Erin Napier and her husband, Ben Napier, have been involved in revitalizing people’s homes in their hometown of Laurel, Mississippi, which could be seen on HGTV’s Home Town.
Now their show is expanding as they join hands with 15 renovation experts from other HGTV shows in the new Home Town spinoff series Home Town Kickstart. Those experts include Brian and Mika Kleinschmidt, Carmine Sabetella and Mike Pyle, Jasmine Roth, Alison Victoria, and more.
Home Town Kickstart has already premiered on HGTV, with its season premiere on Sunday, April 24, 2022. The Napier duo has a lot to do with a new show in hand. Fortunately, they have been doing this long enough and know their job very well.
Besides, they had started to put a new makeover in their hometown before even starring on HGTV’s Home Town. But what’s more fascinating than their professional lives is their togetherness — a relationship that started way early in their lives.
Here is a complete timeline of Erin and Ben Napier’s relationship!
The now-married couple first met each other while attending Jones County Junior College. In an Instagram post on December 12, 2019, Erin recalled the moment she met her future husband.
She wrote, “On December 7, 2004, @scotsman.co [Ben] and I met in our college yearbook room about the feature story we were writing about him. I was the design editor and for two years had noticed him, always the center of attention, everyone’s best friend, my biggest crush.”
“December 8, we took the photos for the yearbook. On December 9, we went on our first date and he met my mama. December 10, we looked at the Christmas lights in Mason Park. December 13, we decided we would get married someday.”
At the end of the caption, she mentioned what she wrote might sound crazy to some, but it made perfect sense to her. Later, the two transferred to Ole Miss [University of Mississippi] and graduated in 2007.
On September 21, 2007, Ben did his best to propose to Erin in the best way he could. Erin had later shared the whole story in her blog, and it goes like this:
“Ben asked me to come with him to Square Books so he could get a book for a class. It was his birthday weekend. My roommates said they needed to go there too and asked to come along. Ben went upstairs to ‘look for his book’ while I, Mallorie, Jennifer, Rebecca, and Josh browsed the books downstairs.”
“Jennifer handed me a little handmade leather-bound book and told me to read it. It was the story of an unlikely couple who met in college and fell in love fast. I had no idea it was about us at first. Then the couple began sounding a lot like us. Then it was us.”
After that realization, Erin was shaking and anticipating what would happen. When she turned the last page, it said to come upstairs if she wanted to know the rest of the story.
She walked up to the balcony where Ben was standing. “He took my hand and tried to speak, but he began to cry, and so did I. So he leaned down to my ear and whispered this: “You know how much I love you?”
The blog continued, “…And you know I will always take care of you…I talked to mammaw (my grandmother)… and in the words of James Rasberry, ‘I’ve got something for you.’” Then he got down on one knee and said, ‘Will you marry me?’
Erin couldn’t say yes enough or cry enough, and as per her, it was the most shocking and beautiful moment of her life. Her answer, in the end, was always going to be yes, which she said, and the two got engaged.
After their graduation, the couple had initially thought of never returning to their hometown. However, Erin and Ben had a change of heart and decided to return and make their hometown more appealing to themselves and other people.
Sometime after their graduation, they decided to legalize their bond. So, on November 22, 2008, Erin and Ben walked down the aisle to share the wedding vows in front of close friends and family members at the University of Mississippi’s Paris Yates Chapel.
Erin Napier cutting her wedding cake with her husband Ben Napier (Photo: Instagram)
On the couple’s 13th wedding anniversary, Erin shared some never seen pictures from her wedding day. She wrote, “13 years ago we became family then went to NYC for Thanksgiving.”
“Every year on our anniversary week, I’m so very thankful for you and the life we’ve made together. Thank you for loving me,” she added.
The couple is still going strong even after more than 13 years of marriage. Besides, Ben is still so in love with Erin that he writes some sweet letters every morning to his wife.
He told People, “Erin is my dream girl. Why would I not continue to court her and win her over every day? That’s always my goal.”
Around four years after their marriage, in 2012, Erin and Ben had already settled into their married life and fully completed several renovations on their house in Mississippi.
At the time, Erin was working as a wedding stationery designer, and Ben served as a youth minister. But after they completed the necessary renovations on their home, they decided to switch their career paths.
By June 2014, they had made a name for themselves in their hometown for their works in house makeover. The two gained more popularity after their works on their home was featured by Southern Weddings.
