Ty Pennington, 56, officially ties the knot with Kellee Merrell, 33, during intimate ceremony


Ty Pennington, 56, officially ties the knot with Kellee Merrell, 33, during intimate ceremony at their Savannah, Georgia home mid-renovation


Ty Pennington has officially tied the knot with his quarantine partner Kellee Merrell.

The 56-year-old HGTV star and the 33-year-old beauty wed during an intimate ceremony held at their home in Savannah, Georgia, which is currently under construction. 

According to People, Ty and Kellee exchanged their vows in front of eight of their closest friends and family members on Saturday.

Married! Ty Pennington has officially tied the knot with his quarantine partner Kellee Merrell

Married! Ty Pennington has officially tied the knot with his quarantine partner Kellee Merrell 

Pennington and Merrell were previously introduced by mutual friends over a decade ago while he was working on a show in Toronto.

Prior to Kellee, Ty was in a long-term relationship with Andrea Bock but they remained friends after their split in 2009.  

Ty and Kellee kept up with each other in years following their 2010 meeting, but their relationship truly blossomed last year.

The two chose to quarantine together during the early stages of the global pandemic and the reality TV star eagerly shared snaps of the beauty to his Instagram account throughout their time in lockdown. 

Intimate: The 56-year-old HGTV star and the 33-year-old beauty wed during an intimate ceremony held at their home in Savannah, Georgia, which is currently under construction

Intimate: The 56-year-old HGTV star and the 33-year-old beauty wed during an intimate ceremony held at their home in Savannah, Georgia, which is currently under construction 

Pennington previously announced his engagement with a post that was shared to his Instagram account this past July.

The media figure’s post showed off his then-fiancee’s engagement ring, and he wrote a short message that read: ‘It’s the ‘yes’ for me…’ 

The performer previously spoke to People and noted that he had become enamored with his partner’s physique and personality.

‘I have admired Kellee from afar for years. She’s a beautiful person inside and out,’ he said.

Making everyone aware: Pennington previously announced his engagement to Kellee with a post that was shared to his Instagram account this past July

Making everyone aware: Pennington previously announced his engagement to Kellee with a post that was shared to his Instagram account this past July

The right match: Ty previously spoke to People and noted that he had become enamored with his partner's physique and personality

The right match: Ty previously spoke to People and noted that he had become enamored with his partner’s physique and personality

He then expressed that he was grateful to have quarantined with his now-wife and that they had become very comfortable with each other.

‘Luckily our paths finally crossed at the right time. It’s one of those things where you just feel happy being around a person,’ he stated.

Pennington then noted that he expected to remain a lifelong bachelor, stating: ‘I never thought I would get married, but she changed that.’

He concluded by remarking that he was ‘glad I waited for the one.’

Changing his path: Pennington then noted that he expected to remain a lifelong bachelor, stating: 'I never thought I would get married, but she changed that'

Changing his path: Pennington then noted that he expected to remain a lifelong bachelor, stating: ‘I never thought I would get married, but she changed that’

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