The country saw the rise and fall of this celebrity in the 2000’s.
The List reported that Ty Pennington began his career with *Trading Spaces, but few fans are aware of the reason for his disappearance.
Besides his appearance on the show as a designer, Pennington released several design books which were hugely successful.
However, the television personality and author disappeared from the limelight very quickly.
One of the most important reasons he vanished from the screens is the embarrassment over his DUI.
Pennington was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol in Los Angeles, on May 5, 2007. His blood-alcohol level was reported to be .14 percent, far more than the permissible limit of .08.
The star then apologized for his behavior, taking accountability for his actions. He said that he was aware that one should never drive under the influence of alcohol and that he regretted his mistake.
He said, “I made an error in judgment. We all make mistakes; however, this is about accountability. I could have jeopardized the lives of other and I am grateful there was no accident or harm done to anyone. This was my wake-up call.”
He even apologized to ABC and his design team for his “lapse in judgment and the embarrassment” he had caused.
After pleading no contest to DUI charges, he received 36 months’ probation and was fined $1,500. He was also ordered to undergo a 90-day alcohol education program.
He appeared on every tabloid and went through embarrassing court proceedings. In the end, he was happy it was all over. He said that he was looking forward to making up for his mistakes.
He also revealed that he suffers from Attention-deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). He consulted a psychiatrist and was under medication to take care of his hyperactivity. The disorder made it impossible for him not to act like an excited child, according to Pennington.
He confessed that it affected his like both personally and professionally, where he often forgets that people are talking to him.
Currently, he has been helping families in need to build affordable and sustainable homes. Pennington is also trying to find a way to bring *Extreme Makeover: Home Edition back on TV.
The show, with a total of 202 episodes, was a highly successful program. He confessed that nothing would make him happier than bringing the show back for his fans.