Those pictures eventually reached the eyes of an HGTV executive who started to follow Erin on Instagram. The executive was reported to be producer Lindsey Weidhorn who fell in love even more with the duo’s small town thanks to the #ILiveInLaurel hashtag Erin used.
Thus, Lindsey decided to reach out to the couple and pitched them the idea of filming a series in their hometown. Erin and Ben initially thought that Lindsey was in contact with them to buy stationery – they owned a stationery company at the time.
But they didn’t realize that Lindsey was trying to put them on television screens. Upon realization, Erin initially thought that the show wouldn’t be a big deal. “We didn’t think it would be possible,” she said in an interview.
“Why would it be possible to make a TV show in a town like Laurel, Mississippi? We love it very much, but that doesn’t mean everyone else would. So we had fun and never had any expectations.”
But, just three seasons later, her reaction had changed. She said, “I don’t think you can ever anticipate something like this. It is such a happy surprise.” And with the show’s success, Erin and Ben’s life has also changed tremendously.
Erin had suffered from a perforated appendix and underwent surgery to have it removed years ago. Due to the same reason, she and her partner were never so sure they could welcome children into their family.
However, that changed when Erin gave birth to her first child with Ben, a baby daughter named Helen, in January 2018.
A few months before their daughter’s birth, in October 2017, Erin had opened up to Us Weekly about her husband’s help during her pregnancy. She said, “He doesn’t let me do anything! He’s so generous.”
Additionally, she stated that her partner has always been like that, and his helpful nature had gone into overdrive since they found out about the baby.
In May 2021, the married duo welcomed their second child, another daughter named Mae. Initially, they had kept the news upto themselves only but decided to finally make it public in January 2021.
At the time, Ben told US Weekly, “We kind of put that in God’s hands. We weren’t trying to get pregnant with Helen and it happened. If that’s what God wants for us, then it’ll happen again.”
Before their second daughter’s birth, the two had gone through a “period of grieving.” Erin told Today Parents, “I was just grieving our time as a family of three and thinking, ‘It will never be like this again.’”
But everything changed when they welcomed their second child. “All of our worries were unfounded. It feels like Mae was always there,” she added.
Similarly, the parents of two spent some time adjusting to the changes when Mae entered their life. In an Instagram post, Erin revealed that she didn’t have the time to figure out anything or even cook real food until their second daughter was seven weeks old.
Thankfully, she was able to sort things out. And Ben was always there to support his wife in those circumstances — about which Erin has highly spoken of in multiple Instagram posts.
With one toddler and a newborn in hand, it’s not so easy for Erin and Ben to take some time off for themselves only. In an exclusive interview with US Weekly in March 2022, Erin talked about the same topic.
She first said, “It’s just a non-negotiable, every night at 7:30 the girls are in bed, then that’s our time to be us.” Erin also mentioned that another way to spend time with her husband was their work, which allowed them to see each other in the daytime.
Erin Napier alongside her partner Ben Napier ON HGTV’s ‘Home Town’ (Photo: Instagram)
“We have that advantage that I think a lot of couples don’t have. Some people must drive each other crazy being together all day, but it’s the only way we’ve ever [done it],” she added.
Erin further talked about how tough it gets during supper time with two little kids in her Instagram post of April 27, 2022.
She had shared a selfie of herself and wrote about it while also adding some humor in the middle. “The supper time shuffle is no joke with two little ones,” she first wrote.
“I’m figuring out that Helen can help me cook (she loses interest after about 20 minutes of chopping the soft vegetables with a butter knife, but it’s so fun while it lasts — elbow to elbow making a meal with my big girl)….”
“…while Mae sits beside us in her high chair having her supper via baby charcuterie, one food at a time: raspberries, blueberries, tomatoes, black beans, rice, goldfish, literally anything else I put on her tray.”
Erin ended her caption by asking her followers what’s their secret for making it from 5 p.m to bedtime with busy babies and hungry bellies.
Who Is Kevin Alejandro Married To? Meet His Wife and Children
The ‘Lucifer’ star, Kevin Alejandro, is married to the photographer, Leslie Alejandro.
Kevin Alejandro is an American actor and director. He is well known for his performances as Daniel Espinoza in the comedy-crime drama Lucifer and as Nate Moretta in the crime drama Southland.
He is well-known for his roles in Parenthood and True Blood. Alejandro was born to Mexican-American parents Tomas and Dora Hernandez in San Antonio, Texas.
