Ty Pennington Married Status, Relationship, Net Worth, Now
American television personality, Ty Pennington is a man of many talents; he is a reality star, television host, model, carpenter, and a renovator.
He is best known as the host of ABC's TV's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition from 2003 to 2012. For Extreme Makeover, Ty has won two Primetime Emmy Awards under the Outstanding Reality Program category.
Further, he has also appeared as the host of Food Network's American Diner Revival (2015), and the TLC show, Trading Spaces (2000-2019).
Is Ty Pennington Married? Relationship Status
Ty Pennington is not a married guy. However, he has been in a long-term relationship with his girlfriend, Andrea Bock.
The couple reportedly started dating long before Ty gained stardom.
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Because of their long history, many sourced had claimed them as husband and wife. But, during an interview with Parade Magazine in 2008, Andrea cleared the air:
Not married, but we’re still together. We’re definitely a team.
A year later, the couple stated that they did not want to get married because they were having a great time together. After that, the duo kept their relationship a low key affair.
Ty Pennington with his girlfriend Andrea Bock in Miami in 2016 (Photo: Zimbio)
The last time they made their public appearance was at a Miami beach in 2016.
Ty was born as Gary Tygert Burton on 19th October 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
He was raised by his mother, Yvonne Bruton, who was a psychologist. Later, his mother remarried, and Ty's last name changed from Burton to Pennington.
His Career Now
Ty's interest in carpentering and designing started at a very young age. As a 12-year-old, he designed a three-story treehouse along with his neighborhood kids.
Following his passion, he was on the way to pursue a career in designing and carpentering. But, his career path changed when he got recruited by a modeling scout during his final semester at college.
After that, his modeling career started, during which he appeared in advertisements for Diet Coke, Macy's, Levi's, and many more brands. Moreover, he also modeled for brands like J.Crew, Swatch, Body Glove, and Land's End.
But after spending years in modeling, he came back to carpentry and renovating. Then, he booked Extreme Makeover, which eventually made him a household name.
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In 2019, Ty involved himself in the TV Series documentary project, Small Business Revolution: Main Street (2018-2019), that showcased the stories of small businesses in America.
According to Celebrity Net Worth, Ty's career as a television host, model, carpenter, and a renovator has rendered him a net worth of $12 million.
Some Other Facts
- Ty Pennington boasts a slender frame and stands at the height of 6 feet (1.83 meters).
- At the age of 17, he was diagnosed with ADHD.
- Despite the diagnosis, Ty completed his undergraduate degree in Graphic Design from Atlanta College of Art.
- In January 2005, Ty had to go through emergency surgery for acute appendicitis, but right after the surgery, he started his work via phone calls and email from his hospital bed.