There is a fine margin between a consensual and discordant relationship. TV host Carter Oosterhouse was made aware of this margin when his make-up artist accused him of forcing her into a sexual relationship.
Carpenter turned TV Host; Carter is best known for his hosting HGTV’s three prime-time TV program including Carter Can, Million Dollar Room, and Red Hot & Green. He is currently appearing as the judge of the American reality TV show competition, The Great Christmas Light Fight.
Shares Wedding Vows, Welcomes First Baby
Carter Oosterhouse got married to actress, Amy Smart on 10 September 2011 in Traverse City, Michigan.
Carter met Amy through a mutual friend at a green-charity event in November 2010 and started dating started dating right away. The lovebirds made the first public appearance at Art of Elysium event in L.A. in January 2011.
After dating for four months, he got engaged with Amy in a private ceremony. The news of their engagement surfaced in April 2011 when his then-fiancée, Amy was posted with her engagement ring.
Months after their engagement, the couple got married in front of 215 wedding guests in Michigan. The Shameless actress donned a Carolina Herrera gown at her wedding while her eight bridesmaids appeared in navy Ann Taylor attire.
The couple often shares PDA moment, and they were pictured sharing a loving kiss on the paths of Rome during their romantic holiday in Italy in mid-2016.
Carter welcomed his first child with Amy as a daughter named Flora on 26 December 2016 via surrogacy.
Sexual Controversy With Gay Make-up Artist; Wife Defends Him
Carter was involved in a controversy in 2017 when his makeup artist, Kailey Kaminsky alleged him of forcing her into a sexual relationship. Kailey is an openly gay make-up artist, who worked with Carter on his previous HGTV show; Carter Can in 2008.
Kailey accused that he threatened her that he would fire her from the job. The gay artist had also made claims that the TLC star forced her to have oral s*x. She also added that she suffered from depression and had to seek medical treatment in the hospital.
In an conversation with The Hollywood Reporter (THR) in December 2017, Carter acknowledged that he had sexual relationships with Kailey about nine years ago but mentioned that the relationship was "100 percent mutual."
He also added that he would not have done anything to make Kailey uncomfortable. He then mentioned Kailey initiated the physical relationship and admitted to having a sexual relationship for over 15 times. In another interview, Carter said that he has never been in any other sexual affairs besides Kailey.
After the much-heated controversy, Carter’s wife, Amy came in support for her husband. She shared a picture on her IG account on 17 December 2017 and mentioned that Kailey had a consensual relationship with her now husband.
Carter Oosterhouse with his wife, Amy, and daughter, Flona on 17 December 2017 (Photo: Instagram)
She further added in the caption that;
“We are in a climate right now where it’s so wonderful and needed to have women coming forward to break their silence; it is vital and important for female equality. Period. A lot of the stories are horrific and need to be brought to light. This story, about my husband, Carter Oosterhouse, on the other hand, is now taking it too far and boundaries are being crossed.”
What Is Carter Oosterhouse’s Net Worth?
The 41-year-old actor has summoned the net worth of $2 million from his TV hosting and modeling career since 2003. He added a significant part of his remunerative wages when he joined the fourth season of TLC series Trading Spaces in 2003.
He summoned some extra income as a contributor for NBC’s show, Three Wishes back in 2005. His other part lucrative earnings come from ABC reality competition, The Great Christmas Light Fight in 2013.
Previously, Carter worked as a model for many brands including Nivea, Lincoln and Miller Light. His ties with the elite brands also gathered a lot to his increasing bank balance.
The millionaire and his wife, Amy used to reside in the most luxurious villa at Beverly Crest; they purchased for $2.5 million in 2012. After five years, the pair decided to bid farewell to their house and sold it for $3.5 million in 2017.
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The Television Personality was born on 19 September 1976 in Traverse City, Michigan as per wiki. He stands at the height of 1.88 m (6’ 2”) and belongs to a Mexican-American ethnicity. His father, Roland Oosterhouse is an American while his mother is a native Mexican.
His other family member includes his two brothers, Todd and Tyler Ooasterhouse and a sister named Sienna Penick.
Talking about his education, the TV actor went to Grand Traverse Area Catholic School and then attended the Central Michigan University to obtain B.A. in nutrition and communication.