Introverted HGTV Host Responds To Comments About Her Relationship, Proving It's Never Right To Judge Others

"He's always right there, and then I'm not nervous anymore."

When one HGTV star received a critical email from a viewer, she responded with a heartfelt message that reminds us not to judge people — especially without knowing them.

Erin Napier of HGTV's Home Town, co-hosts the show with her husband, Ben Napier. Apparently, one viewer didn't like the way Ben constantly touches Erin on the show, saying "It makes her sick because it reminds her of men who treat women like objects." 

In response, Erin wrote a post on Instagram giving a little more context to her personal story and her relationship with her husband. 


"I got an email today from a viewer who hates the way @scotsman.cotouches me so much on the show. It makes her sick because it reminds her of men who treat women like objects, which made me hurt for her. The truth of it is, being an extreme introvert complicates my job and I suspect there are more of you out there like me. Being on TV is unnerving for me, and since we met he's always understood. Every time he touches my arm, my back, it's letting me know I'm not alone. He's always right there, and then I'm not nervous anymore."

Since sharing her words, Erin's post has been met with floods of positive comments, including those sending their support.

One commenter, who writes that they've met Erin and Ben in person, compliments their healthy relationship:

"You are both adorable and set a wonderful example of what true love, friendship and a healthy relationship are. Your response was perfect. Please don't change anything about the dynamic between you and Ben are ... You are a joy to watch and one of my favs. Much love to you both."

Redbook magazine points out that Joanna Gaines, another HGTV host for the show Fixer Upper alongside her husband, Chip, commented heart emojis on Erin's post, and has offered her advice about working with your husband on TV. 

"The biggest piece of advice I've taken away from them is to keep our marriage and our family first — the stuff that's been important to us all along — and as long as you do that, you're going to be fine," Joanna tells Redbook

Erin's message shows us there is often more to a situation than meets the eye. For that reason, 

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