2022’s Biggest Highlights for Chip, Jo, Tarek, Christina, the Property Brothers, and Other Stars of Reality TV

2022's Biggest Highlights for Chip, Jo, Tarek, Christina, the Property Brothers, and Other Stars of Reality TV

It appears the joy by no means stops—on display or behind the scenes—for actuality TV’s prime dwelling makeover stars.

You would possibly really feel such as you’ve watched them a lot that you just’re on a first-name foundation with hosts reminiscent of Chip and Joanna Gaines, property brothers Jonathan and Drew Scott, Christina Hall and Tarek El Moussa, and Ben and Erin Napier.

All of them had extraordinarily full agendas in 2022. New romances, youngsters, and even fairy-tale castles have been widespread themes as many took on distinctive challenges in each their personal and public lives.

In case you missed any of the wonderful particulars, we’re having a look again on the 12 months in renovation actuality TV at among the most noteworthy occasions—plus some sneak peeks on what 2023 would possibly deliver.

Property brother Drew Scott grew to become a dad

Drew Scott and his spouse, Linda Phan, welcomed their son, Parker James Scott, into the world on Could 4, which was additionally their fourth wedding ceremony anniversary.

“Our lives are endlessly modified,” Drew wrote on Instagram. And naturally, they shared a number of particulars on little Parker’s newly designed nursery within the vacation challenge of the Scott brothers’ journal Drew + Jonathan Reveal.

Lest we overlook in regards to the new arrival, we have been reminded of it consistently within the newest episodes of the property brothers’ two presently working reveals, “Celebrity IOU” and “Property Brothers: Forever Home.”

Each time Jonathan seems alone with their shoppers, he explains his brother’s absence by saying, “Drew’s off doing daddy obligation.” It’s good to see that fatherhood takes precedence for this hard-working papa.

Jonathan Scott and Zooey Deschanel confirmed off their newly renovated dwelling

Drew wasn’t the one property brother to disclose a brand new addition. Jonathan Scott and his important different, Zooey Deschanel, purchased a Los Angeles dwelling collectively in 2020. They’ve been reworking the five-bedroom dwelling ever since and elaborated on the main points of their dwelling within the June challenge of Drew + Jonathan Reveal.

Their dwelling is stuffed with vibrant colours (together with emerald-green kitchen cupboards) and stylish finishes, and it appears to go well with the couple and Deschanel’s two youngsters to a T.

Though there’s no definitive phrase of wedding ceremony plans for these two, it’s been stated that this might be their “endlessly dwelling.” Who is aware of what information 2023 will deliver?

Third time’s the allure for Christina (now) Corridor, who married once more

Christina and Josh Hall
Christina and Josh Corridor


Christina Corridor, former co-host of “Flip or Flop” and present star of “Christina on the Coast,” by no means appears to sit down nonetheless for lengthy, however she was busier than ever this 12 months tying the knot for the third time, to actual property agent Joshua Hall.

They really received married twice in 2022. The primary time was on April 5, in a really personal, intimate ceremony at metropolis corridor.

They promised household and buddies an even bigger ceremony later within the 12 months, and so they got here by, touring to Maui for his or her second nuptials.

“Shared vows in entrance of household and our shut buddies,” she wrote on Instagram in early September. “The whole lot in life has led me to the place I’m proper now, which is precisely the place I wish to be.”

Christina and her new hubby additionally received busy capturing a brand new HGTV actuality present collectively, known as “Christina within the Nation.” It facilities on redesigns in and round her second dwelling in Tennessee. It’s set to premiere on Jan. 12, 2023.

Tarek and Heather El Moussa share information of a child on the best way

After tying the knot in October 2021, Heather Rae and Tarek El Moussa proudly introduced their new addition by posting child bump images on Instagram in July 2022.

A couple of weeks later, that they had a gender reveal social gathering, with cannons capturing off blue confetti to announce they’re having a boy. The child is due someday in “early 2023.”

Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson win ‘Rock the Block’

Rock the Block Season 3 winners Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson
“Rock the Block” Season 3 winners Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson

((Picture courtesy of Tom Griscom for HGTV / Realtor.com))

Season 3 of “Rock the Block” was a good race between a few of HGTV’s best dwelling renovators, however ultimately, Egypt Sherrod and Mike Jackson got here out victorious.

The couple, stars of their very own HGTV present, “Married to Real Estate,” earned the highest prize within the in style renovation competitors by including essentially the most resale worth to a home in Charleston, SC.

They competed towards Lyndsay Lamb and Leslie Davis of “Unsellable Houses,” Jenny and Dave Marrs of “Fixer to Fabulous,” and Keith Bynum and Evan Thomas of “Bargain Block,” all of whom introduced their A-games.

Ultimately, it boiled right down to luxe design and what labored greatest.

“It’s all about operate. They have been so considerate in each single house,” stated Drew Scott, one of many remaining judges. “It had model, it had character, however operate over anything.”

Mina Starsiak Hawk renovated a bed-and-breakfast/occasions heart

"Charlotte Hall"
Charlotte Corridor


In case you’re one of many hundreds of thousands who watched the “Good Bones” spinoff “Good Bones: Risky Business,” you noticed Mina Starsiak Hawk wrestle to transform an outdated Indianapolis Victorian mansion right into a bed-and-breakfast and occasion heart.

They didn’t name it “Dangerous Enterprise” for nothing. She needed to take care of recalcitrant contractors, provide shortages, rising prices, looming deadlines, and myriad different challenges earlier than her dream got here to fruition.

The outcomes have been lovely, and the completed Charlotte Corridor is now listed on Airbnb. You need to admire her chutzpah for placing all of it on the market for the world to see.

Chip and Joanna Gaines renovated a citadel

Chip and Jo's Cottonland castle
Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Cottonland citadel

(HGTV; realtor.com)

Chip and Joanna Gaines accomplished what they known as their most bold mission but and featured the method on the Magnolia community miniseries “Fixer Upper: The Castle.”

They fastidiously transformed a 100-year-old citadel of their hometown of Waco, TX, and did such a superb job on it that they fell in love with the place. When the collection ended, they have been considering placing it in the marketplace.

However in an interview with Variety in November, they revealed that they haven’t put it up on the market but. They’re taking a beat to take pleasure in their citadel, and so they desire that, once they do promote it, it might be to a household that may truly reside in it, quite than somebody who needs to make use of it as a short-term rental or bed-and-breakfast.

In addition they revealed that they’ve already moved on to their subsequent massive mission: renovating a boutique inn they’re calling Lodge 1928 in downtown Waco. There’s no phrase but on when that miniseries will air, however we’ll hold you posted.

Ben and Erin Napier of ‘House City’ develop into film stars

Ben and Erin Napier jamming with a friend in "A Christmas Open House."
Ben and Erin Napier jamming with a pal in “A Christmas Open Home.”


2022 was in all probability the busiest 12 months ever from an expert standpoint for Ben and Erin Napier, the celebs of “House City” in Laurel, MS.

First, they launched “Home Town Kickstart,” the place the couple took their small-town mission on the highway, doing residential redos to assist revitalize six small cities throughout America. For the reason that Napiers have younger youngsters at dwelling and may’t be in every single place without delay, they received assist from a wide range of HGTV’s best designers and builders who pitched in whereas the Napiers oversaw renovations from afar.

Then we witnessed the start of what may very well be a burgeoning movie profession once they starred as (what else?) dwelling renovation consultants in certainly one of HGTV’s first scripted films, “A Christmas Open House.” To many HGTV followers, they have been one of the best a part of the present.

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