The homemakers in Mississippi who renovate turn-of-the-century homes by installing affordable updates while preserving the home’s history. There are very few people who haven’t heard of Hometown’s Ben and Erin Napier. The couple is famous as the leads of the show Hometown. Truly a perfect fit for each other, the pair have taken upon themselves to preserve and renovate old homes. Erin who worked as a corporate designer looks at creative ways of renovating which is then put to use by Ben’s custom handiwork. Here are a few facts on the pair’s daily life.
Is it na-pier or nay-pier?
Their last name is pronounced as nay-pier. Nay as in yay or nay and pier as in pier which refers to the landing docks for boats. Both Ben and Erin are asked quite a lot as to how their last name is pronounced and we are here to help them out.
A normal job?
To the rest of the world, reality TV seems like something which is filled with stress. After all, being in front of a camera for most of your day is not exactly easy. But both Ben and Erin claimed that even reality TV feels like a normal job once you get used to it. “It doesn’t feel like a big thing,” Ben told House Beautiful. To them, it’s just a normal job. “We get up, we work with our coworkers, and we go home.”
When the producer of the show Lindsey Weidhorn contacted the pair for a TV show, Ben and Erin thought she wanted to buy some stationery. Lindsey found the couple through the #ILiveInLaurel hashtag. Erin would often use them in most of her photos. Both Ben and Aren were surprised at the idea of a reality TV show in Laurel, Mississippi. After hearing the initial pitch, Eren claimed that it would not go anywhere. “We didn’t think it would be possible,” she told. “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.” With four seasons in the bag, the pair claims that everything turned out to be a happy surprise.
Day’s off from a hectic schedule:
Both Ben and Erin are entrepreneurs. Ben owns the Scotsman Co. while Erin looks after the Laurel Mercantile. Also, the pair have a furniture line Vaughan-Bassett. Alongside their show and individual projects, cramming everything in day’s job seems hard. But the pair do take a day off now and then. They spent some leisure time with their daughter, Helen Napier.
Love at First Sight:
Ben and Erin met at the University of Mississippi sometime around December of 2004. Erin who was an art major had a major crush on Ben long before the pair met. When the pair eventually met, Ben said that he was starting to fall in love with Erin. Talk about a match made in heaven. Things progressed and the pair got engaged on September 21, 2007. They were married exactly a year later on the 22nd of November, 2008. Erin who keeps a blog described details of the proposal and it was heart-warming, to say the least.
Pet Peeves of the couple:
A lesser-known fact about Ben is that he leaves his shoes lying around the house. The man wears size 14 shoes and Erin often complains that she trips over them. On the other hand, Erin likes leaving subtle hints here and there. In an interview, Ben said that Erin wants Ben to do things for her without asking directly.
“For instance, she might say ‘Man, the garbage is getting full,'” Ben said. “And he wouldn’t take it out just to spite me!” Erin responded. “He’s like ‘If you want me to take the trash out, just tell me to.'”
Helen Napier was born on January 3, 2018. She arrived almost three months early and the pair couldn’t be happier. While there were concerns regarding the health of both mother and child, nothing could be farther than the truth. Helen is named after Erin’s grandmother and takes after her dad.