Home Town's Ben and Erin Napier Reveal Their Latest, Greatest Addition

Laurel, Mississippi — the famously small-town setting for HGTV's hit series Home Town — has a population of only about 18,000, so practically no new citizen is likely to go unnoticed. But one new resident in particular is certain to grab the attention of folks well beyond the town's city limits.

Your attention, please. We have an announcement to share. Are you ready? Home Town heroes Erin and Ben Napier are expecting. That's right. A third Napier is on the way. How's that for an early teaser for Season 2?

Seriously, we at HGTV offer our warmest thoughts and most earnest congratulations to Erin and Ben for their upcoming family addition. It's joyful news, and it couldn't be happening to nicer folks.

Erin made the announcement in a touching, personal and beautifully worded entry in her online journal — in a post titled "Our Secret". She also relayed the news on Instagram.

We’ve kept it a secret because it felt too close and too important to share. I’ve not written about it [on the blog], but you’ll be able to follow along with our whole journey when season 2 airs.
Erin Napier

So to that future Napier we can only say, you're going to have one great set of parents. As evidence, we offer a quick video montage.

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Since Home Town premiered on HGTV, it's been no secret around here that we think Ben and Erin are just certifiably adorable.  We feel this latest news will do nothing but amplify that premise.

As seen on Home Town, Ben and Erin Napier (C) goof around outside with the slate board before working on the next scene in the front exterior of the Walker residence. Cameraman James Duhon (R) prepares to film the scene. (behind the scenes)

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To that end, we offer this photo gallery collecting some of our favorite pics of the clearly head-over-heels-in-love couple and — now — soon-to-be parents. 

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Home Town Heroes

Ben and Erin Napier of HGTV's Home Town

Flowers and Frills

And pretty as a picture.

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Our Town

Erin and Ben in downtown Laurel

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Just Kickin' Around Downtown

 

Reliable Transportation

 

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A Coke and a Smile

 

Words to Live By

 

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Perfect Fit

One of our all-time favorite Erin and Ben pics

In the Shop

Erin offers assistance at Scotsman Co., Ben's woodworking shop in downtown Laurel.

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In the Shop

 

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In the Shop

 

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On the Job

 

American Made

 

Behind the Scenes

 

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Behind the Scenes

 

Behind the Scenes

 

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Fist Bump

 

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Home Turf

Ben and Erin outside Laurel Mercantile Co., the store they operate in partnership with two other couples on Front Street in downtown Laurel.

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We're Rolling

Erin slates a segment on an episode from Home Town, Season 1.

Take Five

 

Project Oriented

 

Project Oriented

Erin works on a custom lighting project for the Edwards house.  See the full renovation gallery: A House With History.

A Portrait in Blue

Erin in the newly renovated Walker kitchen. See the full renovation gallery: "Midcentury Modern in a 'Home Town' Setting".  Also featured in the "Erin's Home Town Color Palette" gallery.

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Afternoon Stroll

 

Supper Time

Balance and Symmetry

Erin and Ben with clients Laura and Ross from the very first HGTV Home Town project. See the complete gallery: "Home Town: Thoughtful Renovations in a Small Southern City".

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Super Casual

 

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Ben & Friend

Ben during some backyard cleanup on the Hayes project. See the full renovation gallery: "A 1920s Craftsman for a Nashville Songwriter".

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Hands-On

Erin works on removing trim and mesh in the master suite on the Walker project.

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Determination

Ben observes from a safe distance. 

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When All Else Fails

 

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Fait Accompli

 

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Did We Get That on Camera?

From episode 109. See the full renovation gallery: 
"Midcentury Modern in a 'Home Town' Setting".

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Warm Welcome

 

From: Erin Napier and Ben Napier

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Game Plan

Ben and Erin meet with residential designer Luke Sippel (center) and contractor Jonathan Walters (left) to go over the blueprints and formulate plans for the Robinson renovation.

Fine Cut

 

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All In the Details

Erin ponders placement for an accent piece that will become a small but signature feature in this renovation — an old-style working gas lamp for the new front porch.

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A Touch More Formal

 

A Bit Less Formal

 

Architectural Salvage

On the Carson project, Erin carefully removes the fireplace surround so that it can be repurposed later.

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Serious Demo

Ben and Erin work together to remove extra-thick concrete countertops as part of the kitchen demo.

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The Carson Project

 

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The Carson Project

 

From: Erin Napier and Ben Napier

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French Country Style

Erin and Ben pause for a portrait in the Carson's newly renovated French Country style kitchen. See the complete renovation gallery: "A Touch of Provence in Southern Mississippi".

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The Forest for the Trees

Erin gets to work on the densely overgrown backyard that will eventually become a major focal point in the Hayes project.

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The Hayes Project

 

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The Hayes Project

 

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The Hayes Project

 

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The Hayes Project

See the complete renovation gallery: "A 1920s Craftsman for a Nashville Songwriter".

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Iron Work

Erin demonstrates the proper technique for use of a reciprocating saw as she and Ben remove an old iron fence on the Walker project.

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Iron Work

 

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The Walker Project

Erin in the newly renovated master bedroom at the Walker residence.

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The Walker Project

 

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The Walker Project

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A Posh Bath

The spa bath with clawfoot tub and ornately patterned tile is one of the key highlights in the Hayes project.

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A Piece of History

Ben shows off the historic and highly sought-after "Laurel Bricks" — made by a local company as far back as the 1880s, and becoming increasingly hard to find.

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Sidewalk Community

Erin and Ben in the neighborhood where the Chancellor House is located, as featured in episode 103. See the full renovation gallery: "From Nashville to Mississippi: A 'Home Town' Homecoming".

Impromptu Moment

 

From: Erin Napier and Ben Napier

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Impromptu Moment

 

From: Erin Napier and Ben Napier

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Y'all Please Come Back!

The second season of Home Town is slated to air on HGTV beginning in January 2018. Keep checking back here for show updates and exclusive new content.

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