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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.”

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Joanna Gaines Bids Sad Farewell to Fixer Upper

The final season of Fixer Upper is yet to begin.

And yet the final season of Fixer Upper is also over for Chip and Joanna Gaines.

The beloved HGTV stars have completed filming new episodes of their network’s highest-rated series, wrapping up the finale this past weekend.

In response to her last time showing a couple just what she and her husband did to improve their home, Joanna shared the following image and caption.

“Today was the final reveal… We definitely felt the emotion behind each of those steps leading up to the big canvas. We love you Fixer Upper. Season premiers on November 21.”

Gaines added the hashtag #savedthebestseasonforlast.

In late September, Chip and Joanna surprised fans when they announced Fixer Upper was coming to an end.

Ratings remain very strong and we’re sure HGTV executives wanted the couple to continue on as hosts… but they just needed a break.

“We would be foolish to think we can go and go and fire on all cylinders and never stop to pause,” said the parents of four at the time, adding by way of explanation:

“Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger…

“This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment.

“Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.”

It’s not as though Chip and Joanna will be receding much from the spotlight, even after Fixer Upper is no longer on the air.

They just signed a clothing line deal with Target and Chip just came out with a memoir.

Yes, removing shooting obligations enables the stars to spend more time at home with their children (Drake, 12; Ella, 11; Duke, 9; and Emmie Kay, 7) – but these are two very busy and successful people.

They will remain busy and successful for many years to come.

“We really don’t know [if this is the end of us on TV]. I feel hopeful for whatever it is,” Joanna told People Magazine a few weeks ago.

She continued:

“We have a real-life business on the ground in Waco, Texas, and we are opening a restaurant in January and February.

“There are lot of things, we just got to get on the ground and be a really big part of that as these things are kind of still going.”

We can confirm that the final season of Fixer Upper – the best one EVER, apparently – will be comprised of 19 episodes.

And we can also confirm that we’ll be watching each and every one of them.

We love you, Chip and Joanna!

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Chip and Joanna Gaines: Wait, Is THIS Why They’re Leaving Fixer Upper?

Fixer Upper will come to an end after Season 5.

This much we tragically know.

But WHY will Fixer Upper come to an end after Season 5? This question is now being debated around the Internet.

Upon announcing their decision to pull the plug on their hit HGTV home renovation show, Chip and Joanna simply said they needed a break.

The Waco, Texas-based couple has a number of business ventures outside of Fixer Upper and said in a statement that everything is moving a little too quickly at the moment.

“We would be foolish to think we can go and go and fire on all cylinders and never stop to pause,” explained everyone’s favorite reality show couple last month, adding:

“Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger.

“This has nothing to do with a fraudulent skincare line or anything else you’ll inevitably read. This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment.

“Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.”

As it turns out, Chip and Joanna were right to assume that fans would “inevitably read” reports to the contrary.

There’s one this week on The New York Post.

And it alleges the stars did not walk away from their highly-rated series simply because they were tired… but because they were angry over their contract.

The argument goes like this:

Fixer Upper is the highest-rated show on HGTV. The network, meanwhile, will soon be sold by Scripps to Discovery Communications.

And sources tell Page Six that Chip and Joanna think this deal will result in a better deal for them as well.

“Scripps talent contracts are very restrictive,” writes the aforementioned newspaper, expounding:

“The talent can’t do anything without their approval – any appearance, any publicity, any endorsement, any product – you have to ask them for permission. It is awful. And on top of that, Scripps takes a big percentage of everything you make – books, appearances, endorsements, products.

“If you make money, they take most of the money.”

It’s easy to see how this would be unappealing to a couple with an empire such as that of Chip and Joanna.

The Fixer Upper contract ends after Season 5 (which Joanna says will be awesome!), and this insider claims the couple is “using this end of their contract as a total renegotiation to get the deal they really want: more money, less work, more control.”

He adds:

“The timing of Discovery buying Scripps worked well in their favor.

“With Discovery hopefully now about to own Scripps, they are rolling the dice thinking the new owners will come running after them and give them the deal they really want.”

There would be nothing wrong with this at all if it’s true.

It’s pretty straightforward business.

A rep for HGTV, however, says the following:

“Of course, this inflammatory information is inaccurate. Chip and Joanna have already shared with their fans why they made their decision and we support them.”

And a rep for Chip and Joanna says the following:

“Chip and Jo’s decision to leave Fixer Upper is truly just based on wanting to catch their breath for a minute; to rest, refresh, and spend even more time with their family and growing businesses.

“It is not based on anything else people might read.

“They were very open and honest about their reasoning behind this decision when they first shared the announcement.”

We shall see.

It’s a cliche, but time will tell.

Chip and Joanna haven’t closed the door forever on Fixer Upper, but if you see the show back on the air pretty quickly after Season 5 ends, youl’l know who was telling the truth here.