He was raised in Snyder, a small town in west Texas, after moving there when he was eight years old. Kimberly McGraw and Tanya Hernandez are his two sisters.
Kevin Alejandro and his wife, Leslie Alejandro, share a son named Kaden Michael Alejandro. (Source: Instagram)
Who Is Kevin Alejandro’s wife?
Kevin is currently married to his wife, Leslie Alejandro. The couple started dating on November 13, 2002, and finally married on May 28, 2004.
Leslie is a skilled photographer, director, producer, and filmmaker who has worked primarily in the entertainment industry for most of her life. She started working as a professional musician when she was 15 years old.
She then turned her focus to publication and worked as a partner and executive director at a digital magazine that covered celebrities and fashion for seven years after that.
Leslie recently celebrated her 20th Anniversary with her husband posting a cute picture of them together.
She wrote, “20 years together. 20 years of sharing a life I never dreamed I could ever have. Thank you for asking me to be your girlfriend 20 years ago. The best decision I ever made started with this first “YES.” Happy 20th Anniversary, love of my life. Here’s to forever more.”
Leslie Alejandro is a photographer
Before realizing how much she adored photography and decided to make it her career, Leslie spent a long time working on several sets.
She has been featured in numerous publications, including Vanity Fair, Variety, GQ, Men’s Health, Teen Vogue, Women’s Health, The Wrap, and Nylon Magazine.
Leslie Alejandro is a Humanitarian
She has been involved with the Human Rights Campaign for more than ten years. She campaigns for the inclusion and visibility of women and people of color in the film business “above and below the line.”
By combining the stories and experiences of diverse cultural groups, she believes that kindness and empathy can be spread around the world.
Along with her hectic work, she uses her social media accounts to communicate with her followers about personal events. Her posts, reels, and relationships with her partner, family, and friends are all shown through the lens of her photography.
Kevin Alejandro’s Child
Kevin, who plays Danny Reyes on the CBS television show Shark, and his musician wife Leslie welcomed a boy on February 22 in Los Angeles, according to his representative, who spoke to People in 2008.
Kaden Michael Alejandro, the couple’s only child, was born in 2008. On Instagram, Kevin posted a photo of Kaden during his birthday celebration back in 2020.
Leslie shared an adorable picture of her with her husband and son on Christmas with the caption “Merry Christmas, You Filthy Animals,” along with the hashtag ‘losAlejandros.’
Does Cecilia Vega Share Children with Her Husband Ricardo Jimenez? Her Married Life
Cecilia Vega and her husband Ricardo Jimenez completed 14 years of marriage together.
Emmy Award-winning journalist Cecilia Vega is joining CBS News as a correspondent for 60 Minutes. She has become the first Latina correspondent for the news program since the network’s inception in 1968.
Previously, Vega was an on-air journalist for ABC News as a Saturday news anchor for ABC World News Tonight. She has worked with the ABC network since 2011 and has covered a wide range of stories, including presidential campaigns, natural disasters, and significant news events working with the network.
The journalist recently left ABC to join the CBS News network, as reported by The Washington Post. “This is a dream come true,” Vega said in a statement about her move to CBS. “I am beyond honored to join the ranks of this legendary show and to work alongside the best reporters in journalism.”
Vega used the anchor for the ABC network affiliate station KGO-TV in San Francisco for three years. She won a Northern California Emmy Award for the Best Daytime Newscast in a Large Market during her KGO-TV period in 2010.
While discussing her professional life, fans are also interested in their favorite anchor’s family life.
Cecilia Vega shares a strong fourteen years of bond with her husband
Talking about her family, Vega is married to Ricardo Jimenez. They had taken their vows on August 16, 2008, and it has been 14 years of their marriage.
On their 14th anniversary, Vega took a moment to post a bunch of photos on her Instagram and wish her husband a happy anniversary.
She captioned her post specifying the 14 years they spent as a married couple. She wrote, “Lucky number 14 (even though we thought it was 13 because yay math!). 14 years since we walked down the aisle to mariachis in 🇲🇽 14 years of crazy adventures (20+ if you count all those years we dated! Are we really this old?!).”
“14 years of side-eye. 14 years of you trying to convince me we should get a 64 Impala with hydraulics (still a no),” she added, “14 years of you trying to convince me those leather pants you bought on the clearance rack are ok to wear in public- or anywhere for that matter (still a no).”
She ended the caption with the words, “14 years of laughing with and at you ❤️ Let’s never stop @ricardozjimenez.”
