Danny Bonaduce insults ex wife on radio show


If you caught the VH1 reality show “Breaking Bonaduce,” then you know that former child star Danny Bonaduce is a steroid-fueled substance abuser and pathological liar who took great joy in bullying his doormat of a wife, Gretchen. As the series ended, Gretchen finally found her backbone and initiated divorce proceedings- after many, many sessions of counseling in which Danny behaved like a giant 4-year-old. With all that in mind, Gretchen still thought it was a good idea to go on Danny’s radio show, expecting him to act like a decent human being. The only person in the universe who was surprised when he behaved like a horse’s ass? You guessed it- Gretchen.

Sexy photos have caused a war between Danny Bonaduce and his ex-wife Gretchen.

Their turbulent marriage was featured on the reality show “Breaking Bonaduce” and now their relationship has exploded -six months after their divorce was finalized!

Gretchen, who filed for divorce in 2007, says their relationship had been amicable until last month when she appeared on his radio show, “The Danny Bonaduce Show” in Philadelphia – and he launched a verbal attack on her.

“I went on Danny’s radio show under the condition that he would be civil, but he ended up ambushing me with lies and insults,” Gretchen told The Enquirer in an exclusive interview.

Gretchen blames Danny’s shocking on-air outburst on his jealousy over her post-marriage career success and the scantily-clad photos of her that appeared in February’s “Steppin’ Out” magazine.

“HE degraded me for doing the risque photo shoot, saying I claim to be a good Baptist girl, which I am, ” she said. “I would never do a fully nude shoot, even though I’ve had plenty of big offers.

“He also falsely accused me of having sex with a man a week before we got married, which couldn’t be further from the truth.

“Danny lashed out at me for dating a married man, but the full story is, my boyfriend has been going through a complicated divorce since 2001.

“Besides, Danny has no room to talk, especially since he cheated on me many times throughout our marriage! He was extremely rude, and I am still traumatized that he sunk so low, but I shouldn’t be surprised.”

[From The National Enquirer, print version, April 13, 2009]

I saw the “Steppin’ Out” photos- they were far from risque; mostly bathing suit, pinup-style shots. Meanwhile, Danny, let’s not forget, has a habit of getting drunk and stripping down completely naked in public! But I suppose he thinks that’s okay. As for his accusation that Gretchen had sex with someone a week before they got married – well, they got married just hours after their first date! He truly is a moron. And what’s with Danny’s new fiancee– who is a dead ringer for Gretchen when she was younger? I wonder how long it will be before he starts terrorizing her, too. The bottom line is, Danny Bonaduce is a world-class creep. But nobody knows this better than his ex wife- she should have known better than to go anywhere near his show.

Here’s Danny and Gretchen Bonaduce in 2007. Images thanks to WENN .
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  1. Diana says:

    What a jerk..I think she should sue him

  2. Wow says:

    I still can’t believe she put up with him for all of those years. He’s so gutter-butt.

    He totally humiliated her on both seasons of Breakin’ Bonaduce. The guy comes across as a world class a$$. Even when he was on The Adam Carolla Show.

    I guess the saying of some one’s trash being another one’s treasure rings true since he did find someone else to marry him.

  3. Ron says:

    I saw him one night at Ameoba Records on Sunset in LA. This was about 3 years ago, and let me tell you the dude is a scary little steroided out midget in person and crazazy! Crazy like a homeless person who mumbles to themselves and looks menacing, and makes you cross the street. People kept their distance. I am amazed this dude can keep any sort of job. And Gretchen, I have no idea what kept you around that long.

  4. sarcra says:

    He is such a loser; you could watch one minute of their show and tell she was way too good for him.

  5. someone says:

    Danny is an ass!

  6. the original kate says:

    why on earth did she marry this douche in the first place? i guess she never heard the old saying, “you can rub and rub, but you can’t shine shit.”

  7. Leandra says:

    She wouldn’t have stuck with him for 17 years if she just married him for money, and who knows if he even had that….she probably just got used to him but then it finally became too much.

  8. jUDY says:

    He is nothing but a little gnome who has a big empty head. How he got a show of his own is beyond me and anyone that listens to it must be of the same type he is. I look at him and think “inbreeding”.

  9. Mme X says:


  10. MomInNH says:

    He’s always been sort of a douche nozzle, hasn’t he? My cousins and I were out at the Viper room a couple of years ago while on vacation out there and he happened to be there drunk off his behind. He kept coming on to my married red headed cousin, trying to buy her drinks, muscling in between us all to try to dance with her, it was so lame it was almost hysterical! He just wouldn’t take no for an answer. Finally we told a bouncer who made sure we weren’t bothered further. I just thought he was pathetic.

  11. lisa says:

    He’s just pissed cause he is a man-midget.

