Chip and Joanna Gaines, considered by many to be the most enchanting couple in Hollywood, have been married for more than a decade, showing the world that marriage can be a truly happy affair if they continue to live and work together in incredible harmony. They became famous after appearing in Fixer Upper, an HGTV home renovation series. Over the years they have grown into a powerhouse that is revered by all for their masterful home renovations.
How Chip and Joanna Gaines Fell in Love
Chip and Joanna Gaines have a beautiful story of how they met and fell in love, and you’ll love it. In an interview, Chip revealed that he had fallen in love with Joanna before he met her.
Interestingly, the two visited Baylor University in Texas at the same time but never met in school. While still in college, Joanna worked in her father’s locomotive repair shop called Firestone Tire in Waco, Texas. Her father had a photo of the family behind the counter, and one day Chip saw the photo and fell in love with Joanna, who was also in the photo. He started visiting the store frequently, hoping to meet Joanna in person, but that didn’t happen for a long time.
But finally, he met her in the store in 2001 and started talking to her. Shortly after that, he won her over and they started dating. After dating for a while, the couple entered into a marriage as husband and wife on 31 May 2003. The wedding took place at Earle-Harrison House in Waco and was attended by family and close friends.
Their Net Worth and What They Do for a Living
As reality stars, Chip and Joanna Gaines earn a lot of money by appearing on the Fixer Upper of HGTV. Apart from the show, they have other chains of stores that make them even more money.
After their marriage, the couple teamed up to make a fortune for themselves; while Chip is a master home remodeler, Joanna has an eye for interior design, so they have always worked together. Chip and Joanna began turning houses around within a month of their marriage and later began to focus on renovating. In the beginning, it took a lot of trial and error to get things right. One of her earliest renovations was her first house together as a newly married couple.
The couple owns a shopping complex, the Magnolia Market in the silos in Waco, Texas. The complex is visited by millions of people every year and has also become an important event center in Texas. They also own Magnolia Homes, their high-quality home renovation business, and Magnolia Realty, a real estate agency that sells homes in cities like Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio.
Chip and Joanna Gaines also own Magnolia House, an exclusive vacation home where one night can cost up to $695. They publish a quarterly DIY magazine, which according to statistics has up to 700,000 subscribers who pay $20 a year. They also have a range of premium interior paints that sell for about $46 a gallon.
The above and the fact that the couple earns over $30,000 for each episode of Fixer Upper means they are worth a lot of money. Right now, Chip and Jonna Gaines are said to be worth a combined fortune of $10 million.
Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Kids and Family Life
Chip and Joanna Gaines were blessed with five beautiful children: Drake Gaines (born 2005), Ella Rose Gaines (born 2006), Duke Gaines (born 2008), Emmie Kay Gaines (born 2010), and Crew Gaines (born 2018).
The couple was able to build their career while providing a stable education for their children. We were able to follow the events with the Gaines kids mainly by following their parents’ Twitter and Instagram hits. There is no doubt that they are good parents. Among other things, they don’t have a television on their 40-acre farm, and the children are not allowed to own a cell phone until they go to college.
This has greatly helped the children to develop in various areas such as sewing, baking, designing, gardening, soccer, animal husbandry, hiking, building, etc. In order for them to be able to educate their children, Chip and Joanna Gaines have made sure that they do not film more than a 40-mile radius around their home.
Are They Getting a Divorce?
No marriage is a bed of roses. Chip and Joanna Gaines may have been through some tough times, but unlike many other celebrity couples, they always find a reason to hold on to each other.
Over the years there have been rumors of divorce, and each time this super couple comes out stronger than ever. In August 2017, the rumor went around that they were quickly heading for a messy divorce.
In an interview with People Magazine, Chip explained that he and his wife had worked very hard to have a beautiful family and business. He revealed that they will continue to work to stay together and never separate.
The Scandals that Rocked The Couple
Chip and Joanna Gaines have experienced the odd scandal that has haunted their very busy and fabulous lives. Sometime in April 2017, a lawsuit triggered a scandal after Chip’s former partners at Magnolia Real Estate sued him for $1 million.
They claimed that Chip had persuaded them to sell their shares to him at a cheap price without disclosing the contract he had recently signed with HGTV.
On Joanna’s side, she had to address a rumor that she was planning to leave her business and enter a new skincare line that seems to be completely out of her sphere. This was dismissed as a fake message.