10 Things You Didn’t Know About HGTV Stars Ben And Erin Napier’s Relationship
8. Ben’s Nickname
Any fan of their show or follower of theirs on social media has probably noticed there’s a big discrepancy in height between Erin and Ben Napier. Ben is 6-feet-6-inches while Erin is 5-feet-5-inches, so Erin has lovingly nicknamed Ben, “Big.” In many of their interviews on Home Town, Erin stands on a box beside her husband to help compensate for their height difference.
7. How They Landed Their HGTV Gig
After an ordinary day that turned out to be not so ordinary, Ben and Erin received an email from an HGTV executive at 10 p.m. at night which basically complimented them on their Instagram and asked if they were interested in doing TV. Afterwards, the two had several Skype interviews and even created a 5-minute episode for the network to decide they were in fact the future stars they were looking for and, in December 2014, they were awarded their own show! Fellow HGTV stars Chip and Joanna Gaines quickly became the couple’s mentors.