Ty Pennington is a famous television personality who has appeared in the TLC home improvement reality TV show Trading Spaces, and the ABC reality TV series: Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
He has authored his own books Ty’s Tricks: Home Repair Secrets Plus Cheap and Easy Projects to Transform Any Room, and Good Design Can Change Your Life: Beautiful Rooms, Inspiring Stories.
Before garnering fame as a carpenter in reality shows, Ty was an actor and model. Today, he is not just inclining his career to new heights of success but is also enjoying a blissful married life with his beautiful wife. Let's find out more about him in the content below.
Family- Parents & Siblings
Ty Pennington was born on October 19, 1964, to his parents Yvonne Burton and his father Mr. Pennington. When Ty was just a child, his parents separated and he started to live with his mom.
Talking about his siblings, he has a brother named Wynn Pennington who now works at Motovino Wine Company.
They were raised by a single mother who was a school psychologist until her mother decided to remarry her husband. Their stepdad adopted them and gave them his name and affection.
There isn't much information about their biological dad. It seems they lost contact with each other after the separation but his stepdad was a part of his family when he and his brother grew up.
Early Life And Education
Ty Pennington grew up with his brother in Atlanta, Georgia, U.S. He went to Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia.
Then later, he attended Kennesaw State University where he majored in art and history. Ty Pennington was a self-learner he used to learn woodworking and began teaching himself about carpentry and home improvement.
He transferred to the Art Institute Of Atlanta, from where he graduated with a bachelor's degree in graphic design.
How Did Ty Pennington Become Famous?
Ty was cast by the modeling agency when he was in college. In 1995, Ty Pennington became a set designer for the movie ‘Leaving Las Vegas".
He appeared in the independent movie ‘The Adventures of Ociee Nash’. Later, Pennington published his first book ‘Ty's Tricks: Home Repair Secrets Plus Cheap and Easy Projects to Transform Any Room’ in (2003). He is best known for his appearance in Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
He was seen in the HGTV show TY Breaker in January 2021. He also appeared as a host for Rock The Block, a renovation competition series for HGTV.
Blissfully Married To Wife Kellee Merrell
Ty Pennington is happily married to his beautiful wife Kellee Merrell. The duo knew each other for more than 10 years before they decided to turn their friendship into a relationship.
Ty and Kellee were friends since 2010 and stayed connected through the years. It was in early 2020 when the pair reconnected through their mutual friends.
The duo eventually discovered the chemistry between them and began dating. Ty then proposed to his girlfriend Kellee on July 28, 2021, over a mug of morning coffee at their Palm Coast, Florida home.
They got married in the same year in an intimate wedding ceremony in their backyard on November 27, 2021. They initially had plans to get married in Italy but they had to change their wedding venue to their Savannah, Georgia home because of COVID-19.
The couple recently celebrated their 1st wedding anniversary. Ty shared a beautiful video from their wedding on Instagram and wrote that he made the best decision of his life one year ago, which is marrying his best friend Kellee.
Similarly, he has been giving insights into their married life every now and then by sharing cute and beautiful pictures with his partner-in-crime.
Who Is His Wife Kellee Merrell?
Kellee, who is 24 years younger than Ty, is a social media manager by profession.
Her husband Ty is responsible for renovating and improvising homes in various shows while she is involved in managing a brand's presence on social media platforms.
She is originally from Vancouver, Canada, where she earned her early education. She also met the love of her life in Canada, in Toronto.
Past Relationship And Ex-Girlfriend
Before falling in love with Kellee and getting married to her, he was in a long relationship with Andrea "Drea" Bock. The former couple was in a dating relationship for around 13 years before they decided to go their separate ways.
In 2000, Ty was working as a carpenter on Trading Spaces where Drea was his manager. However, their relationship began even before the show aired.
Ty Pennington and his ex-partner Andrea "Drea" Bock reportedly began dating in 1996 and eventually split in 2009.
Despite being together for such a long time, they never got married and don't have any kids together.
Does Ty Pennington Have Children?
Ty Pennington has been in a few relationships before his marriage to Kelle. He doesn't have any children with his wife or any other previous partners.
What Is Ty Pennington's Net Worth?
Ty Pennington is an American television host, model, philanthropist, House designer, and carpenter. Ty Pennington is probably most famous for being the host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition which aired on ABC from 2003 – 2012. Due to the fame and success achieved as a television personality, author, and carpenter, his net worth as of 2023 is estimated to be around $12 million.
Ty Pennington is a hilarious and fun-loving friendly person. He has a great physique even at the age of 58. He stands at a height of 1.83 m (around 6 feet) and weighs around 75 kg. He has got beautiful blue eyes and long hair.