The couple has been sharing powerful bonds to this date, and Vega has even mentioned in one of her Twitter that she is proud of her husband.
The couple did not have any children until now but seems to be in love with children, as Vega’s Instagram is filled with photos of children. Still, they are parents to their dog, Jalisco Jimenez, whom they seem to be fond of. We can see plenty of photos of their dog in their profile.
Who is Cecilia Vega’s husband, Ricardo Jimenez?
Jimenez is a well-respected retired California Highway Patrol officer. He was honored in the past for pulling an intoxicated man to security from a bay bridge’s edge on September 4, 2014.
On July 2015, he was also respected for his noble act with Meritorious Achievement Award by Golden Gate Division Chief Paul Fontana for his activity.
Ricardo Jimenez and CBS current anchor Cecilia Vega sitting together (Image Source: Instagram)
Jimenez had graduated from Loyola University and was an individual from the Latin American Student Organization. Jimenez did a lot to assist Latin architects and other high-tech professors.
Behind Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen’s Dating Rumors
Are Kristen Stewart and Viggo Mortensen dating?
Stewart is an American actress and director best known for her role as Bella Swan in the Twilight film series. She has also appeared in several other films, including Adventureland, Snow White and the Huntsman, Still Alice, and Personal Shopper.
In addition to acting, she was a jury member for the Cannes Film Festival and directed a short film. The actress has starred with Mortensen in films like On The Road in 2012 and Crimes of The Future in 2022.
The Danish-American actor Mortensen is also an author, musician, photographer, and painter. He is best known for his role as Aragorn in the Lord of the Ring and also has appeared in A Perfect Murder, A Walk on the Moon, and Captain Fantastic.
Stewart and Mortensen are often linked together. What is the story behind it? Let’s find out.
Dating rumor between Viggo Mortensen and Kristen Stewart
The rumors may have started as the fans saw Stewart and Mortensen together at scenes in the film and speculated they were dating. In one of the scenes in Crimes of The Future, Stewart’s character attempts to seduce Mortensen by sticking her hands directly into his mouth and peering inside.
And the actress admitted that it was her favorite part of the film and she was part of that. She spoke to Vulture, “So that was not in the script. I’m really f***ing proud of that. That’s my favourite part of the movie. At some point, I find myself entwined with him, and I stick my tongue down his throat.”
They also have given public appearances many times to promote their film. The rumors got fueled when they were spotted holding hands in their film screening at the Cannes Festival.
This was not the first time they had made a public appearance, and they were also spotted together back in 2012 at the Cannes festival. So fans are assuming that something romantic is going on between them.
Well, the scenario may seem as if both On the Road alums are a couple, but it is not true. They are not dating, and neither they had dated in the past. In fact, both have the presence of someone else in their romantic lives.
Who is Kristen Stewart with, then?
Stewart is an openly bisexual woman.
The 32-year-old actress admitted that some fans were confused by her bisexuality, but she wasn’t worried about it. Talking to Mirror about her bisexuality, she said it has confused her fans and doesn’t matter to her.
“It was confusing for other people,” she said, “I was fine. I was one way for a long time and I was not a different way once I started dating other people. Unless you say the words, because words matter, you’re not fully out yet.”
The Twilight actress’s is in a relationship with long-time girlfriend, Dylan Meyer. The duo met back in 2013 in the movie theatre, and the rumors of both of them dating sparkled late in 2019.
Kristen Stewart with her girlfriend Dylan Meyer (Image Source: Instagram)
The Happiest Season actress revealed her engagement to Meyer in November 2021. Talking about proposing to each other, she explained to Sten during an interview on November 3, 2021.
“So I was like, ‘Wait, well, I’m not the one for sure.’ And so I was kind of joking for a bit, like, ‘No, I want to be the one to propose, like, I want to be proposed to’ and then she just grabbed that bowl and made it happen. It was f***king so cute,”
Viggo Mortensen’s relationship history
Mortensen has been in a long-term relationship with Spanish actress Ariadna Gil since 2009.
The long-term couple Ariadna Gil and Viggo Mortensen together (Image Source: Getty Images)
Previously, Mortensen was married to actress and singer Exene Cervenka from 1987 to 1998. They had one son together, named Henry Blake Mortensen.
Thus both Stewart and Mortensen are happy with their own partner, and it is obvious that they are not dating and are regarding their holding hand together scene at the Cannes festival, which must be friends or co-actors things.
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