Erin & Ben Napier Share Wedding Video to Celebrate 12th Anniversary: ‘Got a Little Teary’



a group of people posing for a photo: The Home Town stars have been together for over 16 years, and share daughter Helen, 2


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The Home Town stars have been together for over 16 years, and share daughter Helen, 2

Ben and Erin Napier are celebrating their 12th anniversary by sharing some behind-the-scenes footage of their big day — including their entire wedding video!

The stars of HGTV’s Home Town both shared posts on Instagram on Sunday to commemorate the anniversary of their I do’s, which took place on November 22, 2008, at the University of Mississippi’s Paris Yates Chapel, each sharing a sweet message to the other in their captions. 

“Found our old wedding video and got a little teary. 12 years ago today,” Erin, 35, wrote alongside a four-minute video, which she shared via IGTV. “Still so thankful to be your wife, @scotsman.co,” she continued, tagging Ben, 37.  

The video, set to the songs “Lloyd, I’m Ready to Be Heartbroken” by Camera Obscura and “By Your Side” by Blue Mountain, gives fans a peek at all the wedding festivities, from taking photos with family and friends, to their kiss at the altar, to driving off on their honeymoon.



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The footage also offers a glimpse of Erin’s two bridal looks: a lace gown with a netted veil for the ceremony, and a frilly-sleeved cocktail dress for the reception! 



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Ben chose to share two sweet photos from their wedding day: one of him and Erin walking back down the aisle as newlyweds, and one of them sharing a smooch on the dance floor.

“12 years ago. We said I do. We’ve said it everyday since, and will say it everyday going forward,” he wrote in the caption. “Being @erinapier’s husband is the only thing I’m really great at. I have to work at everything else.”

The pair have been together for over 16 years, after meeting while attending Jones County Junior College in Mississippi.

“He was like a celebrity crush to me,” Erin told PEOPLE in an April 2020 cover story , admitting that she admired her husband-to-be from afar. “He was the president of every club and very popular but not exclusive. I would see someone eating alone in the cafeteria, and there was Ben, pulling up a chair beside them.”



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The secret attraction was mutual. “I remember seeing Erin the first week of school,” Ben said. “She was walking across the student union, and she had a pixie haircut. I didn’t know what a pixie cut was at the time, but I knew I liked it.”

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Still, they didn’t hit it off right away. During a chance meeting at McDonald’s, “I was so nervous talking to him I crashed and burned,” Erin said with a laugh.

“We had about three more encounters like that,” she

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GOP Sen. Ben Sasse Says Trump Mistreats Women and Flirts With White Supremacists in Audio Recording

Nebraska Senator Ben Sasse said that President Donald Trump has “flirted” with white supremacists, “kisses dictators’ butts” and also criticized the way that the president treats women in an audio recording obtained by The Washington Examiner.



Ben Sasse wearing a suit and tie: Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) speaks while Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C. In an audio recording obtained by The Washington Examiner, Sasse criticized President Donald Trump after he was asked about his relationship with the president.


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Sen. Ben Sasse (R-NE) speaks while Supreme Court nominee Judge Amy Coney Barrett testifies before the Senate Judiciary Committee on the second day of her Supreme Court confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill on October 13, 2020 in Washington, D.C. In an audio recording obtained by The Washington Examiner, Sasse criticized President Donald Trump after he was asked about his relationship with the president.

The comments that Sasse made were part of a nine-minute response the Republican senator gave when asked about his relationship with and criticism of Trump. According to the magazine, the audio was taken from a private call between Sasse and some of his constituents.

Sasse began his response by saying he worked hard to establish a working relationship with the president but reminded his listeners that he campaigned for other Republican presidential candidates before Trump became the party’s nominee in 2016. During the first two minutes of his answer, he said there were some issues on which he agreed with Trump, including efforts to appoint conservative federal judges. The Senate has already approved more than 200 of Trump’s judicial appointments, and the president has said he aspires to have at least 300 approved by the end of his first term in office.

Sasse spent the other seven minutes of his answer listing the policy positions on which he disagrees with Trump and explaining why Trump’s leadership concerns him about the future of the Republican Party, the Senate and the country as a whole. Sasse started by addressing the foreign policy problems he had with Trump, which he said included the way Trump “kisses dictators’ butts” and addressed neither the Uighur detention camps in China nor the plight of protesters in Hong Kong.

“It isn’t just that he fails to lead our allies, it’s that the United States now regularly sells out our allies under his leadership,” Sasse said.

The senator went on to list other issues he said he had with Trump: “The way he treats women and spends like a drunken sailor. The ways I criticized President [Barack] Obama for that kind of spending, I criticize President Trump for, as well. He mocks evangelicals behind closed doors. His family has treated the presidency like a business opportunity. He’s flirted with white supremacists.” Sasse also mentioned the coronavirus pandemic, which he said Trump initially did not take seriously and added that Trump “careens from curb to curb” in his administration’s pandemic response.

Sasse said he expected some of his constituents to disagree with his views on the president—Trump won Nebraska by 25 points in 2016, according to election results compiled by The New York Times—but he said he has spoken with some Nebraskans who voiced concerns about Trump’s time in office. “They don’t really want

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