The real reason we don't hear from Ty Pennington anymore
Ty Pennington got his humble start in television as the hunky carpenter with an eye for design on TLC's Trading Spaces in the early 2000s. While he gained notable attention in that role, he skyrocketed to fame for his work as host of Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, winning not only numerous awards, but also critical acclaim for the philanthropic mission around the show (which was directly tied to Pennington).
For a while, it seemed impossible not to see Pennington on television or to hear about him in the media for one positive reason or another. But after releasing several design books and building an empire, the handyman virtually disappeared from the spotlight. From a nasty DUI to some misfired TV projects, here are the reasons why we don't seem to hear from Pennington anymore.