Love is in the air at HGTV Canada. Sure, there are ups and downs in any romance (especially when a renovation is involved!) but it’s Valentine’s Day and we wanted to celebrate Cupid by highlighting some of the most romantic moments and loved up couples on our shows. With engagements, weddings in the works, and baby news, these stories prove love comes in all forms and always deserves to be celebrated.
Published February 5, 2019, Updated February 10, 2023
She said Yes!
The ex-country music star is singing love ballads to her fiancé Ryan this year as they celebrate their first Valentine’s Day as an engaged couple. Kortney met Ryan online (check out their first date story). Talk about a meet-cute in the digital age! While some couples argue over directions, Kortney admitted that the only time these two fight is when they play board games. Nothing like a healthy dose of competition to heat things up!
Sarah Richardson and Alex Could Give a Course on Love
Sarah Richardson and her husband, Alex, share just about everything. They are partners in life, love and business. Although collaborating on their Whistler, B.C. vacation rental had it’s fair share of tense moments, their favourite way to destress and connect is through adventures in the great outdoors. This Valentine’s Day we wouldn’t be surprised if they’re practicing their swing on the golf course or zip lining through a forest at top speed.
The Couple That Designs Together…
Sebastian Clovis made a name for himself on the football field in his pre-HGTV Canada days, but he met his match when his partner Ayanna joined him for his latest show, Gut Job. With Sebastian’s vision and Ayanna’s creativity, this on- and off-screen team made serious reno magic happen.
Mandy and Annie Speak Each Other’s Love Languages
What was initially a business meeting to work on Mandy’s public speaking, quickly developed into a beautiful and fun-loving relationship. Mandy and Lauren speak many love languages – from running a farm together, making beautiful meals for each other, to old fashioned love notes. Their support for one another is infectious. We wonder what love language they’ll be speaking to each other this Valentine’s Day?
Ben and Erin Napier Celebrate with a Whole Lotta Huggin’
Drew Scott and Linda Phan Wed in Picturesque Coastal Town
Drew Scott and Linda Phan tied the knot in 2018 with a magical wedding in Italy. How do they keep the magic alive, five years later? They make a point to celebrate their love and they aren’t shy about it. Valentine’s Day may look a little different this year since the couple welcomed their first baby, Parker, in 2022, but there is more love in the air than ever before.
Bryan and Sarah Baeumler Announce Their Pregnancy
So much has changed for the Baeumlers since Sarah shared her pregnancy news with Bryan while filming House of Bryan (you can watch the sweet moment here).
Now, Baby Jojo is no longer a baby, and the Baeumlers have enjoyed a wild ride, building homes, building a resort on Island of Bryan and living in one of the most beautiful (and romantic) places on Earth: Caerula Mar Club in the Bahamas.
Scott McGillivray, the Olympian of Romance
If romance were a sport, Scott McGillivray would be considered an Olympian. In an episode of Moving the McGillivrays, Scott convinces Sabrina to join him at the worksite on her birthday under the guise of needing her help. Instead, he set up an elaborate delivery of flowers for his wife. Scott lowered the basket of flowers using an enormous crane. The celebration even included a cake! This definitely ranks high on the romance scale.
Catch Scott and Sabrina as they transform their first family getaway on Scott’s Own Vacation House.
Talk about a power couple! Looks like Jonathan and Zooey are still in the honeymoon stage and going strong. They first met on the set of Carpool Karaoke and they were flirting so much that producers told Jonathan they had to do major editing. Four years later and they’re still sending each other flirty texts and keeping the flame burning.
Chip and Joanna Gaines Show How Hard Work Can Also Be Romantic
Love isn’t all chocolates and flowers – it’s also a lot of hard work. Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines have demonstrated, time and again, how setting goals and achieving them can pay off with a loving relationship. One of our favourite quotes from Chip was when he said to Joanna: “Who won in life? Me. Because I got to marry you.”
Sarah Keenleyside Marries Singer/Songwriter Justin Rutledge
Sarah Keenleyside’s picture-perfect wedding in Prince Edward County was just the beginning of this fairytale romance.
Nearly five years and two kids later, Sarah and her husband, award-winning singer/songwriter Justin Rutledge, still make life look beautiful, even when they’re wiping noses and sticky hands. It’s just the Backyard Builds co-host’s ability to create beauty wherever she goes!