HGTV’s “Rock The Block” host Ty Pennington and his wife Kellee Merrell headed to Calistoga, California this weekend for some rest and relaxation.
In a new Instagram reel, the host of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” shows fans that the pair tried to take a mud bath, but struggled to relax during the experience. “Only the best for me lady! #sh**bath,” reads the caption.
Watch the video below and hear what fans are saying.
Pennington and Merrell had fun pretending the mud bath was filled with dung, adding poop emojis at one point in the video, and commenting on the smell of the mud, but some fans weren’t sure if they were serious or not.
“So today we’re taking a mud bath, and it’s really going to be out of this world,” Pennington says at the beginning of the video.
“This looks like sh**!” Merrell smiles under her face mask.
Pennington then steps into the tub, but he confirms in a caption that despite his encouraging words, “Kellee couldn’t.” Pennington stays in the bath for a while but struggles to settle in, commenting on the smell and how he got mud in his ear.
Some fans took note of the small room the couple was in. Merrell responded to the post, “It’s the mop in the corner and the shower curtain from the crime scene for me.”
“The best interpretive ‘Shawshank Redemption’ scene I’ve ever seen,” said one fan. Pennington responded with a laugh, “Hahaha”.
“I can’t take this!!!!! 🙀🙀🙀🙀 ahhhhhhhh,” said Flipping Showdown host Anita Corsini.
“Are you sure that’s just mud???” one fan commented, to which Pennington replied “not quite “
According to his blog, Ty Pennington joined Instagram ten years ago. He takes to social media to share all sorts of updates, including home renovation and design projects, photos of his dogs Phoebe and Dory, and to promote his television shows — including “Rock The Block,” which recently got a season 4 revamp, with Pennington returning. back as host.
In all his posts, Pennington certainly also hints at his own sense of humor. Pennington has picked up on some viral trends and posted his take on Drew Barrymore’s viral video from July of her running around laughing in the rain outside. “I hope my neighbor saw this… 💦Pennington captioned his video.
Pennington has also participated in the “Teenage Dirtbag” TikTok trend, where people put together throwback photos of their teenage years to show what they were like in high school. Pennington’s “Teenage Dirtbag” post (with an “Emphasis on dirt…” as Pennington puts it) features photos of a young Pennington lying on the beach, lying in bed, holding a black cat on a couch in a red pajama set .
While Pennington has shared online updates about his relationship and marriage to Kellee Merrell, these updates are relatively sparse, making Pennington’s latest mud bath update a somewhat rare post together for the couple. People reports that Merrell is not active on social media, despite working as a social media manager. However, Merrell appears to have started an Instagram profile in March 2021 and has shared some photos of Pennington, as well as their dogs over her year and a half on the platform.
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