DIY and home renovation masters, Chip and Joanna Gaines, sent shock waves to fans in September 2017 after announcing the end of Fixer Upper.
Why was Fixer Upper cancelled?
Following the devastating news, many questions were raised regarding why the duo decided to end their long-time relationship with HGTV. Considering the growing number of dedicated fans and the lucrative amount they were making from the show (approx. 30k per episode), their decision was really a shocker. It’s not that the duo had problems in their marriage or had any issues with the network. So, what was the actual reason?
One of the main reasons that triggered their decision was a family priority. They announced their fifth pregnancy in January 2018 and welcomed the baby boy in June. Being in the public eye when you have young kids can be scary at times, mainly if you have a huge fan base like Chip and Joanna. Perhaps, their decision was developed by a “security issue.” Yes, despite being public figures, they have full right to protect their kids from prying eyes. In addition to that, maybe they were fed up with various rumors about problems in their marriage and took a break to make their union more intact.
What are Chip and Joanna Gaines doing now?
The couple’s business interest seems to have transferred from home renovation to the food industry. It might serve as a legitimate reason for their show’s end. They opened their restaurant, Magnolia Table, in Waco, Texas in March 2018 and did everything in the process, including interior designs and planning the restaurant’s menu.
Throughout the years, they’ve been referred to as “powerhouse entrepreneurs with endless energy” as they run many other businesses, including Magnolia Market Silos. Let’s not forget about their vacation rentals, magazine, booming Waco real estate business and product lines of brands like Pier One and KILZ. Moreover, they recently celebrated the 15th anniversary of their company, Magnolia and continued partnering with Target on their lifestyle brand, Hearth & Hand. On October 17, 2017, Chip released a self-help book, Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Things, which became #1 New York Times bestselling book. Throughout the years, the reality stars and entrepreneurs have collected a colossal net worth of $18 million.
You might have expected that with the end of Fixer Upper Chip and Jo no more have a hectic schedule and they aren’t renovating homes. But you are wrong. Joanna is working on her new design book, Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave, which is expected to be out on Nov. 6. More than anything, the couple is currently dedicating their time in for their kids.
Life After Fixer Upper: How Chip and Joanna Gaines Are Finding Happiness Out of the Spotlight
- 'Fixer Upper' is down to its final episode
- 'Fixer Upper' star Joanna Gaines thanks her husband after 15 years of success