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Joanna Gaines to Fixer Upper Fans: The Best is Yet to Come!

It’s sad, but true:

Fixer Upper is coming to an end.

Following various rumors along these lines over the past few months, Chip and Joanna Gaines issued a joint statement on Monday in which they broke the hearts of HGTV viewers around the nation.

The beloved couple confirmed that the highest-rated show on the aforementioned cable network will wrap up for good after Season 5.

Because of some kind of scandal? Because they have other projects in the works? No, not really.

“This has nothing to do with a fraudulent skincare line or anything else you’ll inevitably read,” Chip and Joanna wrote, trying to get ahead of the rumor mill.

“This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment.

“Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.”

Fair enough.

We’ll miss Chip and Joanna a ton. But we respect that decision.

And we’re comforted by Joanna’s Instagram update, in which she assures fans that plenty of solid television awaits.

“Thank you all for watching, caring and cheering us on these past few years,” she wrote shortly after making the above announcement.

Joanna went on to add:

“We are overwhelmed by your support and your kindness. You have become a part of our story forever.

“Season 5 of Fixer Upper is scheduled to start airing in November and we really have saved the best for last!”

Chip and Joanna are located in Waco, Texas.

They have four kids and a chemistry that is nearly unmatched on the small screen; it’s been the main reason for their success over the years.

On Fixer Upper, the couple helps clients select a new home, followed by Chip leading a renovation team and then Joanna leading an interior design team to improve said new home in a myriad of ways.

It premiered in May of 2013.

The couple’s growing portfolio of successful businesses, meanwhile, includes:

  • Retail compound Magnolia Market at the Silos, which draws up to 40,000 visitors every week).
  • Paint, rug, wallpaper and furniture lines.
  • A quarterly magazine
  • A real estate company.
  • A luxury vacation rental.
  • A soon-to-open restaurant.
  • A New York Times bestselling book, with a second, “Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff,” due out October 17.

In other words: Chip and Joanna are doing VERY well for themselves.

This is how they concluded their end-of-show-confirmation blog entry yesterday morning:

We will forever be thankful for HGTV and this opportunity of a lifetime. We are also thankful to our production company, Highnoon Entertainment and our amazing producers and crew on the ground here in Waco.

We are grateful for them and for you. Thank you for sharing life with us and for the continued support. Thank you for having our backs!

Thank you for caring about these homes and these families and the things that we care so much about.

Even that wasn’t enough, though. This was their final line:

Really, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.

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Fixer Upper to (GASP!) End After Season 5

Chip and Jo are saying it IS so:

This beloved couple has announced it will be ending Fixer Upper after five seasons.

Following bits of speculation over the future of their show, the Gaines confirmed via their official blog today that the most popular series on HGTV is coming to an end. 

“It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last,” Chip and Joanna said, adding:

“While we are confident that this is the right choice for us, it has for sure not been an easy one to come to terms with. Our family has grown up alongside yours, and we have felt you rooting us on from the other side of the screen.

“How bittersweet to say goodbye to the very thing that introduced us all in the first place.”

The parents of four went on to say their time on television has been “an amazing adventure,” as they’ve poured everything they have into this program.

Fixer Upper features Chip and Joanna helping clients find a home that needs a lot of renovation.

Chip is in charge of the construction, while Joanna takes lead on the interior design.

As is the case with so many real estate-themed shows, there’s some addictive about watching this makeover process play out… but it’s been the chemistry between Chip and Joanna that has resulted in such impressive ratings.

Explained the HGTV stars as part of their announcement:

“We would be foolish to think we can go and go and fire on all cylinders and never stop to pause. Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger.

“This has nothing to do with a fraudulent skincare line or anything else you’ll inevitably read. This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment.

“Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.”

The couple has run into a handful of controversies of the years.

Toward the end of 2016, for example, Chip and Joanna were unfairly implicated in a scandal that centered on their pastor seemingly pushing for gay conversion therapy.

A few months later, Chip was accused of fraud by his former business partners.

Then, just recently, a few Christians somehow gave the Gaines grief for agreeing on a deal with Target because that company has spoken out in favor of transgender rights.

Despite some of these hiccups, Fixer Upper has remained the most-watched show on HGTV.

As you can see by some of these responses, not every viewer is taking this news well:

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Concludes Chip and Joanna on their blog:

“We will forever be thankful for HGTV and this opportunity of a lifetime.

“We are also thankful to our production company, Highnoon Entertainment and our amazing producers and crew on the ground here in Waco. We are grateful for them and for you. Thank you for sharing life with us and for the continued support.

“Thank you for having our backs!

“Thank you for caring about these homes and these families and the things that we care so much about.”

We’d say a few words ourselves, but we’re having some trouble keeping it together here.

Please talk amongst yourselves until we calm down.

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