On July 12, 2009 he was arrested in Miami for allegedly driving under the influence; charges were reduced to reckless driving.
Donovan was in a long-term relationship with Kathryn Kovarik.
In August 2011, Donovan became engaged to model Michelle Woods. They married on August 25, 2012. On December 18, 2012, Donovan and Woods welcomed a baby girl, Claire.