HGTV star Erin Napier says she's 'not expecting': 'It is weird and a bit rude to constantly speculate if a woman is pregnant'
"It is weird and a bit rude to constantly speculate if a woman is pregnant," Napier said.
Erin Napier is setting the record straight.
On Monday, the HGTV star, 37, took to her Instagram Stories to confirm she's not pregnant, citing that fans started speculating she was expecting after she refused to drink coffee in the latest episode of Home Town, which she co-hosts with her husband, Ben Napier.
"Re: last night’e episode, I am not expecting, I just don’t drink coffee," the mom of two wrote. "I will not be expecting. Y’all don’t have to Google thinking we are dropping cryptic hints. There are no hints. Our family is complete. It is weird and a bit rude to constantly speculate if a woman is pregnant."
Napier and her husband have two daughters, 5-year-old Helen and 18-month-old Mae. And this isn’t the first time the mom has used her platform to speak her truth.
In an Oct. 2022 appearance on the Townsizing podcast, she explained that people have a skewed view of what their Mississippi town is really like.
"We actually do have the internet, you know, contrary to what you might believe about us right now. We have shoes and teeth in Mississippi, and the internet," she joked at the time. "I think one of the big misconceptions is that it’s podunk and it’s backwards. There are podunk and backwards people in every single square inch of this country. It’s not, like, a small-town problem."
"Small-town America has this really rich and flavorful story to tell," Napier added, acknowledging that changing these perceptions is a big mission of the series. "We have to work extra hard to combat the stereotypes that people have already placed on small-town America."
The couple certainly has its hands full this holiday season. In a Dec. 1 interview with Yahoo Life, the Napiers explained that they have a strict system when it comes to what Santa Claus brings their daughters.
"She gets something she wants, something she needs, something to wear and something to read — so four gifts each," Napier explained. "The most modest one will come from Santa. It's something we want to be conscious of because I read somewhere about kids going to school after Christmas comparing what Santa brought them. And the kids who didn't get such a huge, extravagant gift, they wonder 'does Santa not love me as much?' We're trying to shift the focus."
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