HGTV has a penchant for creating shows featuring married couples as hosts, and they seem to have hit the nail on the head with the formula, as evidenced by the immense popularity of Fixer Upper with Joanna and Chip Gaines.
In keeping with the Fixer Upper vibe, HGTV enlisted another married couple, Cristi Dozier and Ben Dozier, for their show Building Roots, who, like the Gaines, have a growing family, complement each other, and have been together for a long time.
Co-executive producer and showrunner Michelle McDonald attest to the authenticity of Ben and Cristi, saying, “Ben and Cristi are the real deal.”
“True salt-of-the-earth people. Their designs are very architectural and high caliber, yet attainable. They are inspired by their surroundings and love using natural materials, plus Ben’s designs always tell a story.”
Who are Ben and Cristi Dozier?
The HGTV series Building Roots featured Cristi and her husband, Ben as co-stars. The couple, who originally hails from Austin, Texas, now resides in the picturesque town of Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
They build, design, and renovate properties inspired by the area’s stunning natural beauty. Cristi and her husband founded Root Design Company in 2004 before relocating to Colorado.
She also manages The Root House Coffee + Shop, their espresso and cocktail bar. “Building Roots debuted on HGTV in 2021.
Ben and Cristi Dozier met when they were 13 years old
Ben and Cristi first met when they were 13 years old in their hometown of Austin, Texas. They met at a church youth group after Cristi’s parents’ divorce, and according to Ben, they fell in love immediately.
Their first date was at a debutante ball hosted at Ben’s house, and Cristi was touched when he got her a corsage, although Ben thought it was called a “croissant.”
The couple married on March 18, 2000, at the age of 23, and their anniversary happens to be on the same day as Cristi’s sister Amy’s birthday.
Amy’s future husband, also named Ben and whom she met through the church, was Ben’s best man, while Amy was the maid of honor.
Ben Dozier and Cristi Dozier sitting near a cliff (Source: Instagram)
The couple shared their love story on Amy’s podcast 4 Things with Amy Brown in an episode where they talked about their personal life and how they started their journey in the design and building industry.
Things weren’t always so great for Ben and Cristi’s marriage. But it’s inspiring to hear how Ben and Cristi were able to overcome the challenges they faced in their marriage and come out stronger on the other side.
Ben and Cristi Dozier are proud parents of 4 children
Ben and Cristi started Root Design Company in 2003, a few years into their marriage, when their daughter, Adelyn, was nine months old.
The couple went on to have three sons named Gunnison Alan, Benjamin ‘Creede,’ and Christopher ‘South.’ According to HGTV, the two youngest boys’ names were inspired by towns in Colorado that hold special meaning to the couple.
Their children can often be seen on their instagram accounts, where they like to share family moments. The family currently resides in Pagosa Springs, Colorado, where they own a 100-year-old Victorian home on a river.
The property serves as their home, and The Root Studio, a converted barn that the Doziers use as studio space.
Despite having a separate workspace, the couple admits that their work often spills into their home, with the kitchen table being a favorite spot to get work done.
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Kylie McDevitt Has Been Married to Her Husband Jason Kelce for Five Years
Kylie McDevitt is highly supportive of her husband, Jason Kelce.
Kylie McDevitt has been in a joyful marital relationship with American football player Jason Kelce since 2018.
McDevitt and Kelce first connected through the dating app called Tinder. In a documentary by Amazon Prime Video, the football player revealed that his now-wife initially did not recognize that the person she matched on Tinder was an athlete because none of his Tinder photos featured him in his Philadelphia Eagles attire.
After talking for a few days online, the couple decided to meet for the first time at Kelce’s friend’s bar. However, their first date didn’t go as smoothly as planned because the football player fell asleep in just 45 minutes due to excessive drinking.
Following their unsuccessful first date, Kelce reached out to McDevitt the next day and asked for another chance to meet. Since that day, the couple officially started dating.
Later, the couple made their relationship Instagram official on November 11, 2015, when McDevitt shared a black-and-white photo with her now husband and wrote, “Thank goodness you swiped right too.”
Kylie McDevitt and Jason Kelce got married after being in a relationship for three years. (Source: Instagram)
After being in a content relationship for nearly three years, the football player asked McDevitt to marry him. The couple shared the details of their engagement on the New Heights podcast.
McDevitt stated, “Let’s be abundantly clear. When he asked me to marry him, he got back in the truck and said, ‘This isn’t the most romantic way to do this,’ and I immediately started crying because I knew what was happening only because he referenced being romantic.”
Soon after their engagement, the couple exchanged the vow at the Logan Hotel in Philadelphia on April 14, 2018, in the presence of 170 guests.
