From a bullied adopted kid to a gay dancing icon, Jason Gardiner became a phenomenon the moment he stepped into dance reality shows.
Australian Dancing sensation Jason is most famous for his judging skills in the ITV’s dancing show including Dancing on Ice. He also contested the 2006 Nine Network dance TV series, Torvill and Dean's Dancing on Ice.
Openly Gay Artist Talks About His Mother & Non-Biological Parents
Jason’s biological mother was just 14 years of age when she delivered him. The choreographer on his 2009 interview for the Mirror magazine opened that he does not blame his mother for leaving him. He thought that his mom was also a child and it would have been difficult for her to raise him.
The dancer also revealed that his meeting with his biological mother was eight years ago in the early 2000s. He felt strange and nervous to meet her since he was never adequately obliged having a family.
He was later adopted when he was six months old by a couple named Keith (fireman) and Pam.
Jason was very unhappy in life and always felt traumatized. He openly came out as gay at the age of 16 and also attempted to talk with his adopted mom, Pam about his sexuality. His mother replied that she thought he was on drugs and said to Jason that she knew his sexuality ever since he was a kid.
He was also bullied during his early days. He also suffered from Anorexia between the age 13 and 15. He then traveled to America in a one-way ticket at the age of 19 and claimed that it was the best decision he ever made.
The encouragement and support from his parents made him succeed as an openly gay celebrity choreographer. He is also quite active in the voluntary movement for the gay people deprived of their rights.
He reportedly has a half-brother and two half-sisters from his biological mother. All his step-siblings are married and have their children.
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Has A Partner; Helped His Friend Find Husband
Jason and his fellow openly gay dancer, Louie Spence shares a great comradery with each other. Louie on his 2011 interview for the Mirror magazine revealed that he would have never met his husband, Leto Fernandez if it hadn’t been for been for Jason.
Louie and his husband met at a club, and he thinks it was Jason’s fault, they end up in a bar. He talked about his three years of married life with Leto and credited his man to keep him grounded. Louise also told MIRROR that his husband does not seek unwanted media spotlight.
Talking about his love affairs, Jason on his 2010 Tweet had revealed having a partner. He also admitted that his boyfriend is soon to open his store in London.
Jason Gardiner talks having a partner on 1 June 2018 (Photo: Twitter)
Three years later he shared Valentine's post on 14 February 2013 and wrote that he is off to a very romantic Valentine's dinner in Madrid. He also wished his social media followers to have a romantic moment and also send love for all the single ones. However, after that, he is yet to reveal about his partner.
As of now, he is yet to get married.
How Much Is Jason Gardiner’s Net Worth?
The 48-year-old Choreographer summons his net worth as the judge of the 2018 British ITV show, Dancing on Ice. He was paid a whopping £200,000 in the 2010 season of Dancing on Ice.
Likewise, he also added significant earnings in the ITV’s former Dancing shows including Stepping Out (2013) and Born to Shine in 2011. He also escalated a remunerative paycheck as the judge of the 2005 BBC show, Strictly Dance Fever.
According to Payscale, a professional choreographer earns an average annual salary between $20,213 - $106,006 and Jason working tenure in the showbiz inevitably rises his wealth.
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The Australian Choreographer was born on 11 June 1971 in Melbourne as per wiki. Jason stands at the height of 1.8 m (5' 10¾"), and his birth sign is Scorpio.
The ITV Show Judge has completed a hair transplant treatment worth, $35,000 (£22,000) in 2011. However, four months after the transplant, he is reportedly losing hair again.