DIY and home renovation masters Chip and Joanna Gaines sent shock waves to fans in September 2017 after announcing the end of Fixer Upper. 

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Following the devastating news, many questions about why the duo decided to end their long-time relationship with HGTV. Considering the growing number of dedicated fans and the lucrative amount they made from the show (approx. 30k per episode), their decision was 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?

Chip and Joanna smiling. Joanna is wearing a beautiful blue dress.

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, mainly if you have a huge fan base like Chip and Joanna.

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Perhaps, their decision was developed by a “security issue.” Despite being public figures, they have the full right to protect their kids from prying eyes. In addition, 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.

Chip and Joanna posing for a picture. Chip is doing pull ups on a stand that days #MILESTOMANGOLIA and Joanna is standing smiling white dress

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.

Net Worth and other Ventures of Chip and Joanna Gaines

Throughout the years, 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.

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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 the #1 New York Times bestselling book.

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Joanna is working on her new design book, Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave. Moreover, the book is expected to be out on Nov. 6. More than anything, the couple is currently dedicating their time in for their kids.

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