Grace Bonney Is Gay & Happily Married, Here's How

Grace Bonney is the blogger and founder of the acclaimed decor site Design* Sponge, a daily blog (2004). Also, she founded the popular D*S Biz Ladies Series in 2008 that weekly columns on her site. Previously, she contributed as an online editor to House & Garden and Craft magazines and a contributing writer at Domino Magazine. 

Grace Bonney Is Gay & Happily Married, Here's How

Grace Bonney is a blogger and the founder of the acclaimed decor site Design*Sponge, a daily blog (2004). She also founded the popular D*S Biz Ladies Series in 2008, a weekly column on her website. 

Previously, Grace had contributed as an online editor for magazines like House & Garden and Craft, and also served as a contributing writer at Domino Magazine. 

Wiki Reveals Age, Education

Grace was born on 9 June 1981 in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Her parents are Christopher F. Bonney and Elaine H. Bonney. 

She attended the New York University from 1999 to 2000 and then enrolled at The College of William and Mary from 2000-2003. There, she majored in Bachelor of Science (BS), Fine Art, and Art History. 

Coming Out As Gay

Grace Bonney realized that she was different from others during her middle school. However, she came out gay only in the year 2012. 

Since then, the blogger has been open about her sexuality- she proudly mentions her sexuality on her website, Design Sponge.

Married Life

Grace has been married to Julia Turshen since 3 November 2013. 


Grace Bonney and partner Julia Turshen celebrated their 6th wedding anniversary on 3 November 2019 (Photo: Julia Turshen's Instagram)

Grace and her wife first met in early 2013 for dinner; Julia had e-mailed Grace complimenting her writings and blogs and had invited her for dinner. A couple of months later, Grace uploaded a blog announcing her new relationship with Julia. Eventually, they ended up getting married the same year. 

The duo's wedding was held at the West Village amid only eleven close people. 

Who Is Grace’s Wife? Her Career

Julia is the bestselling author of Now & Again, a cookbook (2018). Also, she has remained a writer for the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Vogue, the Washinton Post, Bon Appetit, Saveur, and Food & Wine. 

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The Epicurious ‘ one of the 100 Greatest Home Cooks of All Time and The New York Times’ forefront of the new generation of authentic, approachable authors, Julia- her book Feed the Resistance was the Best Cookbook by Eater in 2017. Similarly, her book, Small Victories, got named one of the best cookbooks by the New York Times and NPR in 2016. 

Past Relationship

Grace got married to SEM Specialist of Caesars Entertainment Corporation, Aaron Coles, in April 2009 and got divorced in 2011. They dated almost five years before getting engaged in 2008 and married in 2009. 

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Aaron had proposed Grace in February 2008 at the Salt, a restaurant in New York, in front of their family. The song called You Are My Sunshine from Oh Brother Where Art Thou played in the background as he kneeled with a ring in his finger. Later, their wedding got documented in Martha Stewart Weddings. 

House Details

Grace and Julia live in their house in Accord, New York. The pair bought the house in 2014, and it was built around the year 1850.

The little under four acres house has a private pool, two huge yards, glower farms, sufficient space rooms, and a spacious kitchen.