Who is Elaine Culotti dating? The secret love life of ‘Undercover Billionaire’ star post divorce with Gary Culotti
Between running her business, managing her farm and now starring in a reality show, when does the businesswoman make time for love?
'Undercover Billionaire' Season 2 is off to an intense start, as we see successful entrepreneur Monique Idlett, Grant Cardone and Elaine Culotti face the ultimate challenge — to start and establish a successful business in a new city within 90 days, armed with only a cellphone, $100 and an old truck.
Dubbed as a "real estate developer, interior designer, builder, founder of House of Rock and visionary", she is a serial entrepreneur since the age of 14, Elaine broke into the male-dominated construction business and bulldozed her way into becoming one of the industry's biggest players. Elaine doesn’t let anyone or anything stop her from achieving her goals. She has developed and built everything from luxury homes to casinos and hospitals. Through the episodes, she moves forward with intense determination, no visible fear of failure, and an uncanny ability to get her way.
Two episodes in and we can already see the three of them tough it out and hustle hard, all the while keeping their identities a secret and braving challenges while dealing with an ongoing pandemic.
While each of them has opted for vastly different approaches, Culotti is the first from the lot to instantly find a place to stay in exchange for a skill as well as get a job, as opposed to a handout or relying on the kindness of strangers. If anything, this is proof of just who she is — a woman with a sharp mind and a whole lot of tenacity.
Elaine has gone on to become a big name in what is often seen as a heavily male-dominated field. Her design firm, Porta Bella or Elaine Culotti Designs, has gone on to make some iconic homes that have made headlines, such as the Santa Monica 'House of Rock' and her collab with Esquire to create its annual 'Ultimate Bachelor Pad'. While Elaine does own a design firm, she also owns a 40-acre ranch in Fallbrook, California.
Currently, she works alongside local farmers to ensure food is sold directly to consumers, promoting a farm to table ideology. It's clear to see Culotti has always been a career-driven woman, but in Episode 1, we do get a glimpse of her with her family. She is both a mother and a beloved godmother who puts her family first. Here's a deeper look at Culotti's personal life.
She was previously married
Culotti was married to Gary Culotti who looked into the manufacturing aspect of Porta Bella, Culotti's design brand and firm. In 2010, the Culottis and their business partner Greg Briles came together to purchase an estate in Santa Monica. However, the partnership had a fall out which was later followed by a lawsuit. It was somewhere along this time that the Culottis also filed for divorce.
She has two kids with her ex-husband
The Culottis have two children together — Leonardo and Jessica Culotti. Although the couple is no longer together, she's on good terms with her ex-husband.
Who is Elaine currently dating?
Between running her business, her farm, making time for her family and now staring on a reality show, it looks like Culotti isn't too worried about her love life, seeing that not much is known about her dating history post her divorce. Or she's keeping it on the down-low. Either way, Culotti is always on the move. For now, we'll stick to taking business tips from her.
Catch Season 2 of 'Undercover Billionaire' on Discovery and streaming on Discovery+.