Joanna Gaines Reveals Baby’s Name, Photo… and More!

He’s here, folks!

Yes, we wrote HE.

A day after Chip Gaines announced to the world that his wife had given birth to the beloved couple’s fifth child, his wife Joanna jumped on Twitter to provide a few key updates about this bundle of joy.

First, see the above pronoun: the HGTV stars are now parents to a little boy.

Second, Joanna revealed the boy’s name in her first Twitter post since this miraculous development.

“Our baby boy, Crew Gaines, is here & we couldn’t be more in love,” she wrote, expounding as follows:

“He made an unexpected (and speedy) entrance into the world two and a half weeks early – which is fitting given he was a sweet surprise from day one.

“Thank you for all your thoughts and prayers. We are so grateful.”

We’re glad everyone is doing okay after such an early birth.

And we’re glad to have a few photos from the big day, starting with this look at the newborn:

“And then there were 5,” Chip had written on Saturday in regard to this news, adding on Twitter:

“The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger! 10 beautiful toes and 10 beautiful fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great!”

Joanna, meanwhile, shared numerous images from the day Crew entered the world, joining siblings Emmie Kay, 8, Duke, 9, Ella, 11, and Drake, 13 in the process.

She labeled this one her “favorite.”

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One of my favorite pics a friend showed me after Crew was born. They couldn’t wait to meet their new baby brother, said Joanna of this sweet snapshot.

Chip and Joanna confirmed late last year that Season 5 of Fixer Upper would be the show’s last.

A few weeks later, they helped explain why by sharing Joanna’s pregnancy with their followers.

Ever since, the reality stars have kept social media followers well apprised of her baby bump status and their journey in general.

That clearly won’t be changing any time soon, as Joanna also posted the following beautiful image of her and Chip in the hospital:

“CONGRATS 2 u and Chips & the other 4 kiddos—May “CREATOR”–GOD BLESS AND KEEP YOU ALLL IN THE PALM OF “HIS” LOVING ARMS!! BLSSINGS My favorite fixer-upper!!” wrote one Twitter in response to Joanna’s photographic update.

“Now THAT is too dang adorable and precious,” added another.

Joanna works as a home designer and Chip a home renovator, but the former is also an author and the couple also owns a restaurant and has its hand in other business ventures related to these industries.

They’ve grown in fame due mostly to their humor and chemistry as a couple.

To conclude her update, Joanna published this picture down below.

It pretty much says it all, doesn’t it?

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Crew is the couple’s first son who hasn’t been given a name that starts with the letter D.

We don’t know why they broke from tradition, but they must have been thinking differently overall in this case.

Only 339 boys in the entire United States were named Crew last year.

Please join us in sending your heartfelt congratulations to Chip, Joanna and the whole Gaines family!


Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines Welcome Fifth Child!

It’s officially time for Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines to go from fixing up houses to changing dirty diapers.

That’s right, readers:

The beloved couple has welcomed its fifth child into its precious fold!

Without revealing the newborn’s measuremeants, gender or name, Chip broke this very exciting piece of news via a Tweet early Saturday morning that reads as follows:

And then there were 5.. The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger! 10 beautiful toes and 10 beautiful fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great!

The faithful reality star added the hashtah “#blessedBeyondBelief.”

The new addition joins siblings Emmie Kay, 8, Duke, 9, Ella, 11, and Drake, 13 in this large and close-knit family.

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Chip and Joanna recently finished filming their final season of Fixer Upper, which has ranked as HGTV’s top-rated program for years.

They announced that Season 5 would be the series’ swan song prior to confirming Joanna’s pregnancy, telling fans at the time that they simply needed a break.

And now we know why!

In early January, the twosome revealed that a fifth son or daughter was on the way, doing so in the sort of adorable manner that made them such a popular couple in the first place.

“Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT) @joannagaines,” Chip wrote as a caption to the following image, which features his wife cradling his pretend baby bump while she shows her actual baby bump under a grey sweater.

