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‘Hometown Kickstart’ stars Ben and Erin Napier don’t want to post their daughter’s face online, here’s why

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Erin Napier explains her personal decision to hide her daughter’s face on social media

Erin Napier isn’t shy about sharing the challenges of motherhood with her fans. Erin, her husband Ben and 3-year-old daughter Helen welcomed baby Mae into their family in May 2021, and the new mom has always been open about the realities of parenthood. Erin has recently shared the challenges of breastfeeding, new parents’ sleep issues, and even the difficulty of getting a home-cooked dinner on the table, and her fans are applauding her honesty. While giving fans a glimpse into their personal lives, Ben and Erin have decided to keep their daughters’ faces off Instagram, which Erin explained on her Instagram story.

Erin Napier and her husband Ben are known for their work on the series Home Town. The story follows the couple as they help families buy and renovate homes in their hometown of Laurel, Mississippi.


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Why isn’t Erin sharing her daughter’s face on social media?

Erin, 35, who shares her child with husband Ben Napier, 37, says it’s a “personal choice” that might “not be the same for everyone”. According to an article by People, on her Instagram Story, she explained how she explained a very rude comment about her daughter, Helen, but didn’t want her to be stalked. She also stated that she could block them and move on, but she decided to answer those who ask why they hide their face.

“Protect Helen’s Privacy”

She then explained how awful it is to see millions of people picking apart a picture of her baby’s face and how awful it is to see a photo of her child being used to promote some kind of foreign children’s clothing company. Some celebrities feel comfortable sharing photos of their children or grandchildren on social media. HGTV star Erin isn’t one of them. Erin and Ben feel they should protect Helen’s privacy because she should decide if she wants to be a public figure.

She continued by explaining how unsettling it is when strangers are visiting to see her hometown, reaching out to hug her daughter when she doesn’t know her. Erin added that they are the protectors of her image and that without them her life would be empty with nothing left to share. She then explained that they were both proud of her and her existence, but that her likeness was only theirs to protect and to choose when it was okay to share. She ended by adding how they love and appreciate everyone who supports their show, but doesn’t owe their daughter anything to anyone.

Home Town Kickstart will air Sunday, April 24, 2022 at 8 p.m. on HGTV.

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