Justin Gaston

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Justin Gaston
Paparazzo Presents Justin Gaston.jpg
Gaston in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, in 2010
BornJustin Michael Gaston
(1988-08-12) August 12, 1988 (age 30)
Pineville, Louisiana, U.S.
Years active2008–present
Melissa Ordway (m. 2012)

Justin Michael Gaston (born August 12, 1988) is an American singer-songwriter, model, and actor who was also a contestant on Nashville Star on season 6. He finished 10th overall out of 12 contestants. He portrayed the role of Ben Rogers on Days of Our Lives for less than four months in 2014.

He appeared on the magazine cover of Tetu in 2013.[1]


In 2006, Justin Gaston left his hometown of Pineville, Louisiana, to pursue a career in acting. Gaston first worked as an underwear model for Christian Audigier, Adidas, International Jock, and Hugo Boss.[citation needed]

Gaston appeared as Taylor Swift's love interest on her 2008 music video for "Love Story", and also appeared on the pilot episode of the television series Glee, which premiered on the Fox network on May 19, 2009.[2]

In February 2010, Gaston began appearing on Simon Fuller's interactive reality show, the If I Can Dream webseries, which aired on Hulu. The show provided round-the-clock coverage of the daily lives of five aspiring stars who had moved into a house in Hollywood, California. Gaston's costars were Ben Elliott, Giglianne Braga, Kara Killmer, and Amanda Phillips.

On April 14, 2010, Gaston performed a duet on Simon Fuller's American Idol with Brooke White, the fifth place finalist on season 7. Gaston's song choice was the Elvis Presley ballad, "If I Can Dream".[3]

In June 2010 Gaston posed nude in a photo shoot for PETA's "Rather Go Naked Than Wear Fur" ad campaign along with Ben Elliott and Giglianne Braga.[4]

During the summer of 2010, Gaston was a temporary opening act for American Idol winner Kris Allen.[5]

On February 6, 2014, it was announced that Gaston joined the cast of the soap opera Days of Our Lives. He played the role of Jordan Ridgeway's brother, Ben Rogers, making his first appearance on February 27, 2014.[6] Gaston was let go from the series at the end of the first 13-weeks of his contract cycle; he was replaced by former All My Children actor Robert Scott Wilson.[7]

Personal life[edit]

Gaston was born in Pineville, Louisiana. He attended Pineville High School. He competed in track and field, finishing sixth in the pole vault at the 2005 Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) 4A State Championship meet. Gaston achieved a height of 12' 6" in the competition.[8]

Gaston married actress Melissa Ordway on September 22, 2012.[9] In 2016, Gaston and Ordway adopted their first child, a daughter they named Olivia.[10] Ordway gave birth to their second daughter, Sophia, in December 2017.[11][12]


Year Title Role Notes
2011 Deadly Sibling Rivalry Police Officer
2011 Escapee Kyle
2012 Game Change Levi Johnston
2014 Ice Scream Mark
2014 The Concerto Shane
2014 Hollywood Miles Chad
2015 The Unauthorized Full House Story John Stamos
2016 Until We Meet Again Shane
2018 Beautifully Flawed James Lead role
Year Title Role Notes
2008 Nashville Star Himself Three episodes; Sixth season contestant
2009 Glee Football Player One episode; "Pilot"
2010 If I Can Dream Himself 18 episodes
2012 Single Ladies Gavin One episode
2013 The Client List J. D. Whitman One episode
2014 Days of Our Lives Ben Rogers 22 episodes

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  1. ^ "Justin Gaston | Photoshoot | Tetu Magazine | Nautical | Spring 2013 Fashion". homorazzi.com. 2013-03-30. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
  2. ^ "Fox Holds "Glee" Tryouts After "American Idol" Tuesday, May 19 – New One-Hour Musical Comedy Series to Preview Post-American Idol" (Press release). Fox Broadcasting Company. March 5, 2009. Archived from the original on October 22, 2013. Retrieved May 19, 2009.
  3. ^ Kaufman, Gil (2010-04-15). "Brooke White, Justin Gaston Smolder In 'Idol' Duet - Music, Celebrity, Artist News". MTV. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  4. ^ "The PETA Files". PETA.org. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  5. ^ "Who Wants a Happy Ending?". If I Can Dream. Season 1. Episode 18. Los Angeles, California. 2010-06-29. Hulu.
  6. ^ "Justin Gaston Cast As Jordan's Brother Ben On Days Of Our Lives!". Michael Fairman On-Air On-Soaps. 2014-02-06. Retrieved 2014-05-03.
  7. ^ Kroll, Dan J (April 14, 2014). "DAYS hires AMC's Rob Wilson as its new Ben". SoapCentral. Retrieved April 16, 2014.
  8. ^ "Louisiana High School Athletic Association" (PDF). Lhsaa.org. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-04-07. Retrieved 2012-03-20.
  9. ^ "Miley Cyrus Ex Justin Gaston Weds Melissa Ordway". E! Online. Retrieved 2012-09-25.
  10. ^ Young, Candace (2016-05-03). "Melissa Ordway and Justin Gaston Welcome Baby Girl". Soaps.sheknows.com. Retrieved 2016-05-25.
  11. ^ Kimble, Lindsay (July 12, 2017). "Melissa Ordway Pregnant. Expecting Second Child". People.com. Retrieved July 12, 2017.
  12. ^ SOD (December 11, 2017). "Y&R's Melissa Ordway Welcomes Daughter". Soap Opera Digest. United States: American Media, Inc. Odyssey Magazine Publishing Group Inc. Archived from the original on December 11, 2017. Retrieved December 11, 2017.

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