Classic Chip, right?!?

There were actually some online concerns a few days later after Joanna’s ultrasound appeared to feature a complication for the fetus.

But it thankfully sounds now as if those worries were for naught and the baby is happy, healthy and… here!

At one point, Chip even joked about how his fifth kid came to be, sharing a hilarious tweet that spelled out exactly when he and Joanna had the sex that led to her expecting state.

“You might recall a few months back.. the ever amazing, ever romantic @JOHNNYSWIM was in Waco,” he wrote awhile back, adding:

“And they put on a little too romantic of a concert.. anyways, one thing led to another, & we are officially pregnant. And I could not be more EXCITED! #5 #7ThePerfectNumber.”

Once again: Classic Chip.

With no new season of Fixer Upper to film and with a baby at home, you probably won’t hear from Chip and Joanna for a little bit.

But they’re always sort of around and will likely be right back in the spotlight shortly.

Joanna has a new book out, after all, and the couple owns a restaurant and has its own Target line and pretty much has its foot in every conceivable aspect of the home design and renovation business.

We bet they end up starring in a new show at some point as well.

For now, though, it’s all about that new mouth to feed.



Chip & Joanna Gaines Accused of Child Neglect By Raving Psycho

Even if you’ve never seen an episode of HGTV’s Fixer Upper, you’re probably familiar with Chip and Joanna Gaines

The handy couple is so ubiquitous that even now that they’ve stepped away from the show that made them famous, it seems one can’t log on to social media or scan the magazines in the checkout lane without seeing their photogenic faces.

And for one purveyor of scorching hot takes, that’s exactly the problem.

Daryl Austin is a USA Today columnist who thinks Chip and Joanna are 100% full of it.

He’s not denying that they built a successful media empire, and not he’s not predicting that they’ll fail in their efforts to create a popular retail brand.

No, Austin simply believes that the Gainses accomplished all of this at the expense of family togetherness.

He doesn’t have any proof that Chip and Joanna are neglecting their kids, but anyone that successful must be, right?!

We wish we were joking, but that really is the thrust of Austin’s argument.

In a recent piece entitled “Sorry but someone has to say it: Chip and Joanna Gaines do NOT put family first,” Austin claims that Chip and Joanna must be crappy parents because of how much they work.

The whole piece is imminently quotable, but we’ll just hit you with some choice excerpts:

“[Chip and Joanna] don’t want to be seen simply as a couple that can do it all. They want to be seen as a couple that can do it all while at the same time making their family their top priority,” Austin writes.

“This is just not possible, and it does a disservice to the parents who really are putting their children first.”

As fans of the couple know, Chip and Joanna are expecting their fifth child, and in their early 40s, they don’t seem to have lost a step.

This is simply not okay with Daryl Austin.

“No matter how rich and famous, we are all limited by the same 24 hours in a day,” he argues.

“You cannot do all they’ve done (or even a fraction of it) and still have any real time left over for family.”

So if you have kids, you just go ahead and toss all your career goals in the trash, because there’s simply no way for you to accomplish even a fraction of what Chip and Joanna have achieved now that you’ve committed the fatal error of procreation.

Austin doesn’t say exactly what fraction will cause you to absent-mindedly wrap a diaper around a frozen turkey and put your infant in the oven, but you better believe it’s low! 

We’d shoot him an email and ask for more details, but we assume Daryl is busy explaining to his children that he would be a columnist for the New York Times right now if he’d only worn a condom.


Joanna Gaines Shows Off Her Precious Baby Bump on Her 40th Birthday

Fixer Upper may be over, but Chip and Joanna Gaines are expecting their fifth child. It’s still an exciting time of growth for the couple — and for their fans.

Well, on Thursday, Joanna Gaines had her 40th birthday.

And she’s showing off her birthday baby bump with a sweet photo.

