Gracia Benesho is an American health care professional who works as a nurse. She is, however, better known as the longtime girlfriend turned wife of ice hockey player Brady Skjei. Gracia has been by Brady’s side for many years, playing a pivotal behind-the-scenes role that has enabled him to succeed in his career. Her husband, who plays as a defenseman in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Carolina Hurricanes, was the 28th overall pick in the 2012 NHL Draft.
Profile Summary of Gracia Bonesho
- Full Name: Gracia Bonesho
- Year of Birth: 1994
- Education: Lakeville North High School, University of Wisconsin-Madison
- Ethnicity: White
- Nationality: American
- Profession: Registered Nurse
- Marital Status: Married
- Gracia Bonesho Husband: Brady Skjei
- LinkedIn: Gracia Bonesho
Gracia Bonesho is a Native of Minnesota
Gracia Benoesho is the daughter of Carole and Steve Bonesho who works as a developer. Gracia has a younger sibling, a sister named Annalise Bonesho. She is from the same hometown as her partner Brady Skjei. The pair are from the Minneapolis-Saint Paul exurb of Lakeville in the U.S. state of Minnesota. Unfortunately, details about her birth date are not known, unlike her famous husband who we know was born on the 26th of March. The duo were however both born in 1994.
For her high school education, Bonesho attended Lakeville North High School, the same school where her future husband began playing hockey and was outstanding at it. He was notably named Rookie of the Year in his first year with the team before receiving the Most Valuable Player award in the second year. Gracia Bonesho herself was also interested in sports. She was notably a part of her school’s soccer team.
While it is not clear who made the first move to the other and how they generally began their relationship, Bonesho and Skjei began dating in high school and have remained together ever since.
She Attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison
After graduating from high school in 2012, Gracia Bonesho opted against pursuing a career as a soccer player. She instead enrolled at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, attending its School of Nursing. During her time in college, she became a member of her school’s Delta Gamma-Omega Chapter – a fraternity/sisterhood built on a commitment to making the world better through not only service but also a deep appreciation for each individual.
Bonesho was not just scaling through her nursing program as she was an outstanding student. She made the Dean’s List in 2014 and 2015, the latter of which she earned a scholarship to complete before graduating in 2016.
Gracia Bonesho is a Registered Nurse and Certified Lactation Counselor
Gracia Bonesho spent many years studying and working hard to become a health care professional. After achieving this in 2016 when she graduated, she began practicing at NYU Langone Medical Center and Lenox Hill Hospital.
Gracia was first hired as a Staff Nurse in the Emergency Observation/Short Stay Unit at NYU Langone Medical Center. She was later promoted to Senior Staff Nurse and after completing the AACN/UHC Nurse Residency Program for New Grads, she moved to the Mother/Baby Unit of the hospital in 2018. Since 2019, she has also held the position of Transition Nurse at Lenox Hill Hospital.
List of Certifications
- Certified Nursing Assistant – Minnesota Department of Health
- Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) – American Heart Association
- Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers (BLS) – American Heart Association
- Neonatal Resuscitation Program – American Academy of Pediatrics
- Certified Lactation Counselor (CLC) – The Academy of Lactation Policy and Practice
Brady Skjei and Gracia Bonesho Got Married in 2021
It is believed that Gracia Bonesho sought employment in New York after she became a Registered Nurse in 2016 so that she could be close to her boyfriend. Skjei had in 2015 signed a contract with the New York Rangers. Things appeared to have been going well between them as they were once again together but everything got complicated in 2020 after Skjei was traded to the Carolina Hurricanes in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Regardless of the complications their working schedules brought to the table, Brady and Gracia would go ahead to exchange vows in August 2021. The pair appear to be very happy together as they frequently post photos of themselves out and about or spending quality time together.