Who is John Gidding? – Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Height, Net Worth, HGTV Design

John Gidding Biography

John Gidding is a Turkish-American fashion designer, TV personality, and former model. He’s also appeared on the covers of several romance novels.


How old is John Gidding? – Age

He is 45 years old as of 7 January 2022. He was born in 1977 in İstanbul, Turkey.

John Gidding Family – Education

He was born in Istanbul, Turkey, to a Turkish mother and an American father. After attending Leysin American School in Leysin, Switzerland, he moved to the United States for college. He received a BA in architecture from Yale University in 1999, followed by a Master’s degree in architecture from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.

John Gidding Marriage – Wife

He is married to Damian Smith, a ballet dancer. They eventually divorced.

How tall is John Gidding? – Height

He stands at 6 feet 2 inches(1.88 m).

What happened to John Gidding on HGTV?

He sang a cappella with The Society of Orpheus and Bacchus and choral music with the Yale Glee Club at Yale, and choral music with the Harvard-Radcliffe Collegium Musicum at Harvard. After two years as a designer with Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Gidding relocated to New York City and founded John Gidding Design, Inc.

John Gidding Photo
John Gidding Photo

Gidding got his start in television with the ABC Family show Knock First, in which he and three other designers took turns redecorating over the bedrooms of teenagers. Designed to Sell (Giddings’ previous show from 2006 to 2011) was discontinued by HGTV in early 2011, but Knock First is still in foreign syndication.

He is best known as the designer on Curb Appeal: The Block, where his team spent $20,000 on exterior and landscape upgrades for selected homeowners. To increase general area property values, two or three neighboring neighbors’ homes received less expensive touch-ups. In 2015, he served as one of the expert judges on Fox TV’s Home Free. He was cast in the relaunch of Trading Spaces starring Paige Davis and Vern Yip. He is currently back on HGTV with a relaunch of the popular Curb Appeal Xtreme franchise.

John Gidding Net Worth

He has an eestimated net worth of $16 million.