Nicole Curtis Biography
Nicole Curtis is a self-taught home restore expert, interior designer, and Tv personality. She is best known as the host of “Rehab Addict,” a show documenting home renovations, that airs on HGTV and DIY.
So, let’s know all about our Rehab Addict superstar Nicole Curtis in her wiki along with her personal life facts.
Early Years: Background
Nicole Curtis was born on 20 August 1976 in Lake Orion, Michigan, USA. She graduated from Lake Orion High School in 1994. Her parents, Rod Curtis, Joanie Curtis owned a garbage business in Detroit. She has one sibling, Ryan Curtis, an actor.
Curtis completed her education from different colleges in Florida and Michigan. Nicole Curtis’ father, Rod Curtis is a history enthusiast, who used to drive the family around Detroit and tell them the stories of Detroit’s historic neighborhoods.
Curtis initially tried to study law in college but later changed to education. Before graduating, she gave birth to her son named Ethan in 1999 and decided to start her own cleaning business.
Before long, Curtis received a real estate license and began to renovate old homes in Minneapolis. During this time, she was also involved in an antique business that paid her bills while she reestablished three old homes.
The Unusual Way Curtis Got Started: Rehab Addict
Around 2009, Magnetic Productions was searching for blond real-estate agents for a new reality show and came across Curtis’s real estate website.
The production assistant invited her to meet with the company about doing a show and the owner said that the team had recently replaced a kitchen in a 1920s home with modern appliances. At that point, Curtis sincerely expressed that she preferred rehabilitating old homes rather than making them look modern.
The owner was intrigued and decided to give an opportunity to have a camera crew follow her through the restoration of an old home. This later transformed into a show called “Rehab Addict.” The show involves utilizing material that is commonly thrown away and finding practical uses.
“Rehab Addict” debuted on October 14, 2010, on the DIY network. In January 2014, beginning with the 4th season, the show was moved to airing every day on HGTV’s prime time schedule, which is from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
As the anchor and administrative producer of “Rehab Addict,” Curtis has rehabbed houses in Ohio, Michigan, and Minnesota. Her son Ethan also frequently appears with her on the show.
Nicole Curtis and her son, Ethan with their two rescued dogs on 2013 Chrismas Day (Source: Internet)
Her work revolves around pre-World War II homes, and her renovation philosophy is to update old homes to their previous eminence as opposed to modernization. In an interview with ABC10, Curtis shared that she was motivated to renovate houses was on the grounds that she had no cash to pay to have it done.
Curtis likewise has her own home design line, Nicole Curtis Designer, offering household accessories items like pillows, bed sheets, curtains and much more. She has also worked with NBA legend LeBron James Family Foundation, where they renovate a house for the student.
Nicole and LeBron painting
In November 2012, Curtis bought a fixer-upper home for $2. The construction was to be finalized inside a year and give regular updates to the city of Minneapolis. However, Curtis failed to fix the house in four years which resulted in seizing the house by Minneapolis community.
Did Rehab Addict Get Canceled?
In the fall of 2016, a rumor spread across the web saying Nicole’s show will shut down. Many fans of the show have been wondering for months whether the unthinkable has happened.
According to Nicole Curtis, the decision is practically much to the owner of the network, as far as more episodes go. “Between DIY and HGTV (both owned by Scripps Network) Seasons 1-7 are on repeats until I kick out more projects,” Nicole clarified.
She further expressed, “Have you really seen every single episode? There’s over 100 now! With that being said, please direct any questions to HGTV directly regarding scheduling. Yes, believe it or not, your voice matters to what they put on your television. You want Rehab Addict? Squeaky Wheel always gets the oil.”
Personal Life: Husband
Curtis is a single mother, with two children. Her first son, Ethan’s biological father is Steve Lane. As of 2017, she is neither remarried nor engaged in any sort of gossip or affair.
In July 2015, Curtis announced via Facebook that she was expecting her second child. The baby, a son, Harper was born in May 2015 out of wedlock and the baby’s father is Shane Maguire.
Nicole Curtis Pregnant
“Ten years ago, I was a struggling single mom working for people to take my design/construction work seriously… [Now] I am executive producer of Rehab Addict, and this show is about my life as a mom, a designer, realtor, investor,” she told AZ Central in March 2015.
Family Issues: Fight for Custody & Restraining Order
In 2016, Curtis, faced two terrible family feuds, when her partner, Shane Maguire, 54, filed for custody of her second son, Harper. According to Star Tribune, Maguire allegedly attempted to take him back in the middle of the night.
And on 20th June 2016, things turned out to be considerably more complicated. Her mother, Joan Curtis, filed for a restraining order against her, as indicated by court records.
Nicole Curtis (right) and her mother, Joan B. Curtis listens to Judge Lisa Langton during the hearing Source: DetroitNews
The host of HGTV’s Rehab Addict pleaded Oakland County judge to dismiss her mother’s demand for a personal protection order (PPO) against her.
Joan Curtis accused her daughter, for threatening phone calls and texts. Nicole claimed her mother had likewise harassed her by phone calls.
In an awkward exchange of private family issues surrounding the death of Curtis’ grandmother. Nicole tells her mom and the court that she was the only family member close to her grandmother when she died and goes ahead to state that she was the person who needed to pick out dress and flowers for her grandmother’s funeral.
After the hearing in which Joan called her daughter “mean and nasty,” Judge Lisa Langton denied the demand for the PPO against the star of HGTV.
Curtis’ First Book, “Better Than New”
On October 18, 2016, Curtis released a memoir, Better Than New: Lessons I’ve Learned from Saving Old Homes (And How They Saved Me). A New York Times and USA Today Bestseller for the first time, Better Than New is a part celebrity diary and part self-help book. The book uncovers her private battles, her personal victories, wrong boyfriends, and the motivating lessons we can all gain from them.
Nicole Curtis signs copies of her book “Better Than New: Lessons I’ve Learned from Saving Old Homes (and How They Saved Me)”
Working in Minneapolis and Detroit, Curtis has opened her fans’ eyes to value the beauty of older homes and reclaiming and reusing authentic original materials instead of sending dumpster loads to the local landfill.
Curtis applies the same principles to her personal life- esteeming old friends, rescuing dogs, and upholding the elderly, the disadvantaged and the wounded. The audio version of her new book will be available soon, which will be made downloadable through Amazon.
holy s#*%! Just spent 6 hrs recording the audio version of my book w/ my guys in #msp -it’s a whole new twist cause things are different ?
— Nicole Curtis (@nicolecurtis) February 17, 2017
Nicole Curtis Net Worth, Salary
As of 2019, Nicole Curtis has an estimated net worth of $7 million. Her major sources of income are her profit from renowned reality show “Rehab Addict” and business deals of house decoration and renovation.
Nicole Curtis was Featured in the USA Triathlon, January 2016 Issue
In comparison with other TV personalities, Nicole Curtis’ net worth is higher than RuPaul or Samantha Bee. On the other hand, it is smaller than James Cordon, Chelsea Handler, Rachel Zoe, and Jimmy Kimmel.