Short Biography

Gebbia is known as a South African American architectural designer, media personality, and entrepreneur. She is most famous for being a reality TV star on the fourth season of the popular TV program, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Career as a TV Actress

Carlton Gebbia was born on October 17, 1973 in South Africa. She experienced childhood in London and South Africa before moving to Los Angeles to pursue acting. Carlton used to run privately-owned family companies with her ex-husband along with his father and two siblings. The companies they ran included StockCross Financial Services and Rival Sports Group which provides management to NBA and NFL players.

She is also the owner of Gebbia Custom Estates which develops top of the line custom homes in Beverly Hills and Hidden Hills where Carlton is the interior architectural designer. Carlton takes extraordinary pride in having designed her Gothic style home in Beverly Hills.


Carlton has been very successful in her career but she says her most noteworthy achievements are her three children. She had her kids, Destiny, Mysteri, and Cross with her former better half, David. At the time she had her children, she once called David her perfect partner.

Marriage and Divorce History

In 2016, their marriage started to end in a bitter split. Their marriage lasted for 15 years until things didn’t work out for the couple anymore. David petitioned for legal separation in November 2017, referring to hopeless arguments between the two. Carlton and David put their house on sale for $22 million. The house was very valuable for many reasons. The house had gotten famous because of Carlton’s rising fame in the reality TV industry.

Carlton made a comment on her divorce in a post on her Instagram account, "Guess I’m the last to find out, officially divorced I think now the Games begin. U broke my heart." She was not shy of hiding her much she was heart.

After the split, Carlton has been fully focused on her children. Without her bickering ex-husband to bother her, she wants to make her children the best people that they can be. Her girl, Destiny, made her New York Fashion Week debut in the Romeo and Juliet runway show. She thinks that her daughter has great things lined up for her in the future. She does not want her daughter to rely on her fame and would rather see her daughter carve her on path as a model.

Last Modified: Mar 2, 2020

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