Former Model turned TV host, Courtney Tezeno was announced as the host of HGTV’s new docuseries, Cash in the Attic. She has been in the show business for a very long time, and this is another milestone in her career as a TV host.
Scroll down this Courtney Tezeno Wikipedia to learn more about her family, age, and husband details.
Courtney Tezeno Age
Courtney Tezeno turned 30 years old in December 2020. She celebrates her birthday on 12 December.
Courtney Tezeno Family
Courtney Tezeno was born to her parents David Tezeno and Diane Hollins Tezeno in Houston, Texas. According to her mother’s day post, Courtney’s mother is her inspiration and motivation, and the most important figure in her life. Meanwhile, her father stood as an example of hard work and determination. He encouraged her to pursue her dreams.
Her parents completed over 31 years of their successful marriage and commitment in October 2020.
Courtney was one of the three children born to her parents. She has a brother named Daven Tezeno and a sister named Chelsea Tezeno. Daven, a Willowridge High School graduate and Texas Southern University graduate, owned Tezeno Transportation.
Daven has a daughter with his girlfriend.
Meanwhile, Chelsea lives in Austin, Texas, and studied Restaurant, Hotel, and Institutional Management at Texas Tech University. She worked as a FOH Manager at District Kitchen – Anderson Lane.
Courtney lost her maternal grandfather George Hollins in 2015 at the age of 86. He worked as an Insurance Agent for over fifty years.
Her Height, Distinct Features
Courtney Tezeno stands tall at the height of 5 feet 6.5 inches (1.69 meters). She and both of her siblings got her good looks from her mother. For some, her younger age reminded people of singer Aaliyah.
Her Instagram, Twitter
Courtney’s Instagram handle (@courtney_tezeno). Her verified IG account gained 10.7k followers. Her Twitter account (@courtney_tezeno), also verified, had 2,200 followers and 20.8k tweets.
On Facebook, she has 2.8k friends and 606 followers on her Facebook page.
Courtney Tezeno Net Worth
Courtney Tezeno, with her job in the entertainment industry, built a total net worth of $400 thousand. But, before we explore her career, let’s check out her academic qualifications.
The Texas native attended Hightower High School and graduated as a class of 2009. Immediately after, she enrolled at the University of Missouri-Columbia. She studied Journalism, Radio & Television in 2013.
However, by the time she had graduated high school, she had already started interning in Houston Television HTV Ch. 16. The internship lasted for 6 months and during this time she reported on Houston City Council press conferences and assisted during the Hurricane Ike Relief campaign. She also pulled sound bites, logged video, and assisted with media operations by helping run cameras and set up lighting, and performed professional stand-ups and look lives for HTV segments.
From 2010-2013, Courtney worked as a General Assignment Reporter/Anchor in KOMU-TV. In 2011, Courtney landed a job as a reporter in KBIA Public Radio where she worked for five months.
Her resume also included the Producer/Anchor job at Newsy.com which lasted from 2011-2013. For four months, Courtney worked as a production assistant at E! Networks until December 2014. For a year, she worked for Black Hollywood Live as a host until March 2016.
From April 2014-April 2016, Courtney worked as a Host/Producer for Afterbuzz TV. Meanwhile, she also worked for Obsev Studios as a Red Carpet Reporter/Producer/On-Air Personality.
For almost 4 years, from 2015-2019, Courtney gained fame as a host/producer for Entertainment Tonight. She interviewed many celebrities and hosted red carpet shows like Donald Glover, Gabrielle Union, Reese Witherspoon, Jordan Peele, Kerry Washington, Zoe Saldana, or Dwayne Johnson to name a few. She also worked as a TV host for Trinity Broadcasting Network until December 2019. Freelance on-air host work in Regal, Co-Host of Close Up by E! News for NBCUniversal Media, LLC, and Fill-in Showbiz Reporter in ITV are other works.
Courtney also became the ambassador for Allyce King, a fashion designer, and creator of swimwear. She also competed in Miss California USA 2016. She became a finalist.
Courtney Tezeno Husband
Courtney Tezeno committed herself to only one man since 2013, Leepole Hicks. The pair first met in Houston two years after Leepole had seen a photo of Courtney shot by his photography mentor (who just so happened to be her cousin’s ex-boyfriend).
According to Martha Stewart, the fashion photographer didn’t ask for her information at the time, since he thought Courtney was a member of his mentor’s family. After learning of his error years later, he reached out—he contacted his future wife for a test shoot, only to discover that she was no longer modeling.
Courtney recommended a friend, instead, but came along for the session. Finally, they were in a room together.
Still, it wasn’t love at first sight for Courtney, who was just about to move to Los Angeles, but Leepole made his intentions clear that day and asked her out on a date that following week.
On their 7th anniversary, Courtney wrote on her Instagram, “Me: looking at Ms. Rona like you better gon somewhere. We’ve had enough of you. 7 years later and he’s still got my back. Happy Anniversary to my fiancé @jarrellelee ❤️This time next year we’ll be married whether Covid is here or not. 🍋 #covidbride #feyoncefriday #engaged #blacklove #blackbachelorette #courtedbyjay #postponed #itsouranniversary #naturalbride #naturalhairstyles #quarantinebae”
On Courtney’s birthday in 2018, her man proposed to her with a stunning ring. She wrote a lengthy post on her Instagram where she shared a story that she met her now-husband at her lowest point emotionally after a bad breakup and a heartbreak she never imagined she would recover from.
The TV host also appreciated god’s plan for her and appreciated that she found the man who would fight for her. She expresses her love for her man on her social media all the time.
Courtney Tezeno and her husband, Leepole Hicks married on 16 May 2021. They tied the knots on the Gardens of Cranesbury View located two hours outside of Houston, their hometown. The blushing bride wore a wedding dress inspired by Queen Bey’s vow renewal gown. They had already postponed their wedding twice and it was their third wedding date.
The wedding was attended by 75 guests.
Courtney’s uncle, Daniel, officiated the Christian ceremony, which incorporated prayer and scripture; the bride’s aunt read a poem by Perry Tanksley, called “Marriage Takes Three,” while her uncle delivered a passage from Ecclesiastes 4:9-12.