Aubrey and Bristol Marunde are famous for being the married couple who host the popular reality TV show “Flip or Flop Vegas”. Bristol is a former Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter, while Aubrey has been in the real estate business from her early years.
Early life and family
Aubrey Buck was born in 1983, though she keeps the precise date of her birthday in secret. She appeared into the family of a general contractor and a housewife, in Milton, Pennsylvania USA. Her father worked at the real estate market for more than 30 years, and Aubrey was involved in his work since her early years. She liked watching her father designing the houses and making projects of houses’ rebuild.
Since her teenage years she was into sports, and even became a gymnastics instructor for small kids when she was only 14 years old. She was also very active in her cheerleading sports club, and created her own cheerleading club at the age of 19. Aubrey also liked drawing from her early years.
Aubrey matriculated from her high school in Milton, and then moved to Las Vegas to enroll at the University of Nevada, from where she graduated with a BA in marketing. While studying in the university, she continued to help her father with his projects.
Real estate career
In 2006 Aubrey obtained her real estate license, and started taking-on projects of her own, partly using the experience watching and working with her dad.
By the time she started her reality TV show about remodeling the houses, her portfolio included over 150 projects, among them rebuilt and redecorated houses, old-fashioned mansions re-made to be appropriate for living, etc. Aubrey also likes working with unusual houses located in interesting and even unexpected areas of Nevada. Such projects inspire her for new solutions, as she once shared on her Instagram account. Besides her hosting the reality TV show “Flip or Flop Las Vegas”, she’s appeared in such shows as “High Stakes Flippers” (2016), “Harry” (2018), “Home & Family” (2019), and was a member of the judging panel in the “Brother vs. Brother” show in 2018.
Marrying the MMA fighter Bristol Marunde
Aubrey met her future husband Bristol Marunde in 2009, when she attended one of the matches of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Bristol was an active competitor for MMA back in the days, before he switched to real estate and the design business. Aubrey met him at the party after the fight, introduced to each other by John Guns. The couple instantly felt mutual interest, and began dating on 22 May 2009, marrying six years later on 24 May 2015, in a private ceremony in Las Vegas, later sharing photos from their wedding. They now have two sons, Kane and Kale, who apparently enjoy accompanying their parents to their work, watching them rebuilding and redesigning the houses of their projects.
Who is Bristol Marunde?
Bristol Marunde was born on 20 April 1982, in Fairbanks, Alaska USA. He holds American nationality, and his zodiac sign is Taurus. When Bristol was only a couple of years old, his family moved to Sequim, Clallam County, Washington, where he spent most of his childhood. Since his early years he has been into sports, especially karate and Muay Thai. Once he and his father encountered a rapist who hid in the house of their neighbor – they noticed and apprehended him before the police arrived, and Bristol even used some of his fighting techniques against the criminal, becoming a local hero.
Tonight on HGTV Aubrey and I flip two amazing houses! pic.twitter.com/vnDok5Z5rn
— Bristol Marunde (@BristolMarunde) May 3, 2019
He and his father were later presented with outstanding citizen awards. Bristol’s older brother, Jesse, got second place in the list of China’s 2005 World’s Strongest Man contest, but died in 2007 in the car accident. In 2005 Bristol started fighting professionally, winning his first match against Alexei Veselovzorov. During his career he had 16 wins and 10 losses, and was selected to become the participant of “The Ultimate Fighter: Team Carwin vs. Team Nelson”. Among his championships and accomplishments there are the ROTR (Rumble on the Ridge) Welterweight Championship and SCC (Superior Cage Combat) Middleweight Championship.
In 2017 Bristol quit active fighting and switched to his wife’s business of house rebuilding. Some people close to their family said he made the decision not only to support his wife, but also because of injuries and traumas he’d suffered. In 2015 he broke his jaw in a fight, so he’d thought of quitting fighting for some time before making the decision.
Flip or Flop Las Vegas reality TV show
On 1 March 2017 the franchise of the television program “Flip or Flop” announced the sequel of the show for Las Vegas. On 6 April the first episode of the show aired on HGTV, and instantly became a hit, repeating the success of the original show, which started in 2008 in Orange County, California.
Bristol and Aubrey buy houses, rehab them and then sell at a profit. According to the show statistics, they never fail to make money from the deals – the income from the projects has been up to $225,000. “Flip or Flop Las Vegas’” third season finished in late 2019; HGTV hasn’t announced the start of the fourth season yet, though the fans are already impatiently waiting for the new episodes. In other locations the hosts are often married couples too, e.g. “Flip or Flop Chicago” is hosted by Mark and Liz Perez, “Flip or Flop Atlanta” by the Corsini family, Ken and Anita, while “Flip or Flop Fort Worth” was hosted by Andy and Ashley Williams, though their part of the franchise in Texas was only aired for one season in 2017.
Hobbies, favorite things and interesting facts
Aubrey is a very experienced artist. She draws a lot at work, but also creates beautiful pictures for her personal exhibitions at Leftbank Art Gallery. She likes drawing female portraits, and enjoys depicting blossoms in the hair of her painted characters. She also likes drawing dogs, as they are her favorite pets. The Marundes not only have several dogs, but also chickens (who give them organic eggs), two parakeets, two turtles and lots of fish. In the backyard they have various fruit trees, such as apple and plum, etc. Going by the number of pictures of their family Aubrey shares on her Instagram account, she and Bristol spend a lot of time with their kids, often walking around the neighborhood, eating out, hiking, etc. They like travelling, and have recently visited Europe, enjoying their time in Florence, Italy.
Aubrey Marunde Flip or Flop Las Vegas on HGTVOwner, Alter Luxury
Appearance, clothing style
Aubrey has long blonde hair and blue eyes. She is 5ft 5ins (1.7m) tall and weighs around 136lbs (62kgs), while her husband Bristol stands 6ft 1in (1.85m) tall and weighs around 170lbs (77kgs). As to her clothing style, Aubrey likes matching light summer dresses with fancy boots. She also likes long feminine dresses and high heels.
Net worth and salary
As of 2019, Aubrey’s joint net worth with her husband Bristol Marunde is around $5 million. As the fourth season of their show “Flip or Flop Las Vegas” is coming soon in the first quarter of 2020, their net worth will very likely increase in the near future.