John Gidding Biography

John Gidding is a Turkish-American Interior Designer, Architect, Model, and Television Personality. For his talent and skills, his consultancy is taken on projects all over the world including New York’s Brooklyn Bridge Park and parts of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2008 he was voted by Jezebel Magazine as one of the Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles’ Emerging Talent: Twenty Under 40. Soon he will be seen in Curb Appeal Xtreme.

Early Life

John was born on 7th January 1977 in Istanbul, Turkey. He is privy to keeping details of his friends and family. At a young age, he used to show interest in the field of design. John completed his high school education at Leysin American School located in Leysin., Switzerland. To follow his passion and excel in his talent, he went to Yale University and graduated with a Bachelor’s in Architecture. He also studied for a master’s degree at Harvard School of Design and graduated with Masters’s in Architecture.

John Gidding Career

After his schooling, he moved to New York City, where he started his firm, John Gidding Design Inc. He learned a lot by working with his previous designers and also at Wilhelmina Models. In 2003 he appeared on Knock First as a Self designer. The show tells us how he and three other designers took turns making over a teenager’s bedroom.

Between 2009- 2016, he appeared on various reality shows such as Tournament of Roses Parade, HGTV Showdown, Curb Appeal: The Block, Secret Guide to Fabulous, Home Free, Entertainment tonight, and Rachael Ray. In 2018 he was seen in a TV series named Trading Spaces. In 2021 he will be seen appearing on Curb Appeal Xtreme. His fans are excited to see him in this upcoming show.

John Gidding Biography

Real Name John Gidding
Birth Date 7 January 1977
Age (as of 2021) 44 Years
Birth Place İstanbul, Turkey
Nationality Turkish, American
Profession Designer, Television Personality
Religion Christianity
Sun sign Capricorn

Physical Statistics

Height in feet inches – 6’ 2” – in Centimeters – 188 cm
Weight in Kilograms – 85 kg  –  in Pounds –  187 lbs
Shoe Size 10 (U.S.)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Body Type Athletic




School Leysin American School
College Yale University, Harvard University,

Relationship Status

Marital Status Divorced
Affair No
Is he a Gay? Yes
Wife Damian Smith

Personal Life

John Gidding was previously married to Ballet dancer, Damian Smith. Later the two filed for divorce. Still, he has not shared details or reasons for their separation from the media. But if we believe the rumors then the duo separated because John turned out to be a Gay. As of now our sources claims him to be single and is focusing on his profession. Moreover, he spends quality time with his friends.

John Gidding Net Worth

For John, his dream was to chase his passion and take his work to another level. For his extraordinary work, he is paid very well as an architect and an interior designer. He also appeared on many reality TV series, some of which are streaming on Netflix. According to sources his net worth has been estimated at around $16 million. Some other sources of his income are earned by brand endorsement like when he modeled for brands like Gucci, Hugo Boss, and Armani and by attending various events.


  • His father is an American, while his mother is Turkish.
  • He moved to the U.S. to go to college.
  • John has modeled for brands like Armani and Gucci and also worked as the spokesperson for Jhane Barnes.
  • He has been on the covers of numerous romance novels.
  • At Yale, he was a part of acapella with the Society of Orpheus and Bacchus and Choral music with the Yale Glee Club.
  • When he was at Harvard he sang with Harvard Radcliffe Collegium Musicum.
  • He has worked for 2 years as a designer for Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates.
  • He supports the LGBTQ community as he is Gay.

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