Ty Pennington became an American hero as the host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Alongside a big team of construction workers and other local companies, he helped families in need to get a new start in life, moving them into truly wonderful new homes.
In 2011, ABC announced that the program was to be cancelled, with Pennington moving on to new projects. However, as of today, he has pretty much disappeared from the public eye.
So how did Ty Pennington get to the top of the television celebrity ladder? And what does he look like today? Here’s all you need to know!
If there’s one thing that makes us smile, it’s seeing other people happy. For some, life has been harsh for different reasons, and often it can seem as though nothing will help.
Furthermore, it’s often these people that are the least selfish ones, and even though life might be hard on them, they always stay positive, even going out of their way to help others.
These people deserve credit, pure and simply. And one show that made its name by giving it to them was Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.
The popular program, which aired on ABC, had host Ty Pennington and his crew of interior designers and construction workers build dream homes for families desperately in need of help. These families deserved wonderful homes, and viewers got to see old and broken-down houses being transformed and refurbed into masterpieces.
At the same time, Extreme Makeover also had its fair share of criticism. Some of the families were even forced to later move out due to huge utility bills.
For Ty, the show brought him fame and love from both viewers and the families involved. But when the show was cancelled in 2013, he pretty much disappeared.
So what really happened to Ty? Here’s all you need to know about him!
Ty Pennington was born on October 19, 1965, in Atlanta, Georgia. As a young child, he had ADHD, which made life pretty hard. But it wasn’t until age 17 that he was actually diagnosed.
Speaking with Access Hollywood, Pennington explained that he was “out of control” as a child – both troublesome in school and extremely disruptive.
One time, his mother was called into school. When she arrived, her son was naked, running around.
His behaviour wasn’t great, and Pennington was forced to change schools seven(!) times. Doctors gave Ty antihistamines and he later on received ADHD medication in college. After that point, he started improving.
“I didn’t care so much about the grades, I just knew I was frustrated and then when I went to see the doctor, I wasn’t stoked about being told I had a mental disorder and needed medication,” he said.
“As a teenager, you don’t want to hear that. But once I started, the first thing I noticed was that I started reading the soccer game and noticed where players were and saw it in a different way.