Throughout their marriage, the duo has remained committed to one another. On the occasion of their first anniversary, Kelce shared the throwback pictures from their wedding day.
Alongside the post, she captioned, “One year ago today we stood in front of our closest friends and family and vowed our love and commitment to each other. I am so beyond grateful that I get to share my life with this man. Happy one year J!”
Kylie McDevitt and Jason Kelce are proud parents of three children
Just one year after McDevitt and Kelce’s wedding, they welcomed their first child Wyatt Elizabeth on October 2, 2019.
Shortly after giving birth to their first child, the football player told the reporter, “I’m very tired. The last few nights at the hospital have been pretty long.” He also mentioned that the mother and the baby were in good health, and everything went smoothly.
Likewise, Kelce posted the picture of the newborn baby resting on McDevitt’s chest on Instagram and captioned, “Chunked up the Deuces on her way out.”
Since then, the duo has frequently posted many pictures of themselves with their first daughter on social media. For instance, on August 17, 2020, McDevitt shared the image of the football player carrying their daughter on his back.
Alongside the picture, she expressed that the two people in the picture brought immense joy to her heart.
After two years of welcoming their first child, the couple welcomed their second daughter on March 4, 2021. Shortly after the birth, the footballer’s wife shared the first picture of the newborn baby on Instagram, accompanied by a simple caption that read, “Elliotte Ray Kelce has arrived.”
Likewise, in September 2022, McDevitt announced that she and her husband were expecting a baby for the third time. Later in an interview with People, she gave an update on her pregnancy.
McDevitt stated that with their third child on the way, she felt all familiar feelings. She went on to elaborate, “It’s like right when you think there’s no room left, somehow your body makes room. So they are still stretching, even though she swears there’s no room,” highlighting their unplanned pregnancy.
The couple welcomed their third daughter, Bennett Llewellyn, on February 23, 2023. Similar to their previous announcements, the footballer’s wife shared a photo of their third child and captioned it, “Yesterday, little lady #3 joined us.”
The family of five is now happily living their life together. On July 26, 2023, McDevitt shared a picture of her family enjoying time together at the beach ahead of the NFL season.
Kylie McDevitt is a hockey player and philanthropist by profession
McDevitt was a hockey player since her college days. She was actively involved in field hockey during her time at Lower Marion High School in Ardmore, Pennsylvania.
According to her Cabrini Athletics page, she was named to the All-CSAC First Team and ECAC South All-Stars First Team and scored 15 total points on five goals and five assists during her senior year in 2016
Likewise, in 2019, Kelce’s wife became part of the Cabrini Field Hockey team. She has also been the head coach at her former high school.
Apart from being a hockey player, she is also a philanthropist. Her husband Kelce established his foundation, (Be)Philly, a non-profit dedicated to improving the lives of Philadelphia’s youth, in October 2022.
The bio of the nonprofit’s website reads, “Whether my family, my friends, or my fellow Philadelphians, I have always felt an overwhelming love and support that has helped me reach my dreams and potential on and off the field. Now it’s my turn.”
McDevitt has also been actively involved in fundraising efforts for the Eagles Autism Foundation. She hosts an annual event at Ocean Drive in Sea Isle City, New Jersey, from which she raised $150,000.
She has also been volunteering from an early age. During her high school, she worked with the Special Olympics of New Jersey and helped pack boxes to send to troops.
Ariana Madix’s Dating History With Former Boyfriend Tom Sandoval
Nine years of relationship down the drain.
Ariana Madix is a television personality, bartender, actress, model, and author from the United States.
She is best known as the cast member of the Bravo reality show Vanderpump Rules. She was introduced in Season 2 of the show and has been a core member since then.
Her life since 2013 has been broadcasted for all through Vanderpump Rules, including her dating life. Since she came to the show, she had been dating fellow cast mate Tom Sandoval.
However, the couple are no longer together since they parted ways in March 2023. Their breakup was shown on the show, and it was a huge mess, with cheating allegations thrown in the mix.
Here is all we know about it.
Ariana Madix’s dating history with Tom Sandoval
Sandoval and Madix met after Madix joined the cast of Vanderpump Rules in 2013, and they declared their romance at the season 2 reunion in 2014.
Unlike Madix, Sandoval has been a part of the show since Season 1. Although it is unknown when they met, Sandoval referred to Madix as a friend and revealed that they had previously worked together in her debut episode.
Sandoval’s then-girlfriend Kristen Doute accused him of cheating on her with Madix early in the season, which both Sandoval and Madix denied. Sandoval confirmed his relationship with Madix at the season 2 reunion, which aired on February 10, 2014, following his breakup with on-again, off-again girlfriend Doute.
