Four years in, the HGTV star has grown used to hearing everyone exclaim about how happy he looks. “People keep saying to me, like, ‘Jonathan, you feel so alive.’ I’m like, ‘Was I a dud before? What happened?'” he joked on Today. “I will admit she brings out the best in me and she makes me want to be the best version of myself.”
So it wasn’t all that crazy to think the person who spun off one popular home renovation show into a seemingly endless line of books, CDs, product lines and, of course, additional television series might add husband to his collection of titles.
Particularly now that they’re deep into fixing up their forever home, a 1938 Georgian-style spread her kids dubbed “the Park House” due to its lush lawn and massive California sycamores. Though the old home has brought with it a bevy of necessary projects, “We have each other, and we have time—the rest of our lives together in this house,” Jonathan noted in a personal essay for the Winter 2022 of his and Drew’s mag Drew + Jonathan Reveal. “Our house. Our dream home, where we’ll see the kids grow up laughing and adventuring in the yard, where we’ll play host to friends and family.”
(Originally published Jan. 17, 2021, at 12 a.m. PT)