This week, Good Bones star Mina Starsiak gave birth to a baby daughter, Charlotte Drew, leading many fans to take a more personal look at the HGTV personality. Starsiak co-hosts one of the most beloved real estate shows on TV, renovating old homes with a personal flair. Fans who love following Starsiak and her mother, Karen E. Laine, are now digging deeper into their family life.
Starsiak is married to Steve Hawk, and is now the proud mother of two children with him. The 35-year-old gave birth on Wednesday, Sept. 16 at 10:14 a.m., according to a report by PEOPLE. Her new baby girl is named Charlotte "Charlie" Drew Hawk, while her elder son is named Jack. The happy family has come a long way — thanks in large part to Starsiak's creative real estate work with her mother.
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Good Bones just wrapped up its fifth season on HGTV, and has already been renewed for a sixth, which is expected to premiere in the summer of 2021. The show follows the mother-daughter duo on their renovation jobs, flipping houses in the Indianapolis area. They note only restore homes, but highlight the historical significance of them when possible, all with a personal touch wherever inspiration strikes.
Since their work often incorporates so much personality and character, it only makes sense that fans would go looking for a more personal side of Starsiak's story online. Here is what we know about Starsiak, Hawk and their family.
In an interview with Country Living, Starsiak revealed that she met her husband through mutual friends on Facebook. She also said quite frankly that their first date was a bad one.
"He ignored me all night. He let his friend hit on me!" she said. According to Starsiak, she later texted Hawk to give him one more chance, and they hit it off from there, proving that first impressions are not always final. The two got married in June of 2018.prevnext
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Neither Starsiak nor her mother set out to work in the real estate industry, but Starsiak knew that home renovation would become her calling after she bought her first house, according to a report by House Beautiful. After graduating from Indiana University, she took the plunge by purchasing a $37,500 home. She enlisted her mother to help with the renovation, and the two of them fell in love with the process.prevnext
Starsiak worked as a waitress after graduating from college, with no idea what she really wanted to pursue for a career. She stumbled into the real estate business all while working part time at restaurants. Still, to many fans this is less surprising than her mother's jump from working as a defense attorney to a home renovation expert. These days, Starsiak works as a real estate agent in addition to a designer.prevnext
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Even as they built up a reputation for remodeling old houses, neither Starsiak nor Laine sought out their HGTV fame. In an interview with USA Today, Starsiak explained that they were approached by a talent scout through Facebook Messenger. At first, she assumed that the call must be some kind of scam.
"I was like, 'I know we're not that cool,'" she said. "So, I did a little bit of research on the development company and find out that they're legit."
The scout turned out to work for High Noon Entertainment, the company behind other HGTV shows like Fixer Upper, House Hunters and Cake Boss. Their two-person home renovation team then developed into the operation fans know and love on TV today.prevnext
Starsiak is a self-described "control freak," and she has the examples to prove it. In an interview with Fox News, she said: "I'm a control freak, and I'm a huge planner." While that served her well in her career, she finally had to learn to loosen up when it came to parenthood.
"Mom's advice is good luck with that. When the kid comes out, it's their world and you just live in it," she said. "We'll make it work for the business, and for me and the baby, but it may not be like a conventional or approved method of child rearing."prevnext
Starsiak gave birth to her son, Jack Richard Hawk in August of 2018. The baby boy made a splash with fans on social media, earning Starsiak a more personal following beyond the limits of the show. When Charlotte was born this week, Starsiak told PEOPLE that she "can't wait for Jack to be the best big brother to sweet Charlie."prevnext
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Finally, as Starsiak has grown more personal with fans, she revealed that she struggled to conceive Charlotte in 2019. At the time, she wrote about the process on Instagram, encouraging other mothers to keep at it even when things are not going their way.
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