Nee Whitney Perkins, she rose to fame after marrying Zach Bates, the eldest child of the Bates family. She appears alongside him and his extensive family on the show Bringing Up Bates.
She was working as a waitress at a local restaurant where she met Zach, who would dine there often and eventually his sister Alyssa gave Whitney his phone number.
Though she completed her studies in medical billing and coding, she became a stay at home mom after the birth of their first child.
Zach and Whitney's son, Bradley Gilvin, was born in October 2014 and their daughter, Kaci Lynn, was born in June of 2016.