Candace Bushnell Biography

(American author, Journalist, Television producer)

Candace Bushnell is a Newyork Times Bestselling author, Journalist, and television producer.

More about the relationship

Candace Bushnell is a divorced woman. She is not dating as of now. Previously, she was married to professional dancer, Charles Askegard.

They exchange the vows just after eight weeks of the meeting. On July 4, 2002, the duo tied the wedding knot on the beach by Catherine Flanagan Stover, the Nantucket town clerk and justice of the peace.

She wore a white Ralph Lauren cocktail dress to her wedding while her husband wore a white Prada suit.

Sadly, their marriage didn’t long last citing experience disorienting. They separated in 2012.

In an interview, she stated that “In further days, if she gets married again, she will marry someone who is of her age and has grown kids.”

Relationship Facts of Candace Bushnell

  • Candace Bushnell is not having an affair with anyone presently.
  • Her sexual orientation is straight.
  • At the age of 43, Candace got married.
  • She was ten years older than her then-husband.
  • She once stated that she never wanted kids.
  • She dated a publisher, Ron Galotti in 1995.

Who is Candace Bushnell?

Candace Bushnell is a Newyork Times Bestselling author, Journalist, and television producer.

She is best known for her writing a column for The New York Observer (1994-96) that was later adapted into a book named Sex and the City.

Candace Bushnell: Age, Family, Siblings, Ethnicity

Candace was born in Glastonbury, CT on December 1, 1958. According to her birth date, she is 63 years old as of 2021 Her Zodiac sign is Sagittarius.

The name of her parents is Calvin L. Bushnell (father) and Camille Salonia (mother). Her father, Calvin was one of the inventors of the Air-Cooled Hydrogen Fuel Cell that was used in the Apollo space missions in the 1960s.

She has two younger sisters named Alyssa Bushnell and Deirdre Bushnell. Further, she is of American nationality and she belongs to mixed (English and Italian) ancestry.


Candace went to Rice University in Houston, Texas. In the late 1970s, she moved to New York where she attended New York University.

Candace Bushnell: Professional Life, Career

At the age of 19, Candace sold her first children’s story to a publisher, Simon & Schuster which was never published. She earlier worked as a freelance journalist for various publications for many years. In 1993, she joined as a writer for The New York Observer, and during that time she created a humorous column for the paper (1994–96) called “Sex and the City”.

In 1995, the column was published in an anthology in the year 1995, and sold to HBO as a series in 1996 sharing the same name. The series featured Sarah Jessica Parker as Carrie Bradshaw from 1998 until 2004. In 2005, she appeared as a judge in the reality television show Wickedly Perfect aired on CBS. Similarly, she hosts a live weekly talk show on Sirius Satellite Radio in 2007. Bushnell wrote the 2009 web series, The Boardroom, a comedic series about women over 40 dealing with workplace issues starring Jennie Garth.

Furthermore, her other books are,

  • 4 Blondes (2000)
  • Trading UP (2003)
  • Lipstick Jungle (2005)
  • One-Fifth Avenue (2008)
  • The Carrie Diaries (2010)
  • Summer and the City (2011)
  • Killing Monica (2015)
  • Is There Still in the City? (2019)

Awards and Honored

  • Candace won the 2006 Matrix Award for her books.
  • She was honored with the Albert Einstein Spirit of Achievement Award.

Rumors, Controversy

Candace has managed to maintain a clean profile. To date, she hasn’t been part of any sorts of rumors and controversy that create a huge buzz in the media.

Candace Bushnell: Net Worth, Salary

As of 2022, Candance has amassed an estimated net worth of around $40 million throughout her multiple careers as an author, producer, and journalist.

Her salary, real estate, and other earnings are still under review.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Talking about  Candace’s physical appearance, she has a fair complexion with a towering height. Likewise, she has a blue pair of eyes and blonde hair color.

Her precise height and weight aren’t available in the media at the moment.

Social Media

The journalist has a verified Instagram account where she has more than 53.6k followers. Similarly, she has over 73.2k followers on her Twitter account and 70k followers on Facebook.

She shares her email id [email protected] for any business inquiries.


  • Her nickname is Candy.
  • She is an avid pet lover.

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