Ty Pennington Biography
Born Gary Tygert Burton, Ty Pennington is a television host, carpenter, author, and philanthropist. He is widely known for being the host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2003-2012) on ABC. Pennington is also known for the TLC reality series Trading Spaces where he was featured as a carpenter. He hosted Ty’s Great British Adventure on UKTV Home in the United Kingdom. Pennington is also featured on HGTV’s Ty Breaker and Battle on the Beach. He currently manufactures a line of furniture for the Howard Miller Company.
Ty Pennington Age | Birthday
Pennington is 57 years old as of 2021. He was born on October 19, 1964. The TV host, Pennington celebrates his birthday on the 19th of October each year.
Ty Pennington Family
Pennington was born in Atlanta, Georgia to his parents; Yvonne Vickery Bruton, his mother, and his father. Ty’s mother, Yvonne Burton was a psychologist. Besides, his mother and father divorced when Pennington and his brother were still very young. However, his mother, Yvonne Vickery remarried, and his new husband adopted Pennington and his older brother Wynn, giving them his surname Pennington.
Ty Pennington Height
Pennington stands at a height measurement of 6 feet (1.83 meters).
Ty Pennington Wife
Pennington is married to Kellee Merell since November 2021. The duo first met back in 2010 while Pennington was filming in Toronto. They stayed connected through mutual friends and in early 2020, Pennington and Merell reconnected and decided to quarantine together. In July 2021, the carpenter proposed to Kellee over morning coffee in his house. Ty and Kellee tied the knot in a wedding ceremony In November 2021 with only eight guests in their under-construction home in Savannah, Georgia. Moreover, Ty’s wife, Kellee Merell is a social media manager originally from Vancouver.
Ty Pennington Children
Currently, Pennington does not have children. He was in a long-term relationship with Andrea Bock (dated for 13 years), however, the two never tied the knot and never had children or a daughter as per speculations. Neither does Pennington has a child with his wife Kellee Merell as of May 2022.
Ty Pennington Education
Pennington went to Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia. Upon high school graduation, he first attended Kennesaw State University, where he majored in art and history then he transferred to the Art Institute of Atlanta, from where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in graphic design.
Ty Pennington Job
Pennington is a carpenter, television host, author, and former model. He learned woodworking early in life and began teaching himself about carpentry and home improvement. After College, Pennington started working as a model. He landed print jobs for J.Crew, Swatch, and Sprite. He also appeared in television spots for Diet Coke, Levi’s, Macy’s, and Bayer, among others.
Moreover, Ty’s professional career in design kicked off when he appeared on the TLC reality show Trading Spaces. He then went on to become a host of the ABC series Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. The show ran for 9 seasons until 2012. Besides, Pennington also hosted Ty’s Great British Adventure on UKTV Home in the United Kingdom.
Additionally, Pennington joined HGTV, and in 2021, he began co-hosting Rock The Block in its 2nd season. He also hosts HGTV’s Ty Breaker and is featured as a mentor in Battle on the Beach on HGTV.
Ty Pennington HGTV, Ty Breaker, and Battle on the Beach
Ty is the host of HGTV’s Ty Breaker which premiered in 2021. a show that features him helping families struggling to make their homes work for their changing lives. He is also featured on HGTV’s Rock The Block as a host and on Battle on the Beach as a mentor. Ty started hosting Rock on the Block in its second season and returns on season 3 also as a host.
Moreover, Ty is joined by Alison Victoria and Taniya Nayak as mentors of season 2 of Battle on the Beach as house flippers compete to win $50, 000. Season 2 of Battle on the Beach premieres on June 5, 2022.
Ty Pennington Net worth
Pennington has an estimated net worth of $12 million. He is a television host, carpenter, and philanthropist. Pennington is famous for being the host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition on ABC. He features on HGTV’s Ty Breaker and Battle on the Beach.