If you have ever watched the HGTV show, Fixer Upper, you know how much Candis and Andy Meredith love to renovate houses. The couple has been renovating houses since 2013. But they don’t just renovate homes. The couple’s religious beliefs are just as diverse as their taste in interior design. While Andy has a Christian background, Candis is not. Both are practicing atheists, but Candis has also embraced her Jewish roots.
Candis and Andy were married publicly, but they didn’t discuss their previous marriage with any of their friends. Andy’s first wife was attracted by his friendliness, but he resented her since she never became who he was. They decided to split because of this. Despite their difficult relationship, they remain close friends. They are currently working on a new TV show called “The Renovated House”, which will air on DIY and HGTV.
The couple defended themselves after the scandal broke. In separate videos posted to their joint Instagram account they denied rumors that they had scammed homeowners and done subpar work. They also said they pulled their eldest daughter from school and blamed the backlash for the scandal on the “Instagram Mafia.”
After the scandals, the Merediths were removed from Magnolia Network’s “Home Work.” The couple has a blended family with nine children, including their two sons from prior relationships. They have one daughter together. They have been together for many years in the home-renovation business. They starred in the limited series “Old Home Love” in 2015.
The series follows the renovation of their home. The show is based around their house, and edits out swear words and bad language. The Merediths claim Joanna Gaines’ Instagram messages changed their lives. In 2018 they began a dialogue with Gaines, requesting a phone call. Joanna Gaines told them she was thinking about renovating their house to use as a school.
The show’s popularity has caused some controversy. It was pulled after only two days because the show’s clients had complained of poor workmanship, doubled budgets, and broken promises. It has also been accused of censorship, and the Magnolia Network has been forced to apologize. Although the Merediths deny that they cheated their clients they do admit that they cannot achieve their goals. If the show goes on, it will probably get a second run on Discovery Plus.
The Merediths also transformed their attic into a hangout area, while their new show featured their renovations to a historic home as well as a beach bungalow. They both promised to renovate their homes for the show, but instead spent thousands of dollars and months working on it. They also left many things unfinished. This prompted some viewers to be suspicious. The couple denied the allegations, and they defended their relationship. According to reports, they appeared on TODAY for their first interview.