[Editors note: We've just received this grateful response from Ed through his publicist. Congrats to Ed and Rachelle!]
To all of our Ecorazzi fans,
Thank you so much for picking us as your favorite couple in the Big Hearts Celebrity Couples Contest. I guess if you do something long enough (Rachelle and I putting up with each other!), youâ€™re bound to get recognized. As most of you know, Iâ€™ve been doing this stuff since the early 1970s. My motivation came from a desire to help clean up the terrible smog we had in Los Angeles back in those days, combined with an ongoing effort to save money. As Iâ€™ve said many times, the things that I do have been good for my bottom lineâ€¦and Iâ€™m cheap. Rachelle, besides being the love of my life, has also helped me in the area of style. Until I met Rachelle, I was more concerned with function than form. In our home and in our garden, energy efficiency has now been coupled with style. She cares about the environment very much, but she also forces me to consider how things â€˜lookâ€™, not just how things â€˜workâ€™. Now we have both a functioning boiler room AND a beautiful promenade deck on the S.S. Begley.
Now, after 13 wonderful years, weâ€™ve decided to give everyone a chance to see what keeps the ship goingâ€¦through our new TV series â€œLiving With Edâ€ (Gratuitous plug = Sunday Nights at 10 p.m. EST on HGTV). THANK YOU for all the wonderful email we have received about the show! If you keep watching it, weâ€™ll keep doing it. Frankly, itâ€™s the best acting job Iâ€™ve ever hadâ€¦I get to work from home and I donâ€™t have to wear makeup or memorize lines! Iâ€™ve never been one to proselytize, but my door is always open to anyone that is interested in what Iâ€™m doing. Thatâ€™s what the show is all about. Over the years, Iâ€™ve spent a lot of time preaching to the converted. With â€œLiving With Edâ€, our hope is to create, through the comedy that is our life, an inclusive environment where more people will find it easy to conserve and save money. If the show gets people to pick the low hanging fruit (compact florescent bulbs, energy saving thermostats, composting etc.), then Rachelle and I will be very happy.
Thanks again for this terrific honor!
â€œLive Simply So Others Can Simply Liveâ€
Ed Begley Jr.