Ty Pennington became America’s sweetheart after he hosted Extreme Makeover Home Edition.
In 2013 the show was canceled and Ty went on to be involved in other projects and gradually went off the public eye.
Ty Pennington was born in Atlanta, Georgia on October 19, 1965, and was diagnosed with ADHD at the age of 17 which made growing up pretty hard for him.
“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 differently.
“Suddenly, I’m where I need to be and you start scoring goals and it all comes together. It’s just because the lens that was dirty and unfocused finally got focused.”
Talking about his career, “I think [my mother] is amazed that I have turned out the way I have,” he said.
It wasn’t easy at first, but he’s sure proud of all that he has been able to pull through especially when it comes to ‘Extreme Home Makeover’.
“I wanted to make a wish of theirs come true. So we got to playing around with different ideas. The company came up with building a house in seven days with six or seven designers, and then chaos ensued,” Ty recalled.
“But that’s what’s great about the show: It kind of creates itself. While the original show they’d planned was more about the chaos of building a house, it evolved into what it is now, which is the type of show where everybody gets involved. It really is phenomenal. It’s the greatest job I think I’ll ever have.”
Ty Pennington today is doing perfectly great and recently he showed he picture of his fiancée showing off a large teardrop-shaped diamond.
“It’s the ‘yes’ for me..,” the caption read.
“I have admired Kellee from afar for years. She’s a beautiful person inside and out,” Pennington told People.
“Luckily our paths finally crossed at the right time. It’s one of those things where you just feel happy being around a person. I never thought I would get married, but she changed that. Glad I waited for the one.”
Kelle Merelle is a 33-year-old social media manager from Vancouver, Canada.
Many couldn’t hold back their happiness and congratulated them on their Instagram pages. We wish him and his beautiful fiancee Kellee all the best in the future!