Andy and Candis Meredith, the stars of Home Work on the just-launched Magnolia Network, are firing back at their critics.
Recently, several former clients blasted the Utah couple, saying they performed subpar work on their homes. The allegations led Chip and Joanna Gaines’ new cable channel to pull the show just days after the network’s debut. On Jan. 12, the Merediths took to social media to defend themselves in a series of lengthy posts.
Former clients blast ‘Home Work’ hosts
Andy and Candis Meredith of the Magnolia Network series ‘Home Work’ | Noam Galai/Getty Images for Shorty Awards)
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Home Work debuted in 2021 on discovery+. The show was also part of the Magnolia Network lineup when it launched in early January 2022. But just a few days after the Gaines’ finally unveiled their new cable channel, some troubling allegations about the Merediths surfaced.
Several clients came forward claiming that the couple, who previously hosted Old Home Love on HGTV, had performed shoddy work, mismanaged project budgets, and failed to communicate clearly on key issues.
Aubry Bennion was the first to speak out. The Utah homeowner hired the Merediths to renovate her kitchen, with the understanding that the project would appear in an episode of Home Work. But the project was a fiasco from the start, she wrote in a series of 18 Instagram posts.
“Communication was disastrous,” she shared. The Merediths ignored timelines, she could not get a proper accounting of expenses from the couple, and some of the work caused damage that required costly repairs to fix. Soon after Bennion went public, several other people came forward to share their negative experiences of working with the pair.
Magnolia Network stars Andy and Candis Meredith defend themselves from critics
About a week after Bennion shared her story on social media, the Merediths responded with a series of lengthy Instagram posts of their own. They said their former clients’ claims “blindsided” them. They also said they wanted “to share more context to a one-sided narrative.”
“We stand behind our work,” they wrote, calling the allegations against them a “malicious and salacious attempt to take away our means of living.” The reality TV couple argued that any disputes should have been handled privately and said their children were being bullied following the media firestorm. However, they did “fully admit” that they “took on too much at one time.”
“This is playing out on a public stage and that is simply not OK,” they added.
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#MagnoliaNetwork holiday specials are here to help you ring in the Christmas season! In a new episode of #HomeWork: Home for the Holidays, Andy and Candis Meredith finish renovations for the foyer and staircase in their 1907 schoolhouse just in time to deck the halls. pic.twitter.com/VajvBiZNpz
— Magnolia Network (@magnolianetwork) December 14, 2021
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Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet