Alison Victoria and Donovan Eckhardt’s relationship, defined
Windy Metropolis Rehab is a HGTV home-renovation present led by former Kitchen Crashers star Alison Victoria. Alison all the time harbored desires of flipping homes in her hometown of Chicago, and Windy Metropolis Rehab gave her the possibility to understand her desires. She had the requisite enterprise expertise and the need to revive properties with out interfering with their authentic historical past and structure.
Nevertheless, she didn’t possess the technical expertise to tug off the roles, and that’s the place Donovan Eckhardt got here in along with his building firm. The pair launched into some wonderful tasks in season 1 which glad clients and earned earnings. Nevertheless, there may not be an Alison and Donovan partnership after season 2.
Alison ended her affiliation with Donovan after she came upon that he was stealing cash from the corporate
Heading into season 2 of Windy Metropolis Rehab, Alison and Donovan’s relationship was already tense. She had came upon through social media that Donovan’s license had been briefly canceled by the town as a result of inspection infringements. However, she caught with Donovan though his firm couldn’t take part within the tasks.
Sadly, her choice to maintain Donovan round turned out to be fallacious. Within the fourth episode of season two, Alison sat with Donovan alongside two different firm officers to overview firm funds. “There’s so many cash points on tasks and so many questions I’ve,” Alison mentioned. The monetary information uncovered Donovan’s corrupt dealings.
Alison came upon that Donovan has been taking cash out of the corporate with out accounting for it. She invested cash within the enterprise just for Donovan to take all of the earnings leaving her with nothing. Victoria finally determined to chop ties with Donovan:
“That is the top with me and Donovan. He’s gone, by his personal proper, by his personal doing. I’ve misplaced a buddy and I’ve misplaced a enterprise associate. However I do know this: This occurred for a motive, and I do know that I’m robust, and I do know that I’ll get by way of this.”
Alison claims that her cut up with Donovan has been more durable than a few of her associates’ divorces
Earlier than she came upon about Donovan’s deception, Alison thought that she wasn’t operating a worthwhile firm. She put all of her revenue into the enterprise, however she didn’t get something again. Understandably, her psychological well being suffered. “I’d get up every single day and simply need to preserve the blinds closed and the covers over my head,” she advised Individuals.
The invention of Donovan’s theft startled Alison, but it surely additionally took a load off her shoulders. It assured her that she ran a worthwhile enterprise and that every one she wanted to do was eliminate Donovan. Sadly, ending her affiliation with Donovan wasn’t straightforward as a result of that they had entered into so many enterprise offers as companions. Victoria advised Individuals that she’d seen divorces that went simpler than her break from Donovan:
“There are such a lot of issues which are nonetheless linked. I’ve taken the final 12 months to take away him from a majority of them, however that takes a lot time. Individuals simply assume, ‘Oh, it’s straightforward. You simply eliminate a associate.’ However I’ve associates which have gone by way of divorces that aren’t this dangerous. And people divorces have been actually dangerous.”
Victoria takes consolation in understanding that she made the correct choice in letting Donovan go. Every time it will get too robust, she leans on the love she will get from her boyfriend, Michael Marks, and her household. Victoria advised Individuals that she hasn’t made it this far solely to stop: “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 surrender.’”
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