Gary Tygert Burton Pennington famous in the Television world as Ty Pennington as he is an American television host, actor-model, artist, author, carpenter, and philanthropist rose to fame after appearing in TLC’s home improvement related show. Later Pennington also gained huger popularity for appearing in an ABC’s hit show Extreme Makeover: Home edition for nine long years starting from 2003.
A few months ago, there were lots of rumors of actor death. Let’s get to know the cause of his death. Also, know about his career, early life, married life, wife, children, wiki-bio and many more.
The famous TV personality, Ty Pennington was born under the birth, Libra on October 19, 1964. His birth name is Gary Tygert Burton Pennington. He is born as a second child to the school psychologist, Yvonne Burton.
Ty Pennington was raised along with his brother, Wynn by his mother because his parents separated when they were small. His last name Pennington is from his stepfather who adopted him and his brother.
As per education, he enrolled in Sprayberry High School in Marietta, Georgia. For his graduation, he joined Kennesaw State University and he completed a diploma in commercial art. Moreover, he has received honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters.
Recently there were huge rumors of Ty Pennington death. His death rumors surfaced on 14th of March after some tabloid shared an article where he was reported to be dead. However, the news was turned out to be fake later.
The actor officially confirmed that he is not dead on March 15, 2017. Ty Pennington clarified the statement from his twitter that he hasn’t yet gone six feet under.
— Ty Pennington (@typennington) March 15, 2017
Like the Bailee Madison, he has also been the victim of a hoax. The Hollywood star, Pennington who was born on 19th October 1964, Gary Tygert Burton is alive and kicking. The fake news of Ty Pennington death was spread all over the world, and most of his fans were sad at that time and shared the message of condolence.
When a man is more into the renovation, designing and colors people tag them with one thing “The Gay Tag.” So, Ty Pennington is no exception, as the famous ABC, TLC, TNT, and Food network’s regular show host has frequently tagged as gay by many haters who have zero evidence to prove it.
But, to your kind information, Ty Pennington is as straight as any man can be and by this, we mean that he is Heterosexual. Further this heterosexual man, Ty Pennington isn’t married to anyone but is in living in a relationship with his girlfriend.
Famous TV Personality Ty Pennington
So do we have any Proof to assure our claims? Yes, he is in love with Andrea Bock from 17 long years now. If it surprises you, then here is a fact, Pennington in an interview with people’s online said that he desperately wants to be a daddy.
Years ago sometimes in 2008, the reserved actor Ty talked about his girlfriend and remained silent from then on. Before that, people think that he was either single or gay. But, the speculations regarding his sexuality only seem to be a shortcoming of a low level of research on his individualism.
Ty on his recent interview for People’s Magazine revealed that lately, he is having these thoughts about becoming a father. The Extreme Makeover: Home Edition‘s Ty Pennington is currently only 41 years of age. And he recently did a project Playground some few months ago. There he was approached by People’s Mag while he was building a playground for a Harlem elementary school. In the same place, he outed his intention to become a father.
In the interview Ty Said:
Of course, I’d like to be a dad. I think that’s something we all want in the future. I love kids. I’m one gigantic kid myself. I’d love to have the time to be able to focus on them.
So, the above details about him having a girlfriend and planning to become a father clear the fuss about him being gay.
The famous actor, Ty Pennington who has been in a relationship with a longtime sweetheart, Andrea Bock for more than two decades are legally in a married relationship. Back in 2008, he has disclosed that he is living happily with his girlfriend for more than a decade without getting married.
The couple started dating each other when Andrea Bock was his manager. It has already been 20 years and still, the couple is together and there is no plan of them getting married.
As per them, marriage is not important to be together and without getting married they are still together.
The 41 years, Ty has rumors of being in a relationship with her sexy tv personality Hilid Santos. The pair met in the course of Trading Spaces and were time and again noticed having good chemistry and a flirty kind of relationship on-screen.
So, people started gossiping about them being a pair, but the reality is that they are good friends and are nowhere near sharing intimacy.
The multi-talented actor, Ty Pennington net worth is estimated to be around $12 million as of 2018. He has made all of his net worth from his acting career as well as from TV host.
Talking about his salary, he has receives around $75k per episode from Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Besides that, we are unknown about his earning from other shows.
Ty is one of the most versatile Tv personalities as he started his career as a model and later turned out to be one of the most successful models of his time. He entered the TV world with some of the huge TV production houses.
It may come to you as a surprise but Ty in his later college days had already appeared as a model for some biggest brands like J.Crew, Swatch, and Sprite. Later he even appeared in many TV ads on Diet Coke, Levi’s, Macy’s and Bayer and many more.
Pennington then set his foot in the TV industry as a set designer and Leaving Las Vegas released in 1995 was one of his most memorable works. Later he was selected as the host for TLC’s show Trading Spaces. In 2003, he even made a film debut. Ty in an independent film, The Adventures of Ociee Nash appeared on big screens as Wilbur Wright.
In the same year, he left the TLC’s show and signed a 13’s part show contract with ABC. After ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, became a huge hit, they extended the show for nine more seasons. Ty even did a talk show for ABC for a short period after Extreme Makeover ended. Currently, he is running his own designing company and is also coming out as an author.