Johanna Griggs Husband, Children, Family, Net Worth
Johanna Griggs is an Australian television presenter and also a one-time competitive swimmer. She gained her popularity as a medaled competitive swimmer. Later on in her career, she started hosting Seven Network's Better Homes and Gardens for more than a decade.
The former World ranked backstroker was one of Australia's youngest Commonwealth Games swimmers but later had to end swimming career due to chronic fatigue syndrome. She then switched path to networking field and started her television career.
What Is Johanna's Net Worth?
Johanna accumulates a large sum of salary from her television career. Her ex-husband, who is an Australian actor has the net worth of $3 million. Similarly, with her current husband, she lives a luxurious life. The TV star proved she's no wallflower in the market, having just sold her Northern Beaches abode in Sydney for $3.6 million. She even purchased the Collaroy home in 2011 for $1.15 million.
Johanna started as a swimmer, but in the early nineties, she built a solid career in media. She entered the television industry as a host and began hosting Seven Network's Better Homes and Gardens for many years. Other than that she has also covered many sporting events for seven sports.
The sportswoman has been in the public eye since she competed in the 1990 Commonwealth Games at the age of 16. She bagged a Bronze medal in 100 m backstrokes but retired from the sports when she had chronic fatigue syndrome at the age of 17.
She tried to make her comeback in 1992 but had to withdraw from the Olympic trial after she hospitalized with pleurisy. The former swimmer then transitioned herself into a beloved TV personality. In 2009, she joined as a fill-in presenter in Seven News Sydney and later replaced Alex Cullen as a full-time presenter. The TV presenter then called it quit in 2010 citing that she wanted to spend more time with her family.
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Married Twice? Transforms Into Young Grandmother!
Johanna got married in 1995 with Gary Sweet, who is an established actor. He is a well-known star in his own right, having appeared in classic Australian dramas such as Police Rescue, Stingers, and House Husbands. Their marriage only lasted for four years from 1995 to 1999, but the pair shared two children, Jesse James, and Joe Sweet.
She then got married to building foreman Todd Huggins. The pair tied the knot in a private ceremony, which was a very low-key wedding gathering of close family and friends in Sydney in 2006. The couple happily resides in Sydney.
'He's the bomb ... he’s hands down my best mate' The 45-year-old couldn't stop talking good about her handsome love, published on 15 August 2016 ( Photo: dailymail.co.uk)
While the former swimmer's love life is still going strong, so is her career. Johanna became a grandmother at a very young age. Her youngest son Joe and his wife Katie welcomed a baby boy named Jax. She thinks it's incredible to be young grandparents and be young enough to do things with them and to be able to help them out. Despite being busy, she is still managing to juggle her grandmother duties with a very hectic work schedule.
Johanna Griggs was born on 17 October 1973 (age 45) in Harbord, New South Wales, Australia. She holds Australian nationality and has Australian-white ethnicity. She stands at the height of six feet (183 cm).
She has an honorary degree from Macquarie University, Sydney. She received the Doctor of Letter in September 2009.