  12. Tess says:

    I’m not defending him.

    But, come on. She wants what he’s got, which is money and fame. She can’t stay away and that’s why she went on his show.

    It takes two low-lifes to dance this tango.

  13. Kat says:

    God, he is a funky scarey looking dude. What woman in her right mind, would even date him? I hope he doesn’t reproduce.

  14. Nancy Becker says:

    I agree with Tess. I think Gretchen and her lap-dog “shrink” threw Danny under the bus, as-it-were.

    Walk a life in Danny’s shoes!


  15. snappyfish says:

    Why do we even hear about this has-been? He was a child star on some tv show.

    spotlight faded years ago. gracefully exit stage left.

  16. c says:

    bonaduce’s a douche is old news. What caught my eye was, Gretchen’s boyfriend is going through a complicated divorce since 2001? Please. what sane woman believes that and puts up with that? she is as pathetic as duce.

  17. eternalcanadian says:

    Now that is just tacky and idiotic. Insulting the mother of one’s children is just plain immature and rude, and it is like slapping the kids across the face by saying such things about their mother. It goes both ways too, and Gretchen also needs to rein in her words. They still have a lot of unresolved issues with each other if they’re letting the words fly. The poor kids. They’re going to have real issues.

  18. flo says:


    “Gretchen’s boyfriend is going through a complicated divorce since 2001?”

    that’s what went through my mind too 🙂

  19. Lem says:

    I find Bonaduche hysterical. I laughed till I cried when he hooked on the dog’s shock collar and let the kids hold the trigger. In a watching a train wreck is so much fun kind of way.
    Yes, Gretchen could use some professional help. I may find him a hoot but he’s not REALLY in my living room.
    I think they’ll remarry someday.

  20. lrm says:

    um,he does have kids.
    and sadly,he used to sing gretchen’s praises on his radio shows…how she stuck with him through re-hab [co-dependent rescuer type,anyone?],how she is this amazing mother of his children,etc,etc.
    The man is mentally ill and an addict,and clearly swapping hard drugs for alcohol or steroids is not getting clean.
    They both need help. doubt it will happen.

  21. tasteT says:

    Its two sides to every sword and I agree with other posters..she wants fame also…

    She married him after one date right?? or on their first date..

    Milked all of his weirdness on that reality show and now is clinging to a man that has been “divorcing” since 2001..WOWWWW

    yup, Danny is weird and has a ton of issues BUT she wants fame and its obvious because she NEVER would have signed on for that reality show–and let the world in on their slow train wreck life/marriage..

    I’ve always saw her as an opportunist, Danny is crazy BUT he has kept that family living a nice lifestyle and her plastic surgeries up tp date.

    While she never worked at all, and pimped him out as the clown he is..

    didn’t he wrestle to put food on the table??? at one point..SAD

  22. christie says:

    It must be nice to have a house in Hollywood Hills with a $16,000 check from your crazy ex every month along with the rest she was awarded in the divorce. Then to be shacked up in it with your married boyfriend. She is a far cry from the good Christian girl she has always tried to make herself out to be. She is not a victim. She married him after one date. Everyone in L.A. has known how crazy he is for years including her. She went out with him anyway. She is a gold digger. I feel bad for the kids. To bring a new guy to live in the same house that they lived in with their Dad. Plus she bashes Danny in front of the kids all of the time. She is always playing the sympathy card. I don’t feel bad for her one bit. He alway admitted on his radio show in L.A. that he has messed up and begs her for forgiveness. He always spoke about her in the best light like she was a goddess and he doesn’t deserve her. I think he knew she was using him for fame and fortune. She sold her soul to the devil. I guess to her is was a fair trade. She is such a joke.

  23. LMA says:

    Well according to scripture, jesus taught us as women, that as christians any of us that divorces her husband must remain single or to reconcile. In that aspect, any woman who disobeys christ and gets involved with another man, while her husband is still alive is defined as a biblical “adulterous”. Also, we are to be pure before marriage, and dress MODEST, wearing the cloth of good deeds more than anything. She says she is a baptist, but her actions do not reflect it. As for danny, I pray that he finds peace and truth in this life, centered in christ who can release from all bondage. The kids are so cute and I hope that somehow god shield them.

  24. jack says:

    can you say loser, this guy is out of control he needs more pofesional help he has a disease it,s called addiction i’m not condoning anything this guy does i just hope he gets the help he needs like a long stay in another rehab to look at what he has done in his life nobody is perfect but he is going to either hurt someone real bad or hurt himself please get HELP NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  25. Randy says:

    I can’t imagine what would induce Danny to marry such an ugly woman. She reeks of “skank”. So, what on earth did he see in her? Maybe she gives good head.