HGTV star Nicole Curtis on why she took a two-12 months split from Television set: ‘I was putting on way way too several hats’

HGTV star Nicole Curtis has been out of the spotlight for two yrs since ending her clearly show “Rehab Addict” in 2018.

The 44-year-old is now back again with a manufacturer new collection, “Rehab Addict Rescue,” wherever she can help home owners restore crumbling historic households to their previous glory.

The renovation Tv set star spoke to Fox News about how she needed time away from the cameras and why more mature properties are her calling. 

Fox Information: What did you master when you took that break from Television and why was now a superior time to arrive again?

Nicole Curtis: I was putting on way far too lots of hats. I experienced labored tricky and I place every single solitary ounce of work I experienced into the show and into the model and of system, increasing my son. But I was operating much more than 7 times a 7 days and we only have 7 times a 7 days. 


It really is not the money that makes me delighted. It’s being aware of that I have sufficient time in my working day to do the items that actually matter. And with [Rehab Addict], it arrived to an impasse the place I was like, this isn’t really definitely value it correct now for me.

I just want to go back to a peaceful life. And there is certainly a thing so fabulous about this becoming able to acquire time to be at property, to be a mother. 

Fox News: What keeps you coming again to these outdated, historic homes?

Curtis: The previous residences are nevertheless extremely comforting for me. It is my area of interest, it is my enthusiasm, it can be wherever I feel accomplished. I feel very pleased of my get the job done for the reason that I’ve invested so quite a few decades, you know, acquiring to know every thing I need to have to know without having any help.

It truly is also humbling simply because every single residence is distinct and I go in there and I’m like, we are heading to get this carried out. And I assume that which is the facet that constantly draws me again into these crazy projects.

Nicole Curtis returns to HGTV with her new series 'Rehab Addict Rescue.'

Nicole Curtis returns to HGTV with her new sequence ‘Rehab Addict Rescue.’

Fox Information: What’s it like to have your son Ethan perform on the jobs with you?

Curtis: I joke my son has been in the business enterprise considering that he was in the womb because I constantly labored. Even when they’re little, they decide up on things he is familiar with aged properties, development… he understands creation. It’s quite cool to have him again on television because he grew up on Television and if you will find just one view I rely on, it is really generally his.


I was very youthful when I had him, which I often remind him of. When I was his age, I had a 2-yr-outdated and I was running a business and placing myself by way of college complete time. It is really pretty difficult often to seem at him simply because I still see him as a minor boy that wanted to be with me just about every 2nd of the day.

Curtis' show focuses on restoring historic homes in the Detriot area alongside the homeowners. 

Curtis’ present focuses on restoring historic properties in the Detriot location along with the householders. 

Fox News: When you had been starting off out, how did you prevail over some of those people naysayers and doubters? 

Curtis: When I’m on a occupation site and someone comes in and functions [disrespectful]… after they work with me for 5 minutes, they’re like, ‘Oh, never ever intellect, she is aware of her sh*t.’ Certainly, I’m a feminine but I generate the checks. I am the boss.

I never think I at any time saw a female contractor with a design hat growing up but I just realized that I could be nearly anything I preferred to be due to the fact that’s how I was elevated. There is only one you. I am not in level of competition with everyone because I’m [unique] and place my twist on items. 

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You have to truly just obtain the people today that like and guidance you and concentrate on people people today and focus on that circle. 

“Rehab Addict Rescue” premieres Thursday, January 28, at 9 pm ET/PT on HGTV