queries, he hasn't been married to a wife yet.  

Vinny Guadagnino’s Bio: Age, Height & Parents

Born on 11 November 1987, Vincent Guadagnino was raised in Staten Island, New York along with his two sisters.

He comes from a traditional Italian-American family, and his parents separated when he was in his formative years. His mother, Paula Guadagnino, is from Sicily, Italy while there’s no specific information on his father but it can be deduced that he is from America. 


Guadagnino's dad's name is still not known to this day due to the patriarch's preference for privacy. His dad opted out of being filmed on Jersey Shores or any other of his son's projects

His parents separated early, but the family lived in the same house. He grew up with his mother and sisters and shared the same floor in the house as his dad lived downstairs. 


And because the reality star's childhood was spent mostly in the company of women— a mother and two sisters, it could possibly explain why he is good with the ladies.

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The 34-year-old actor graduated from Susan E. Wagner High School. Vinny attended SUNY New Paltz and studied political science in the College of Staten Island. Vinny didn’t get to his dream colleges, Harvard or Yale to study law as his LSAT score wasn’t high enough.   

Possessing an average height of 5 feet 7 inches (1.71 meters), Vinny, aged 30 got the opportunity of joining MTV’s Jersey Shore right after he graduated.

He also appears on the Jersey Shore spinoff Jersey Shore: Family Vacation which is about to film its second season. Vinny launched the clothing brand, IHAV (I Have A Vision) with the message promoting anti-bullying.  

What is Vinny Guadagnino’s Net Worth?

According to The Cinemaholic, Vinny had an estimated net worth of $8 million, as of 2020. 

His fortune mainly came from his role in the Jersey Shore and its later spinoffs. He also made some money by appearing in the movie, Jersey Shore Shark Attack in 2012.

Vinny also earned his wealth from his co-authored book with Samantha Rose, Control The Crazy: My Plan To Stop Stressing, Avoid Drama, and Maintain Inner Cool which was published in 2012 and sold numerous copies.

Adding to that, Vinny made money from his own talk show, The Show with Vinny which debuted in May 2013.

He also generated income from his clothing brands