Erin Napier of 'Home Town' Cries While Renovating Her Late Grandmother's House

“Home Town” star Erin Napier breaks down in tears as she learns that a new house she’s renovating once belonged to her late grandmother.

For Erin and Ben Napier, renovating a house is always meaningful to them as they find a sweet way to connect to it.

Ben Napier and Erin Napier visit People Now on January 08, 2020 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

Ben Napier and Erin Napier visit People Now on January 08, 2020 in New York City | Photo: Getty Images

However, they were in for a surprise when they took on their newest building makeover and discovered that they have a special connection to it.

HGTV renewed the show for a fifth season, which will air in 2021 with 16 brand new episodes.


As reported by People Magazine, during Monday night’s episode of HGTV’s Home Town, Erin found out that the building in downtown Laurel which they were working on was once lived in by her grandmother.

While speaking to her father’s cousin, Kent, the mother-of-one learned that her grandmother and grandmother’s sister used to live in the house.


In fact, it was where Erin’s grandmother was living when she began dating her grandfather in the 1950s. Expressing her shock, she said:

“My grandparents met when she lived here. I’ve had so much fun renovating this house, but I had no idea I had a personal connection to it.”

She explained that she never knew about the house because her grandmother lost her speech and couldn’t speak.

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Next month I will be 34 years old. That’s how long it’s taken me to learn how to ask for what I need, that saying “no” to good things can be my way of saying “yes” to things that matter more, that if something makes me uncomfortable, I simply won’t do it, that someone else’s failure has nothing to do with my future, that there’s room for all of us to have success, not just some of us, that I can be quiet—I don’t have to perform. I was afraid of my 30s when I was 29, but now I see—this decade may just be about learning how to be brave, and how to walk away from the things that aren’t me to get my feet in the right place to be exactly who I am. And there’s a lot of freedom in that.

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As seen in the clip, Erin invited her uncle and grandmother’s sister to the apartment to learn more about its history. At the end of the tour, the home-flipping expert struggle to hold back the tears as she said:

“My grandmother and I were really, really close. And I wish that she could see this.”

As recalled by ET Canada, Erin’s grandmother passed away in May. She shared the devastating news in an emotional post on Instagram and a touching poem from Luther F. Beecher.


According to House Beautiful, the couple got the contract for “Home Town” after the producer Lindsey Weidhorn fell in love with their renovating skills through the #ILiveInLaurel hashtag, Erin used in her photos on Instagram.

The lovebirds who owned a stationery company at the time thought they being contacted to buy stationery. The publication noted that Ben and Erin first met at the University of Mississippi in December 2007, and six days after, he told her he loved her and would marry her.

That was the case as the pair tied the knot in November 2008 and have been happily married ever since and are proud parents of a daughter named Helen.

This comes after Country Living revealed that HGTV renewed the show for a fifth season, which will air in 2021 with 16 brand new episodes.

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