Paige Hemmis Biography
Paige Hemmis (Paige Kristina Huff-Hemmis) is an American television host and entrepreneur born on 17th March 1972 in Wisconsin, United States. She is known for her time on Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (2004 – 2012). She has a weekly onThe Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family show as a Lifestyle Design Expert. She is also an author and has her own clothing line called “Tuff Chix”. She also has a production company, Tuff Entertainment Group, LLC.
Paige Hemmis Age
Paige was born on 17th March 1972 in Wisconsin, United States (46 years as of 2018)
Paige Hemmis Education
Paige attended St. John Eudes School and Chaminade College Preparatory in Southern California. In 1994 she graduated from the Ubniversity of California, Santa Barbara with a B.A IN Psychology and Theology.
Paige Hemmis Husband
Paige Hemmis was married to Russ Hemmis but they divorced in 2015. In 2015 shemarried Jason Short who is a singer in the pop-opera group ARIA, their wedding wasaired on 22nd June 2015 in a primetime television special on Hallmark Channel.
Paige Hemmis Book
In 2005 she released her first book, “The Tuff Chix Guide to Easy Home Improvement” to inspire other women to tackle DIY projects on their own with confidence.
Paige Hemmis Networth
Paige has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Paige Extreme Home Makeover
Paige began her career as an EMT to an International Sales Manager in Hong Kong. She quit the job and in 2011 she launched Simply Elegant Weddings. She later self taught about home improvement and construction.
Paige needed more tools to do her job and she auditioned for Monster House which aired in 2013 and won the tools. She was discovered by the producers of ABC’s Extreme Makeover: Home Edition – where she has made her niche as aCarpenter/ Designer.
Paige Hemmis Home and Family
Paige appears weekly on The Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family show as a Lifestyle Design Expert – incorporating Real Estate, Design and DIY projects. In 2014, Paige and her team started a website blog entitled: Eat, Play, Feng-Shui, focusing on how design can make all three areas of any lifestyle just a little bit sweeter.
Paige donates her time for charities such as GLSEN, Habitat For Humanity, Helping a Hero, Heroes at Home and the Starkey Hearing Foundation. Paige is a licensed Real Estate Broker, and continues to design and build a variety of projects all over the world. She owns 14 properties, and is currently flipping properties, bringing her total renovation projects to over 30 personally, and over 200 on EM:HE.
Paige Hemmis Depression
In 2004 Paige was diagnosed with depression after she went for a doctor appointment complaining of insomnia. She said that she would pass out a lot on set.
“I’d pass out a lot on the set, and I was so sleep-deprived that behind the wheel I was worse than a drunk driver.”
The depression caused inexplicable crying fits, insomnia and binge eating (that same year, she gained 25 lbs. in just two months). “It’s like someone turned the lights off and I was going through the motions in the dark. Give me a broken sink and I can fix it, but I couldn’t fix myself. I felt powerless.”
Paige didn’t equate her symptoms to depression she just thought it was lethargy.
“I had this preconceived notion that if you were depressed, you were ready to commit suicide, I didn’t feel suicidal.Nothing gave me pleasure. I would withdraw, because going out and putting on a fake smile was exhausting.I was constantly telling myself to snap out of it, I knew I should be eating better, but I didn’t have the strength to make a difference.”
Paige dealt with her depression by attending biweekly therapy sessions for six months and taking antidepressants until August 2008.