Ty Pennington has spoken out about his May 5 arrest for alleged drunk driving.
“I made a really bad error in judgment,” the Extreme Makeover: Home Edition host, 42, tells Entertainment Tonight.
“It made me realize how important every decision you make in your life is because it affects everyone, not just yourself.”
Unlike Busta Rhymes, it looks like Ty had more than one shot of Hennessy.
At the time of his arrest in the Marina Del Rey section of L.A., Pennington’s blood-alcohol level was .14 percent – well above the state’s legal limit of .08 percent.
He was charged on May 8 with two misdemeanors: driving under the influence and driving with a blood-alcohol level of .08 or higher.
If convicted, he faces up to six months in jail.
“I realized if you make a mistake, I think you ought to step up and admit that you did,” Pennington said. “I’m just that kind of a person. If you do something that you know you shouldn’t have, stand up and accept it.”
Pennington immediately apologized and owned up to his actions.
“It could jeopardize everything, including my job, which to me, is the greatest job in the world. I would never want to jeopardize that. I get to do something that a lot of people never get to do in their lifetime and actually get to make a difference in people’s lives.”
Asked what he might have done differently that fateful day, he says (with a bit of wisdom Paris Hilton might take to heart):
“Probably take a cab. But if we could hit rewind in our life, I think we would do a bunch of things differently. But you can’t do that. All you can do is accept what’s happened and learn from it.”
In happier Extreme Makeover: Home Edition news, designer Ed Sanders is the new father of triplets, our celebrity gossip spies have confirmed.
Ed Sanders‘ wife, Gioia, a magazine and fashion-show make-up artist, gave birth to three healthy daughters on May 5 in Los Angeles: Scarlette, who weighed 3 lbs., 15 oz.; Azure, 3 lbs., 15 oz; and Lucia, 4 lbs., 2 oz.
The couple also have a son, Max, who will turn 5 in June. The three new editions tie them with Brangelina with four kids. Yikes.
The London-born Sanders, 32, who moved to the U.S. in 2004 to try his luck in American TV, confirmed his wife was expecting the three girls on his blog in January, saying they were due in mid-June.
“To say we are excited but nervous is an understatement,” he wrote May 1.
He wrote in March that Max had been hoping for a little brother to play with, but soon came around, saying, “I am very happy to be having three sisters.”
In addition to his new family members, Sanders has a new job: He’s the host of ABC’s National Bingo Night, which premieres Friday at 9 p.m.