Two weeks ago, Joanna Gaines bid farewell to Fixer Upper in a lengthy post in which she reflected upon the series.

She also offered fans a glimpse at what the future holds for the Gaines household.

But that was never going to be the last that her fans heard from her.

Now, she’s showing off her baby bump — and her beautiful self — on her 40th birthday.

Check out this photo of her from April 19th.

This is such a fun and carefree pose. Very appropriate.

Also, those lovely doughnuts look so inviting that some fans may have taken a few moments to notice Joanna at all … let alone her baby bump.

(Remember when you were a kid and you could have finished off a baker’s dozen if someone had let you? I haven’t had a doughnut since 2016. That hurts my soul)

Joanna, herself chowing down on one doughnut while her other hand holds a cup of what some commenters guess is tea, wrote in the captions:

“This is 40. And I like it… #pregnantandforty #anddoughnuts”

Well, there’s a lot to love in that photo. Not to mention the baby bump, which she is very nearly using as a shelf for her drink.

Chip Gaines, of course, was not one to let his wife’s birthday go by without remarking on it.

He took to Twitter, writing:

“Happy birthday sweet girl! #40neverLookedSoGood

It is worth noting that he tweeted this message at an unspeakably early hour.

Life can get like that when you have four children and a busy career.

But he still has time — no, he makes time — to honor his beautiful wife.

Fans flooded Joanna’s comments with well-wishes, showing that they don’t need Fixer Upper to continue to admire this captivating couple.

“Luv this girl sooo much praying for her and her awesome family.”

The Gaines are deeply religious Christians, and certainly appreciate prayers from fans.

“Happy Birthday to you sweet lady. You look amazing!”

She really does.

“Happy birthday to a most talented woman. I will visit Waco some day to visit your silos.”

A lot of fans want to do the same.

“Happy Birthday, you look so cute with your belly bump.”

Please call it a “baby bump,” folks. The latter sounds like you might be softly body-shaming someone.

This wasn’t the first time that fans have seen Joanna flaunt her baby bump on social media, and it surely won’t be the last.

She and her husband are so excited to be awaiting the arrival of their fifth child.

They shared the happy news in January — but did not learn that they were expecting until after they had already decided to quit Fixer Upper.

(Some say that they quit over a bad contract that was letting the network control their lives and limit their income)

Then, in March, Chip Gaines revealed that they’re expecting a boy with an adorable video.

We wish them the best of luck as the pregnancy continues.

Happy (belated) birthday, Joanna!


Joanna Gaines Bids Farewell to Fixer Upper

Whether Chip and Joanna Gaines quit Fixer Upper for their family or whether they quit over a horrible contract, Fixer Upper has come to an end.

Joanna is opening up on her blog and bidding the series a bittersweet farewell.

But she’s not saying goodbye to fans — because they can still keep up with the Gainses.

Writing on her blog, Joanna Gaines said farewell to the show that catapulted her family into the spotlight.

“Tonight marks the final episode of Fixer Upper — the series finale.”

That episode aired on Tuesday night.

“This season of life has been rewarding, challenging, unbelievably fast and furious and nearly everything in between.”

We have to admire that season of life line.

“Back in September when Chip and I posted the blog announcing that this season would be our last, it still seemed so far away.”

It’s been a half a year since the Gaineses announced that Fixer Upper would end after season 5.

“April felt like it was forever away, but somehow it snuck up on us.”

Time these days seems to pass at such a rapid pace, even if it still seems like food takes forever to arrive when you order it.

“Time is funny like that, the days sometimes seem long, but the weeks, months and even years fly past us when we least expect it.”

“I really loved this final Fixer Upper season because there was such a variety of styles and projects that really kept us on our toes.”

Even professionals like to be challenged sometimes.

“We did everything from an old barn out in the country to a downtown loft apartment.”

Those are about as different as it gets.

