Since 2017, HGTV's Bargain Block has been revitalizing homes in Detroit, Mich. Home improvement experts Evan Thomas and Keith Bynum work with real estate agent Shea Hicks Whitfield to source run-down homes in the area that they then renovate and flip.
Of course, as with any HGTV personality, fans want to know more about Shea. According to her Instagram bio, she’s a self-described “wife, fun aunt, and dog mom,” and as of recently, Shea is a real mama as well. Keep reading to find out the details.
Shea Hicks Whitfield hinted at her pregnancy in early 2022.
On Feb. 23, the HGTV star posted a picture of herself and her husband, Terry Whitfield, holding a tiny baby onesie that reads, “Coming Soon.”
Their adorable Shih Tzu, Sofia, also joined in on the announcement, sporting a bandana with the words, “My parents are getting me a human.” And on Sofia’s own Instagram page, the couple’s canine friend expressed her own excitement with the caption, “Whaaaaaat, a new human!? Just as shocked as my parents!”
In the caption of the aforementioned post, Shea said that she and her husband had always spoken about having children, but that “there was a certain intoxication of being married professionals whose only tether to the world of responsibility was a sweet little puppy.”
However, she reiterated that the couple was thrilled with the news. “We're blessed to share with the world the announcement of this next chapter to the story of Terry and Shea,” she wrote.
On March 16, 2022, Shea shared the gender of her baby on social media. The couple had an adorable gender reveal party with a cake from Detroit’s own Cake Making Divas and family and friends (including Evan and Keith) in attendance. Shea and Terry looked overjoyed to learn from the blue cake that they were having a boy. Shea captioned the post, “With much JOY! We're having a BOY!”
After the gender reveal party, She and Terry even went on a babymoon to Palm Springs, Calif. where they enjoyed ice cream, sunshine, and each other’s company. “Just what the doctor ordered,” Shea said on the 'gram.
Shea had her baby boy in the summer of 2022.
The agent extraordinaire hilariously said that the couple was “ecstatic to introduce our first child, brightest star on our team to the rest of the world.”
Shea and Terry’s baby — whom they named Beau James Whitfield — was born on July 29, 2022. The little nugget weighed 7 pounds, 15 ounces, and was 20.5 inches long. "We loved you before we knew you. Even when there was just a hope for you, we loved you," Shea wrote in a sweet Instagram post.
“No matter how many books you read or videos you may watch, you have to trust your journey, because your child is your special miracle,” Shea and Terry shared with HGTV.
Shea plays an important role on Bargain Block, as her real estate expertise helps Evan and Keith successfully flip the houses that they work on. We’re sure that her new baby will be a welcome addition to the team who will no doubt help strengthen the fabric of Detroit — just like his mom.