BEVERLY HILLS, California — “Property Brother” Drew Scott buys and renovates homes on HGTV with his identical-twin brother Jonathan, but he’s also considering new construction: building a family.
On Thursday, Drew told the Television Critics Association summer press tour he would like three or four children, perhaps triplets — “one and done.” He said his wife, Linda Phan, talked about having two sets of twins, but he suggested she might want to hold off on that wish until after having a first set.
“I would not be against twins. We entertained each other growing up,” he said of “best friend” Jonathan.
Jonathan said he and Drew were surprises to their mother, who didn’t know she was having twins until they arrived. “Our heartbeats were in sync. I was born. He came out with a squished head because I was sitting on” it.
Real-estate expert Drew and contractor Jonathan have created an HGTV empire, with two of their shows returning with new seasons: “Property Brothers” in September and “Property Brothers: Buying & Selling” in December. They help home buyers find, purchase and transform fixer-uppers into beautiful homes.
As that workload suggests, parenthood for Drew and Linda is going to have to wait. For now, “we get our fix with our nieces and nephews,” Drew Scott said.
And — news bulletin! — the busiest twins in the renovation business will actually take a brief break from their TV show empire next month for Drew’s honeymoon. (The couple married in May).
The Scotts are aware of their fame, as many scripted TV shows have made references to them. Jonathan Scott noted nine references to the twins on “Brooklyn Nine-Nine”: “My friends say, ‘I can’t watch the show anymore, because it’s just about you guys.’”
The Scotts were joined on stage by two other HGTV hosts who also make renovation a family business: interior designer Leanne Ford and her contractor brother, Steve, who star in “Restored by the Fords,” which returns in January.
When asked whether Leeane suggests redesign plans that seem impossible, Steve said, “That’s been going on since childhood. We figure it out.”
In filming the show, they became more aware of what it’s like to work with someone you know so well, Leanne said. “We definitely noticed when the show came out how much we rolled our eyes at each other.”
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