“We also got to do some pretty unique projects like my garden house, a new build for clients, our restaurant, and an ADA compliant house for two amazing boys and their family that we met through the Tim Tebow Foundation.”

They recently attended a Tim Tebow Foundation event.

“Oh, and of course tonight’s episode, where we do a renovation for a Rockstar!”

“We are grateful to all the families who joined in on this journey with us over the past five years — what an honor to be a part of their stories.”

Joanna thanks her fans … but also reminds them that the end of Fixer Upper doesn’t mean that she and Chip are just going to evaporate.

“I do want to take some time to update you on a bunch of things that are going on in our neck of the woods now that filming is over. We are so thrilled that our restaurant, Magnolia Table is finally up and running.”

Prepare to get hungry, folks.

“The whole project was a huge undertaking, and we are so happy that it is officially open! If you come visit the restaurant, some of Chip’s favorites are the Farm Eggs Benedict, tater tots, the bacon and eggs appetizer, and of course Chip’s Ham Sandwich.”

Did that make you a little more eager for your next meal? Joanna says that it had the same effect on her.

“I am currently craving the pancakes, chicken salad sandwich, lavender latte and the Gaines Bros Burger with the jalapeno drip jam. My stomach is growling as I type this!”

And speaking of food …

“We also finished my cookbook, Magnolia Table, which will be out April 24th. It’s a collection of recipes from my kitchen, our restaurant, and some of my favorites from family and friends.”

You know that she was going to plug her book projects, folks.

“Cooking is so special to me because time spent around the table with family and friends is such a gift. My hope is that this book inspires you in the kitchen and that you’ll find recipes that become tried and true favorites for your own family!”

But food isn’t her primary interest, of course.

“My passion is to help people in their own homes — you don’t have to be a designer to get it right. It’s not about rules and special formulas. I believe it starts by simply going with your gut and telling your story.”

And remember — Chip and Joanna didn’t start home design when Fixer Upper began.

“Many of you may know that we were doing construction and design years before the show came online.”

Yep. They have their own company.

“Our company Magnolia Design and Construction has been fixing up homes for over 15 years now and we don’t plan on stopping any time soon!”

If you want to see some of those, just follow her blog.

“We have some big projects in the works and we are currently renovating a few flip houses and building about 20 new homes here in town. I will be posting some pictures soon — I can’t wait for you to see all of these new designs.”

And she has some adorable news about the Gaines household.

“And now for a quick update on the home front. Chip continues to increase our pet population. He recently surprised us all with a new kitten AND a new puppy. Oh, sweet Chip…”

“For us, the end of this final season marks the beginning of a new one.”

She is of course referring to her pregnancy.

“If you would have told me that I’d end this season of the show pregnant with our fifth baby, I would’ve laughed.”

“Like the entire Fixer Upper opportunity as a whole, life has a way of surprising us.”

But she’s adapted, and has flaunted her baby bump in a little black dress.

“With our little ones getting bigger, we had this gut feeling that it was time to step back and focus on them and our businesses here in Waco, Texas.”

And she credits providence with this happy coincidence.

“And although that’s why we thought we decided to step away from the show, we now realize with this little one on the way that there was a bigger plan in place for us all along.”

“Season Five’s Behind the Design episodes will start airing next Tuesday, which will give you an in-depth look into the process and also some rooms you didn’t get to see in the original reveal.”

So, you see, Fixer Upper is ending but the Gainses really aren’t going away just yet.

“Today is really bittersweet for us. Fixer Upper is the thing that introduced our family to yours, and every Tuesday night for the past five years, we have felt you rooting us on from the other side of the screen.”

It’s so touching how much she and Chip admire their fans.

“We’ve said it many times, but it’s worth saying again — thank you to everyone who has walked beside us on this journey.”

And she thanks both old fans and the new ones.

“Whether you watched every single show since season one or you are just now tuning in, you all have been a part of this and Chip and I will always be grateful for your support.”