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Ty Pennington Bio, Battle On The Beach, Height, Age, Family, Spouse, Salary, and Net Worth


Ty Pennington Biography

Ty Pennington is an American in the carpentry and hosting field best known for his role as a carpenter on TLC’s home improvement reality show, Trading Spaces from 2000 to 2003 and Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He will star in HGTV’s Battle On The Beach Sn 4 as a competitor. The show premieres on HGTV on 4th June 2023. Further, he works as an author and artist.

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Ty Pennington Height

Pennington stands at a rough height of 6 feet and 0 inches.

Ty Pennington Age

Pennington is 59 years old. He was born Gary Tygert Burton on 19th October 1964 in Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Personal Life

Ty Pennington Family and Relatives

Pennington was born to Yvonne Vickery who had separated from his father due to a young age. Later, she remarried her new husband, Pennington. He adopted both Ty and his brother, Wyan. Thus, their surname is “Pennington.” However, we will update this information once it’s publicly available.

Ty Pennington Spouse and Children

Pennington tied the know with his wife, Kellee Merrell on 27th November 2021 in Savannah, Georgia. They had dated for a year before their 2021 engagement at his Florida home. Merrell hails from Vancouver, Canada. Together, they are working on their dream home in Savannah, Georgia.

Further, they met in Toronto in 2010 and were friends initially. The pair quarantined together during the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, we will update this information when details regarding it are available to the public

Ty and Merrell’s Age Difference

Merrell was born in June 1988 and is 35 years old while Pennington is 59 years old. They have an age difference of 24 years.

Is Pennington Gay(Homosexual)?

Pennington is not gay as suggested by his relationship status seeing that he is a married man with a wife. However, we will update this information once is publicly available.

Ty Pennington Education

Pennington joined Kennesaw State University when he finished his high school studies at Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia. In college, he majored in Art and History. He took night classes and worked during the day to pay his way through college. Initially, he worked in landscaping before transitioning o construction.

Further, he was not professionally interested in carpentry rather he wanted o pursue artistry professionally. Thus he specialized in Graphic Design. After receiving from his professor, he changed schools and attended the Art Institute of Atlanta. Following the completion of his studies there, he received a Bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design.

Professional Life

Ty Pennington Net Worth

Pennington has garnered a net worth ranging from $1 million to $6 million during his successful career as a carpenter, host, model, actor, and author.

Ty Pennington Career

Pennington is best known for his role as a carpenter on TLC’s home improvement reality show, Trading Spaces from 2000 to 2003. He will star in HGTV’s Battle On The Beach Sn 4. The show premieres on HGTV on 4th June 2023. Further, he works as an author and artist. Also, he hosts HGTV’s Rock the Block.

Penningon’s initial project was a three-story tree house. A self-taught carpenter, he paid his way through ar school via building. After the end of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, he concentrated on many other projects counting ABC’s The Revolution which got canceled, and TNT’s On the Menu.

Further, he worked on Food Network’s American Diner Revival from 2015 o 2016 alongside Amanda Freitag. In September 2017, he joined TLC’s Trading Spaces. In July 2008, he announced his 3-year collaboration with Marketplace Events.

Additionally, he starred in an episode of Wow! Wow! Wubbzy! playing a fictionalized form of himself dubbed Ty Ty The Tool Guy. He served as the spokesperson of Abbott Nutrition and its baby formula packaging innovation dubbed Similac SimplePac.

Additionally, he was involved with the Similac Custom Nursery Design Contest and Ty’s Nursery Guide which were part of the fresh product marketing. Moreover, he starred in an episode of Disney’s Take Two With Phineas and Ferb.

He served as the spokesperson for the residential mortgage company, Guaranteed Rate and was featured in several commercials as well as ads for the firm. He lends his name to Sears and its design time model every item in his style of bath accessories, furniture, patio furniture, bedding, and tabletop items among other diverse home deco.

In the show Ty’s Great British Adventure, he worked alongside communities like Portreath, Cornwall (UK) where they revamped a run-down town park within a span of a week. Also, he worked with Portishead, North Somerset (UK) to revamp the town’s derelict outdoor pool into a community-run Lido. Additionally, he won two Emmies for Outstanding Reality Program and two People’s Choice Awards.

Ty Pennington Battle On The Beach

Pennington stars in HGTV’s Battle On The Beach Sn 4 as a competitor. The show premieres on HGTV on 4th June 2023. The show follows 3 adept teams on the beach as they revamp identical beachfront properties. The couple and stars of Renovation Island, Sarah and Bryan Baeumler, will work as the judges.

Pennington alongside Alice Victoria and Taniya Nayak, try to amaze the judges and compete against each other as they renovate the properties. Also, they stand to win a cash price of $50,000. The show 4th season stars 5 people counting Pennington;

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition With Ty Pennington

In 2003, ABC developed a show that would revamp the homes of deserving families within a span of seven days or less. hey chose Pennington to be the leader of an eight-person design team. The show became a huge hit and got him to stardom. As a result of its success, he received an endorsement from the show’s sponsor, Sears.

Extremely devoted, he worked an average of 240 days out of 365 a year on the projects despite falling sick. Further, due o the show, the channel commissioned Ty’s Great British Adventure. When the show closed in 2012 on its 9h season(2003 o 2012), he assisted revamp over 200 houses for the program. For his performance in the show, he received two Primetime Emmy Awards.

Ty Pennington Furniture

Before partnering with Sears, Pennington served as the owner and designer of his company based in Atlanta and Los Angeles, Furniture Unlimited.

Ty Pennington Ethnicity

Pennington is of Cherokee descent

Ty Pennington Arrest

On 5th May 2007, Pennington was apprehended for DUI IN Los Angels. He had a blood alcohol content of .14 percent and was facing a 6-month term in jail. After pleading guilty, he received a probation of 3 years. Also, he attended a 90-day alcohol program and frequented a Mothers Against Drunk Drivers meeting.

Ty Pennington Health Problems/ADHD(Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder)


While he was a child, Pennington was afflicted with behavioral problems till his ADHD diagnosis at 17 years old. He discussed his disorder with Glenn Beck and in the film, The Disruptors. Further, he collaborated alongside Shre Plc in efforts of raising ADHA in adults and endorse using Vyvanse as a treatment for adult ADHD. Moreover, he received criticism for endorsing the use of ADHD medications like Adderall without revealing his sponsorship.

Health Problems

On 15th January 200, he suffered acute appendicitis and underwent emergency surgery. Still, he persisted and worked on ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition from his hospital bed through email and phone. During the show, he suffered from muscle pulls, heatstroke, and food poisoning.

Ty Pennington Modelling

During his final semester in college, Pennington was approached by a modeling scout. Thus, his model-paying career began. Further, he attained print jobs for J.Crew, Swatch, and Sprite. Pennington made an appearance in television spots for Diet Coke, Macy’s, Levi’s, and Bayer to list a few. His modeling job took him all over the world. For example, he lived in Japan, Thailand, Italy, Canada, and Germany.

Ty Pennington Books

Pennington published Ty’s Tricks: Home Repair Secrets Plus Cheap and Easy Projects to Transform Any Room in 2003. The book is a do-it-yourself guide on home revamps. On 15th May 2007, he released the initial issue of his quarterly magazine, Ty Pennington at Home. He released his second book, Good Design Can Change Your Life: Beautiful Rooms, Inspiring Stories, Simon & Schuster on 9th September 2008.

Ty Pennington Social Media

Pennington has active social media platforms i.e. Instagram. He has a following of over 247K on Instagram.