James C Bender, aka Christina Hall’s work husband on Christina on the Coast, has been a part of the show since 2021’s Season 3. James is the interior designer and project manager featured on the HGTV show. In addition to being one of Christina’s closest workmates, he also shares a close friendship with her. But, of course, when it comes to choosing partners IRL, these two workmates had other people in mind. Christina secretly tied the knot with Joshua Hall and James, her project manager, got married to Roger Ortega.
Having said that, let us tell you who Roger Ortega is in the rest of the writing.
Meet Roger Ortega, Designer James C Bender’s Husband
Roger Ortega has been designer James C Bender’s husband since 2019. The day when they got married in Palm Springs, California is not only memorable to the two of them but also to their photographer Justine Joy who took some lovely shots of them in matching tuxedos. Two years later, showed these photos on his IG gushing that he was feeling “super sentimental tonight”. He wrote that he will always feel beyond privileged to not only witness but also photograph this day back in 2019. He said James is one of his favorite humans on this planet and that he and Roger together are absolutely magnetic. Justine also called their wedding one of the most lovely weddings he had ever attended.
Roger and James likely started seeing each other in early 2014. Because this is around the time, they started putting their pictures together on social media. Also, especially between 2014 and 205, they were more into documenting their memories together on social media.
Apart from traveling, they were also seen celebrating pride and Mexican Independence Day.
James, unlike his work partner, Christina, did not secretly tie the knot. But, like she and her partner, James and Roger too seem to value privacy when they can get it. Because despite working on many reality TV shows on HGTV, James has managed to separate his personal life from his professional one. He and his husband, therefore, are able to lead a very private life.
James has previously appeared on many home renovation shows including Christina’s Christina in the Country.
The same year he joined Christina on the coast, he also did n outstanding job s a supervising design producer on House Hunters Renovation. In fact, he has since long been part of the former reality show on HGTV. He first appeared on the House Hunters Renovation as one of its cast in 2012 during Season 3. Also, his job in each one of these programs has been as a design producer.
Roger Ortega Age
Roger was born Roger Duane Ortega in 1966. So, he turned 56 years old in 2022. James, his husband is older than him as he reached the age of 64 in November 2022.
Roger Ortega Job
Until late 2022, Roger Ortega had been working as an account executive at Blue Shield of California in Woodland Hills for river 16 years.
Before this, for four years, he was at Universalcare as their employer services representative and account manager.
Between 1997 and 1999, Roger oversaw new business sales at Prudential Healthcare in Downtown Los Angeles, and for four years before that, he was a sales coordinator at Foundation Health. In this way, Roger did many similar jobs. He seems to have started working s of 1985.
Where Did Roger Ortega Complete His Education?
The last time, Roger Ortega studied was between 1980 and 1984, when he went to Fountain Valley High School in Fountain Valley, California. He also explained his activities and societies while there, on his LinkedIn. He wrote about how he was a DJ at the student radio station and a trumpet player in the marching band. While there, Roger also spent 3 years of it studying Mandarin Chinese. He was a Student Alumni representative for the Class of 2001.
Is Roger Ortega On Instagram?
Yes. Roger Ortega could be found on Instagram @roger_ortega_ortega with 70 posts and 130 followers as of 12 December 2022. This page, however, was kept private. So in case, you need to look at Roger, he could be seen from time to time on James’s Instagram (@jamescbender) instead.
James’ IG is filled with snaps of the home renovation projects he has worked on. It included 13.8K followers so far. Here, James also has plenty of pictures of him and his work-wife Christina. In fact, some maybe even considered them to be husband and wife for real.
When Is Roger Ortega’s Birthday?
Roger Ortega’s birthday is in February. As for James, he celebrates it on July 27th.
Where Is Roger Ortega From?
Roger Ortega comes from Palm Springs city in the Sonoran Desert of southern California. If you don’t know, the city is known for its hot springs, stylish hotels, golf courses, and spas. It is also loved for its many fine examples of midcentury-modern architecture.
Speaking of Roger’s ethnicity, he seems to have his original roots back in Mexico.
How Tall Is Roger Ortega?
Roger Ortega stands below 6 feet in height, which is seemingly shorter than the one his husband stands to. James who sports many tattoos is taller than James.