Joan Didion

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Writer (1934)
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Relationship Timeline Of Joan Didion

Husband : John Gregory Dunne
Joan Didion and John Gregory Dunne got hitched in 1964 after dating a few years. But sadly, after 39 years of marriage, John passed away on December 30, 2003, due to a heart attack.

Joan Didion is an American novelist, memoir writer, and literary journalist who rose to prominence in the 1960s after winning a Vogue magazine essay contest. Her sociologically themed pieces, which examine the unraveling of American society and morals, are her most well-known works.

The American writer was born on December 5, 1934, to Frank Reese Didion (father), an army, and Eduene Didion (mother) in Sacramento, California, United States. She has a brother, James J.Didion. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English.

Joan Didion Was Married; Who Was Her Husband?

Joan Didion was happily married to her long-time boyfriend, John Gregory Dunne, an American novelist, screenwriter, and literary critic. He is the younger brother of the author, businessman, and television mystery show host Dominick Dunne

Joan Didion's passed away on December 30, 2003.
Joan Didion got hitched with John Gregory Dunne in 1964.
Source: The New York Times

The duo met for the first time in New York. At that time, Joan was working at Vogue. In contrast, John was a writer for Time magazine. The pair then started their romantic relationship.

Eventually, Didion and Dunne tied the knot in 1964 and migrated to Los Angeles, aiming to stay temporarily. But California ultimately became their home for the next 20 years. 

Since their wedding, the romantic couples lived a healthy relationship until the death of John. On December 30, 2003, John died in Manhattan, New York, United States, due to a heart attack.

Joan Didion Adopted a Daughter

Joan and her husband, John, adopted a daughter, Quintana Roo Dunne, in 1966 after not having their biological kid. She was an actress by profession. In 2003, the daughter of Joan got hitched with Gerry Michael

Joan Didion's daughter died on August 26, 2005.
Joan Didion and her husband adopted a daughter in 1966.
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On August 26, 2005, after two years of her father's death, Quintana also passed away at Presbyterian Hospital. She died of complications from the flu that led to pneumonia — then septic shock, an induced coma, a brain bleed, five surgeries, and months in intensive care.

Joan Didion's Net Worth

Joan Didion holds a net worth of $1.6 million, which she accumulated from her professional career as an author. Similarly, Ashley C. Ford, another famous writer, also makes a suitable amount of wealth.

The widow of John Gregory has written many books and quotes to date. She also wrote an essay on going home (pdf), wrote Why I Write Summary and Why I Write Analysis.

Joan Didion holds a net worth of $1.6 million.
Joan Didion is an American novelist, memoir writer, and literary journalist.
Source: The Guardian

The lady's first novel, Run, River. Her best-known works include Slouching Towards Bethlehem (cost= $12.97), Play It As It Lays (cost= $13.28), Where I Was From (cost= $10.81), The Year of Magical Thinking (cost= $9.67), the white album (cost= $13.43), etc.

Didion's nephew Griffin Dunne directed a documentary about her titled Joan Didion: The Center Will Not Hold. The documentary was released by Netflix on October 27, 2017

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