Netflix’s original series ‘Selling the OC,’ which is a spinoff of ‘Selling Sunset,’ focuses primarily on the employees of the Newport Beach office of The Oppenheim Group in Orange County, California. Just like the original series, the Orange Country version offers a glimpse of the interpersonal drama and the professional happenings that transpire in the lives of real estate agents as they try and sell extravagant luxury properties in Orange County, California.
One such cast member about whom fans have been pretty curious is Gio Helou, whose enthusiastic and strong presence has set him apart on the show. As a professional realtor, Gio has presented his unique self, making his admirers interested to learn more about the reality star. Naturally, many have expressed their curiosity regarding Gio’s personal life, particularly in knowing whether he has a special someone in his life. If you wish to know the same things, we’ve got your back. Here’s everything you need to know!
Gio Helou’s Family and Background
Giovanne “Gio” Helou grew up in Southern California in a loving family that includes his father, Carl Helou, mother, Lisa Helou, and siblings. In his early years, Gio and his family spent their summers on the scenic beaches and oceanic boardwalks of the coastal city of Newport Beach in South Orange County, His father works as a Developer in the field of residential construction, while his mother is a thriving real estate agent, licensed since 1976. Gio has two sisters – Fianna and Gyna. Fianna also works in real estate with her mother and brother. His parents now live on the Balboa Peninsula.
With such a strong background and knowledge from his home about residential construction and real estate, Gio inevitably got a stronghold in the field from the beginning. However, this is not something he pursued from the go. Gio graduated from Pepperdine University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing/Theatre Arts. He tried his hands at acting and worked around England and Scotland and later in LA.
In 2012, Gio started working as a Business Manager and Associate Producer in the documentary producing company, Curtis Birch, Inc. He also produced an award-winning documentary before moving on to work as a Real Estate Developer alongside his father in Abell-Helou Homes in 2013. After gaining enough experience and knowledge, Gio eventually jumped entirely into the real estate business pool.
In 2016, Gio began working as a Real Estate Advisor and Realtor for organizations like Engel & Völkers Newport Beach and Coldwell Banker Global Luxury. He left the latter in February 2021 and joined the team of The Oppenheim Group in Newport Beach, California, where he has successfully proved his realtor talents through his witty and analytical ways. He also occasionally teams up with his mother and sister; together, they work as “Team Helou” on real estate projects.
Gio Helou’s Wife
Gio Helou has been married to Tiffany for over two years now. The gorgeous duo got engaged in September 2019 in a beautiful resort in Napa Valley, a place they seem to visit together or with their families. They tied the knot on August 8, 2020, at Laguna Beach in the presence of their family and friends. On their 2nd anniversary, Tiffany shared a beautiful picture along with a heartwarming caption that read: “Here’s to the best day of my life, the most fun and loved filled two years as Mrs. Helou, and the many decades ahead of us as we continue on this crazy amazing journey together.”
Referring to Tiffany as his “ride or die,” Gio commemorated the onset of 2022 with a sweet caption. He wrote, “We may have been stuck in an Uber when the clock struck midnight but no one else I’d rather ride into 2022.” The duo often shares pictures of their outings, travel diaries, and day-to-day activities, like working out, dinner and spa dates, meet-up with friends, and hitting the beach. They love traveling to exotic destinations like Cabo San Lucas in Mexico (where they enjoyed their honeymoon) and the stunning city of Paris, France. They are a close-knit family and often spend time with members of both sides.
Like Gio, Tiffany seemingly grew up in Southern California. On the work front, Tiffany is a Senior Manager of Public Relations and Brand Marketing at Behr Paint Company and is a Business Administration and Marketing graduate from the University of Southern California. She is also a certified Interior Designer, having obtained her degree from the Interior Designers Institute at Newport Beach. Thus, we can infer that Gio is blissfully married to his gorgeous wife, Tiffany, and is thriving both in his personal and professional life, as seen in ‘Selling the OC.’