For the 3rd year in a row, we are thrilled to have Love It Or List It Vancouver television personality Todd Talbot and his incredible wife, actor/singer Rebecca Talbot as co-hosts for the 2020 SHINE Fashion Tea. And here are just three reasons why we love them…
Todd talks television & theatre:
Over the past few years I have hosted Love It or List It Vancouver for the W Network in Canada and Love It or List It, Too on HGTV US. It’s been an incredible ride and has opened the doors to so many other opportunities I didn’t realize I loved doing. With my theatrical background and years in front of a live audience, the opportunity to be ‘unscripted’ has been a blast. While we continue to shoot Love it or List it, I try to work in many other creative projects including voicing Who Lives Here for W Network, guest judging Game of Homes season 1 & 2, guest hosting morning shows, Master of Ceremonies for events across the country, as well as the odd gig where there is a script and sometimes even a Broadway melody!
Todd talks marriage:
Rebecca and I met on the first day of rehearsal for West Side Story at the Arts Club in Vancouver, BC. Our first kiss was outside the hospital and I proposed over the intercom aboard a WestJet flight to Toronto. To sum up the definition of husband, it’s “married guy”. Anything related to marriage regarding rights, obligations, status and community has all changed over time and differs between cultures. So the only thing that defines me as a husband is the fact that the person I chose to wed, this girl who hooked me with her beautiful voice, kissed me outside the hospital after I broke my ribs, laughed at my jokes until the wee hours of the morning, and saw me for who I really am, said yes. I am a husband because she married me, and everything else… we make up as we go along, going along together.
Todd talks parenthood:
I admit, when it comes to my daughter and son, it doesn’t take much to make me melt. Being a Dad is definitely a tougher role than I had imagined but has also given my life meaning and perspective like I never thought it would. Fatherhood for me is a test of instinct, humility, and asking for help. I have always had a special relationship with my Dad and relate to him newly through my kids. I will drop everything for them. This is a role I will never give up. Watching my son and daughter grow up and experience life overwhelms me with a joy that cannot be replaced and can’t be captured in words.