Hilary Farr Biography
A native of Toronto, Ontario Hilary Farr is a British-Canadian designer, businesswoman, television host, and former actress.
She is well known as the co-host of the HGTV and W Network television series Love It or List It with David Visentin. She is also the president of Hilary Farr’s Designs, established in Toronto and in New York City. Farr attended Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario for an Interior Designing Course.
Hilary Farr Age and Birthday
Hilary Elizabeth Labow on August 31, 1951, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She is 72 years old as of 2023.
Hilary Farr Height and Weight
She stands at a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs 59 kilograms. She has brown eyes and dark brown hair. Her body measurements are 35-25-36 inches.
Hilary Farr Family
Farr was born in Toronto and was raised in London. She has not shared much about her parents or even disclosed their names. Hilary studied interior design by helping her mother to decorate her childhood home.
Hilary Farr Husband and Children
Farr was married to Gordon Farr who is a Canadian TV producer. They tied the knot in 1982. They are known for their work in the home renovation and design industry. Hilary is the host of the popular TV show Love It or List It, where she competes with real estate agent David Visentin to convince homeowners to either stay in their renovated homes or sell it and buy a new one.
Gordon is a former TV producer and writer who has worked on shows such as The Red Green Show, Due South, and The Newsroom. The couple met in the 1980s and have a son named Josh. They divorced in 2008 but remain friends and business partners.
Hilary Farr Love It or List It
Farr is a co-host of HGTV’s Love It or List It. She co-hosts “Love It or List It” alongside real estate agent David Visentin. The show’s premise revolves around helping homeowners who are undecided about whether to renovate their current home (the “Love It” option) or sell it and buy a new one (the “List It” option). Hilary is responsible for the renovation and design aspects of the projects.
Hilary Farr’s co-host, David Visentin, is a real estate agent who helps homeowners explore new properties that might meet their needs if they choose to “list” their current home. This dynamic between the designer (Hilary) and the real estate agent (David) creates tension and drama as homeowners must ultimately decide whether to “love it” (stay) or “list it” (sell).
Tough Love with Hilary Farr
Farr is the host of Tough Love with Hilary Farr. In this show, Hilary helps homeowners who are struggling to sell their homes, or who are unhappy with their current living situation. She gives them honest and practical advice on how to improve their homes, and sometimes even convinces them to move to a better place. Hilary doesn’t sugarcoat anything, and she tells it like it is. She also has a lot of fun along the way and shows her softer side as well.
Does Hilary Farr Have Cancer?
Farr was first diagnosed with a precancerous tumor in 2012, which was removed by surgery. However, in 2014, she found out that she had invasive breast cancer, which had spread to the surrounding tissue. Farr underwent another lumpectomy but was not informed that she needed radiation therapy as well. She later learned that radiation was essential to reduce the risk of recurrence, and she was furious at the medical error that could have cost her life. She started radiation treatment in 2015, but soon after, she faced another scare when doctors discovered another precancerous growth in her breast.
Farr had a third lumpectomy and has been in remission since then. She decided to share her story to encourage other women to get regular mammograms and not to be afraid of facing the diagnosis. Farr also advised against keeping the illness a secret or trying to cope alone, as she did while filming her show Love It or List It. She said that seeking support and healing is important for anyone going through a similar situation.
Hilary Farr and David Visentin
Farr and David Visentin are the co-hosts of the popular HGTV show Love It or List It, where they compete to convince homeowners to either renovate or sell their houses. The duo has been working together since 2008 and has developed a strong friendship and chemistry on-screen.
However, they are not married to each other, nor have they ever been romantically involved. Hilary was married to TV producer Gordon Farr from 1982 to 2008, and they have one son. David has been married to his wife Krista Visentin since 2006, and they also have one son. Despite the dating rumors, Hilary and David are just friends who enjoy teasing and challenging each other on the show.
Hilary Farr Career
The British-Canadian designer, businesswoman, television host, and former actress, Labow Farr, is known as the co-host of the HGTV and W Network television series Love It or List It with David Visentin.
Hilary is president of Hilary Farr’s Designs, established in Toronto and in New York City. Farr moved to Los Angeles. While at Los Angeles, she bought various properties and renovated them.
Hilary worked at part-time jobs, renovating homes as well as various film and television show sets. Acting under the name Hilary Labow, Farr made small appearances Layout for 5 Models (1972), Sex Farm (1973), Never Mind the Quality, Feel the Width (1973), Legend of the Werewolf (1975), The Rocky Horror Picture Show (1975), City on Fire (1979) and The Return (1980). She also performed a singing role in Grease in London in 1973. In the early 1980s, she had small parts in television sitcoms.
Hilary Farr TV show
- Brother Vs. Brother Herself Celebrity judge
- Fox News Channel
- Makeover Manor
- You and Me this Morning
- HuffPost Live
- This Hour Has 22 Minutes
Hilary Farr Net Worth and Salary
The Canadian-born businesswoman, television host, and former actress, Farr, has made a great fortune from her career. She has an estimated net worth of $ 7 million. However, she has yet to disclose her annual salary.