The couple made their romance Instagram official the same night. Sandoval tweeted a photo from a vacation to San Francisco, while Madix shared a black-and-white photo of herself and Sandoval making silly faces.
Since then, Sandoval and Madix remained fairly private about their relationship. They went to Coachella, celebrated birthdays together, dressed up for Halloween, and went to various events together.
During their relationship, Madix was diagnosed with cancer. On December 31, 2018, she summarized her year on Instagram, where she revealed that she had a cancer scare.
She wrote, “I had to have a lil bit o’cancer removed from my body and lymph nodes biopsied. (In the clear now!)” Throughout this time, her former boyfriend was there with her, and it made her feel closer to him.
The first public rift came in Madix’s dating history with Sandoval in January 2019. During season 7 of Vanderpump Rules, Sandoval revealed that Madix got intimate with fellow co-star Lala Kent in his car.
Madix felt betrayed by her partner that he would tell something private about her to everyone.
She shared in a confessional interview, “I’m not embarrassed or ashamed of what happened between Lala and I, but I do feel like Tom betrayed my trust by telling this story to his guy friends. My sexuality is not something that is meant to sound cool to a bunch of dudes.”
Eventually, Madix and Sandoval worked things out and made up. The same year, they bought a house together and even published a book, Fancy AF Cocktails: Drink Recipes from a Couple of Professional Drinkers.
In 2020, Madix revealed that she suffered from depression and suicidal thoughts, and her partner was there with her all the time. She broke down while having a conversation with Sandoval about her mental issues.
However, Sandoval was very supportive of Madix. He said, “I have seen Ariana this low before, but it is very rare. It obviously weighs on me a lot, because I love her so much and I want to see her happy, and I want to do everything I can, but sometimes I feel powerless.”
In 2021, Madix shared her thoughts about getting married to Sandoval. She was hesitant and said she did not want an elaborate party and ceremony.
However, if it were just her and her boyfriend, then she would go for it. In November of the same year, she froze her eggs in hopes of having children in the future.
The cheating scandal and breakup
In 2023, Madix’s dating history and relationship with Sandoval proved to be very fragile. In January, they defended their love life, saying they were not in an open relationship.
Two months later, the couple parted ways. According to People, Madix found out that Sandoval cheated on her with fellow co-star Raquel Leviss.
They reported, “They had been having problems for a while, but this was the final straw for Ariana. She put up with a lot over the years, but she won’t sit back and be disrespected this way.”
Madix allegedly discovered inappropriate text messages between Sandoval and Leviss, something that had been going on for over six months. “She was completely blindsided by this; devastated doesn’t even scratch the surface of how she feels,” a source told People.
On March 7, 2023, Sandoval apologized to Madix for all the mistakes he made in their relationship. He claimed that he was selfish, which eventually hurt Madix.
He wrote, “I can only imagine how devastating this has been for Ariana and everyone around us. I feel really horrible about that. My biggest regret is that I dishonored Ariana.”
He then claimed that his love for Madix was stronger than it was shown on Vanderpump Rules. He continued, “I wish things happened in a different order and our relationship was not severely tarnished, and that it ended with the same respect for her that it began with. I owed Ariana better.”
In March 2023, Madix responded to the apology and the cheating scandal. She admitted that she was devastated and heartbroken but was not alone.
She had support from her closest friends and hence, was helped by them. In April 2023, Sandoval claimed that he still loved Madix despite all his actions.
But by that time, he was too late, and Madix had already moved on with her current partner.
Ariana Madix and her current boyfriend, Daniel Wai
In April 2023, it was reported that Madix had a new boyfriend named Daniel Wai after the duo attended Coachella together. They posted several photos of each other holding hands and kissing each other while enjoying the festival.
Initially, it was said that the duo were just having fun. Us Weekly reported that Madix was not ready for anything serious.
The source said, “Ariana is not ready to commit to anything serious right now as she is still healing from the relationship that just ended with Tom.” “Part of her healing process was going to have a good time at Coachella and that is what she did,” they continued.
In May 2023, they went on several dates, and soon, things got serious between the pair. By August 2023, they were dating full-fledged.
However, they are in a long-distance relationship at the time of writing since Madix lives in Los Angeles and Wai in New York City.
Vera Jimenez Married Her Husband Brian Herlihy in a Beautiful Wedding Ceremony
Vera Jimenez and Brian Herlihy have been married for a decade.
KTLA 5’s meteorologist Vera Jimenez married her husband Brian Herlihy in 2012 in a beautiful wedding ceremony surrounded by their close friends and family.
Jimenez mostly keeps her married life private making her fans wonder when she first met her husband and when they started dating.
