Chip and Joanna Gaines: We’re Returning to Television!

Chip and Joanna Gaines are about to take a new step in their professional lives.

And it’s a significant one.

The former HGTV stars announced on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon on Friday that they will soon make their long-awaited return to television.

In what context? In what way?

The beloved couple remained mostly mum on the subject while chatting with the comedian last night.

“We signed a non-disclosure and it said quote unquote you can tell your mother but that’s it,” Chip joked on air, adding:

“So mom, I just wanted to make a quick announcement, we are coming back to television.

“You are going to get to see the kids grow up, you are going to see us, well maybe a six-month delay like the rest of the world, but we are excited to be back.”

Just over a year ago, Chip and Joanna announced that would be leaving Fixer Upper after five seasons.

Since then, the home renovation experts have been rather busy in their own home, having welcomed their fifth child in late June.

However, Magnolia spokesman John Marsicano talked to People Magazine and offered a lot more detail on what the future holds for his co-workers:

“We’re excited to share that we are currently in the early stages of talking with Discovery about a lifestyle-focused media network for Magnolia.

“The details surrounding this opportunity remain a work in progress, but together, our hope is to build a different kind of platform for unique, inspiring and family-friendly content.”

Speaking to Fallon, Chip did add the following:

“I think we’re really going to carve it out in a way that really makes sense to us and our families.

“It’ll be filmed a lot in Waco, Texas, so we don’t have to travel a whole lot. All things being equal, we could not be more excited.”

Chip and Joanna hosted the top-rated show on HGTV prior to leaving the small screen.

Fans fell in love with how they remade various homes, but also with how they joked around and interacted with each other.

The upcoming new network will be the latest addition to Chip and Joanna’s gigantic list of successful businesses.

This includes their lifestyle magazine The Magnolia Journal, the new Magnolia Table restaurant and the couple’s product line at Target.

Despite bidding farewell to Fixer Upper in April, Chip and Joanna have remained very active in the business world.

“The show was amazing and we are so thankful for it, but it’s also a whirlwind where, if you are not careful, it will flat run you over,” Chip told People in October.

Looking ahead, Discovery spokesperson David Leavy says the following:

“The Gaineses are exceptional people, true authentic storytellers and creative visionaries who will nourish millions of people with quality, family-friendly programming accessible on a 24/7 network and across all screens.

“Stay tuned…working out the final details…more to come soon!”


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!