James Bender (Christina On The Coast) Bio, Age, Parents, Height, Partner, Job, HGTV, Net worth

James Bender Biography

James Bender is a designer and project manager who works with Christina Hall on HGTV shows such as Christina on the Coast, Christina in the Country, and Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge. He is also a friend and “work-husband” of Christina.

James Bender Age | Birthday

Bender was born on July 27, 1958. He is 64 years old as of 2022. Bender celebrates his birthday on the 27th of July each year.

James Bender Parents

Bender has not revealed much information about his parents. He has posted a few pictures of them on his Instagram account. His father, Franklin Bender passed away in 2015. Moreover, Bender has a sister.

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James Bender Height

Bender has a height measurement of 5 feet and 11 inches (approximately).

James Bender Partner/Spouse

Bender is married to his partner and spouse named Rodger Ortega. The couple tied the knot in December 2019. Bender and his partner celebrate their 3rd year anniversary as a married couple in December 2022.

James Bender Job

Bender is a designer and project manager who works with Christina Hall on various HGTV shows. He is responsible for overseeing the renovation projects, coordinating with contractors and suppliers, and ensuring that the clients’ visions are met. He also contributes to the design process by providing ideas and feedback.

James Bender Christina On The Coast

“Christina On The Coast” is an HGTV show that follows Christina Hall as she transforms clients’ homes with her signature style. Bender joined the show in season 3 as her design-savvy project manager. He helps Christina with the planning, budgeting and execution of the projects. He also shares a close friendship with Christina and calls himself her “work-husband”.

James Bender Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge

“Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge” is an HGTV show that features Christina Hall and Bender as they compete against other teams to create the ultimate Barbie-themed dreamhouse. The show is inspired by the iconic doll and her lifestyle. Bender and Christina use their creativity and skills to transform ordinary spaces into glamorous and fun environments.

Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge Cast

The other HGTV stars cast in Barbie Dreamhouse Challenge are:

James Bender Net Worth

Bender has an estimated net worth of $600K-$800K as of 2023. He earns a decent income from his work on HGTV shows as a designer and project manager.


James is active on Instagram. His Instagram handle is @jamescbender, with 15.8K followers as of July 2023.