Despite her private stance regarding her personal life, she frequently shares pictures featuring her husband on her Instagram.
For instance, on November 26, 2022, the meteorologist posted a picture of herself and Herlihy attending a friend’s wedding and thanked Derrin Horton for clicking their lovely picture in the caption.
Likewise, in December of the same year, Jimenez shared the heartwarming picture with her husband traveling to Manhattan Beach Pier. In the photo, the meteorologist wore a white top with blue jeans, and Herlihy donned a white t-shirt with light brown pants.
The duo seems to be very happy with each other as Herlihy affectionately hugs Jimenez while also holding their pet dog.
Accompanied with the post, she captioned, “We hope you had a fabulous holiday weekend! Love Rufus! Sending you blessings as we finish out the year.”
Following the post, many of her fans and followers expressed their admiration for the couple in the comment section. One person stated, “Such a beautiful couple,” along with a red heart emoji, while another wrote, “Cute couple alert.”
Even though Jimenez and Herlihy have been in a content relationship for over a decade, the couple has yet to welcome their children.
Vera Jimenez’s husband, Brian Herlihy, is a businessman
Herlihy co-owned a Hermosa Beach Fish Shop along with his wife, Jimenez. They have also ventured into the world of Real Estate investment.
In addition to being part of a successful restaurant, he previously served at Tito’s Handmade Vodka in Austin, Texas. He was also the CEO and founder of Black Rhino Group, which is a part of the Blackstone Portfolio Company. The primary mission of the company is to advance the African infrastructure projects.
Even though Herlihy made a significant impact in the business world, he is not active on any of the social media platforms. This decision reflects his preference for a more private life away from the spotlight.
Vera Jimenez shares a close bond with her family
Similar to Jimenez’s private approach regarding her married life, she has not revealed the names of her parents. Nevertheless, she has occasionally shared glimpses of her family on her social media.
On December 8, 2022, the meteorologist posted a picture of herself with her mother sitting in the park. Alongside the post, she captioned, “Moms are the best.”
Likewise, Jimenez described the image, stating she and her mother were in the park appreciating a flower. She then expressed that making time for the family is the best way for her to feel grounded and to remember what matters the most.
Moreover, the journalist added that when she spent time with her family, her overall ability to perform at work also improved.
Upon seeing the post, many of her fans and followers showed appreciation for the mother-daughter duo. One person commented, “Cherish your time together. You never know when it will end,” while another chimed in with the words, “Spending time with our loved ones. Priceless.”
On May 12, 2023, Jimenez also posted her childhood picture and explained in the caption that the picture of her was taken when she was 7 years old. She revealed that she also has another picture from her kindergarten and promised to share it in the future.
The meteorologist added, “For #tbt, I wanted to share this picture because when I think of what I look like, most of the time I see the kindergarten picture, but on good days, I see this one. Isn’t it interesting how we see ourselves? I wonder if when I’m 80, I’ll see myself as I am now at 50?”
Following the post, one of her devoted fans took a comment section and said, “You were very cute at age 7 and you’re beautiful at age 50,” accompanied by a red heart emoji.
Vera Jimenez is in her late fifties
Jimenez was born on December 5, 1965, making her 57 years old as of this writing. Despite being in her late fifties, she looks much younger than her actual age. This is mainly because of her consistent effort to maintain a fit body through regular exercise and a healthy diet.
The meteorologist has also frequently posted her workout routine on her Instagram. For instance, on April 4, 2023, she shared a video of her doing arm exercises, planks, and push-ups.
Similarly, on March 24, 2023, Jimenez took to Instagram to share multiple pictures of her working out and expressed her love for the exercise.
Vera Jimenez enjoys her workouts. (Source: Instagram)
Additionally, she stated that working out can be challenging and exhausting, but she also pointed out that to become a better version of oneself, one must embrace activities that take them out of their comfort zone, things that instill fear, and even activities that can be painful.
The meteorologist concluded the post by expressing that although working out regularly is challenging for her, she experienced personal growth, which is truly rewarding.
Vera Jimenez has an impressive net worth
Jimenez has an estimated net worth of $500,000 as of 2023. She earned this impressive sum from her illustrious career spanning more than a decade as a journalist.
She began her career as a journalist as an intern at KIK-FM in Orange. Later, she worked at KFWB-AM as an airborne traffic reporter, which she considers the best learning experience of her life.
Currently, Jimenez serves as a meteorologist and traffic reporter for KTLA 5 News at and KTLA 5 News at 10.
Likewise, throughout her career as a reporter, she has received two Emmy awards, three Golden Mikes Awards, and three Folden Pylons Awards. The meteorologist is also still active on her carer, so her net worth might increase shortly.
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