With the beginning of Curb Appeal Xtreme, fans have been curious about the personal lives of the three hosts of the show. So, here were are today with all the juicy wikis and weighty stories about Damian Smith.
Damian Smith is the former husband of John Gidding, the architect cum designer in Curb Appeal Xtreme. But who is he outside of his relationship with John Gidding? Read about him below.
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John Gidding And Damian Smith: Divorce, Wedding
The relationship between John Gidding and Damian Smith was swift. They met online and were engaged after three months of dating. They were married in 2013 (not much was known about the wedding), not long after the gay-marriage was legalized. And by 2015, their separation had begun. Their divorce was finalized in 2018.
During a 2019 interview with Metro Weekly, John opened up about his marriage and divorce.
“I would say I’m still reeling from the divorce…Not that it was a bad divorce but I got swept up in the enthusiasm for marriage once it became legalized and hadn’t really thought it through, I would say. Now I am a little more cautious. I used to kind of leap into things. Long story short: I’m single and dipping my toe in dating.”
It seems John has gotten way too cautious because it is 2021, more than two years since the interview, and almost three years since the divorce, and John is still single (according to his Facebook).
If you do not know John Gidding, he is an American actor famous for his roles in tv shows like Knock First (his debut reality show), HGTV showdown, Curb Appeal: The Block, Home Free, Rachael Ray, and now Curb Appeal Xtreme.
Damian Smith Age
Now that we have gotten his relationship with John out of the way, let us focus on Damian’s life details.
Damian Smith celebrates his birthday every year on the 17th of February. So, his zodiac sign was Aquarius. And according to some dubious reports, he was born in 1973. And assuming that those reports are true, he was 48 years of age in Sept 2021.
Damian Smith Family, Hometown
When it comes to his family, Damian had a special relationship with his mother, Barbara Ann Smith. It was his mother who introduced him to ballet, which would become his life-long love and profession. When Damian was nine, she took him to a ballet recital in Newcastle, and during the intermission, Damian said to her, ‘that’s what I’m going to do’.
His mother had raised him alone as his father, Walter Roy Smith, had died when he was only 3 years of age. And in July 2020, his mother passed away as well.
Growing up in his hometown of New South Wales, Australia, Damian was the youngest of six siblings, which he had compared to having “five older bodyguards”. The particular phrase “five older bodyguards” comes naturally to Damian because was bullied at school because of his love for dancing.
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Damian Smith has a reported height of 6 ft, give or take a few fractions of inches.
His Instagram, Facebook
Damian was present on all three major social media platforms. He was on Instagram as @damiansmithartist and had 7.1k followers. Similarly, his Twitter handle was @damiansmithArt and he had 156 followers.
On Facebook, his name was Damian Smith and he had over 1.6k Facebook friends.
Damian Smith Job, Net Worth
For most of his career, over 13 years to be precise, Damian Smith worked as a principal ballet dancer at San Francisco Ballet. In total, he worked for San Francisco Ballet for over 19 years. He started in 1996, was promoted to soloist in 1998, and became the principal dancer in 2001. He retired in 2014 at the age of 41.
Since retiring as a ballet dancer, Damian has worked as an artistic director first for Satellite Collective in New York City and then for National Theatre in Melbourne, Australia. He was currently based in Melbourne.
Damian had performed as Orion in Morris’ Sylvia, Iago in Lubovitch’s Othello, Paris in Tomasson’s Romeo & Juliet, Hilarion in Tomasson’s Giselle, von Rothbart in Tomasson’s Swan Lake, Drosselmeyer and the Snow King in Tomasson’s Nutcracker, The Poet in Neumeier’s The Little Mermaid, and many more. He received Isadora Duncan Dance Award for ensemble performance in 2000.
To learn ballet, Damian first went to Robin Hick School of Dance, and then to McDonald College School of Arts in Sydney, and finally, he moved to the US and studied at the School of American Ballet.
On average, an artistic director in Australia earns a salary of AU$77.4 thousand. Cumulating from his ballet dancer career and then artistic director career, the total net worth of Damian Smith as of September 2021 was about $2 million.
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