Things are changing. Pioneer Woman clan on Food Network. Ree Drummond She celebrated Stuart’s departure.Before he left for Chicago, he was sweetly preparing to go on a summer internship.
The Food Network star shared the news via her Instagram account earlier this week. She noted that Stuart Smith wouldn’t be helping out with filming Pioneer WomanA series of cooking videos. “My sweet Stu!! We knew this day would come,”Drummond captioned all photos. “Today was my handsome nephew’s last day of filming my cooking show. He stepped in with my kids during the early days of the pandemic and helped shoot a couple of episodes on iPhones, and he also helped do some dishes. That was April 2020…and those “Few episodes” turned into like 80 or more.”
An update was also given on production details for her show. “Now he’s off to a summer internship in Chicago then back to college in the fall, and my original crew will come back in July!”She shared. “I love this kid so much, and we’ve had the greatest laughs. So proud of you Stu, and Aunt Ree will miss you so much!!!”
Drummond has expressed her affection for her nephew over social media. This likely embarrassed him a bit with Drummond’s childhood nickname, which she used until he turned 18. Drummond had a pet name all through high school and probably still has it.
“His name is Stuart, but I still call him Tooie like we all did when he was little. Usually I go a step further and call him Tooie Booie,”She wrote. “Since he’s well past the age of 18, I told him I was going to stop calling him Tooie Booie and start calling him Stuart. It lasted about nine minutes. I love this boy a lot.”Drummond finished the post with an heart.
The six-months have been a rollercoaster ride for Drummond, with both good and bad moments. Drummond lost her older brother Michael in November. Drummond lost some weight despite this loss. She also managed to keep up with fans and drop her son Bryce off at college. Even better, she’s found time to help her fellow Food Network stars in their private moments.