Family history hits prime time TV on ‘In With the Old’
, 2023-02-01 22:00:00,
Design juggernaut turned internet celebrity Brittany Jepsen and her husband Paul are the stars of the latest episode of “In With the Old” on Magnolia Network.
The television hour features Brittany and Paul renovating the exterior of their Provo, Utah, home, as well as the kitchen, their son’s room, the staircase and the kitchenette in Brittany’s basement studio.
“In With the Old,” now in its third season, typically features the renovation of old homes. The Jepsens’ home, however, was built in 1992. It’s not new, but it’s younger than most millennials, therefore not old, right? RIGHT?
What qualified the home for the show’s title is the style in which it was built — Federalist Revival. The original owners built the house to replicate the early Latter-day Saint pioneer homes in Nauvoo, Illinois.
During conversations with the show’s production team, Jepsen mentioned that her great-great-great-great-grandmother Patty Sessions — a renowned midwife — crossed the plains from Maine to Nauvoo, then eventually Bountiful, Utah, delivering thousands of babies along the way. To Jepsen, who was raised hearing stories about her pioneer ancestors both in her home and at church, this information hardly felt newsworthy. But to the producers, it felt like a story coming full circle.
“We kind of made everything an ode to her,” Jepsen says, explaining that after she realized the significance of the home and the ties to her…
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