For the last five or so years, fans have been tuning into HGTV on Tuesday nights to watch new episodes of their favorite show, Fixer Upper. Sometimes, on the occasional Saturday, the network will air a marathon and let’s be real, we don’t leave our couches for a good six hours.
Fixer Upper hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines are relatable, talented, hard-working, and absolutely love what they do – helping people create their dream homes. Based in Waco, Texas, the Gaines family has stayed true to their values and have been an advocate for their hometown and are a huge reason why the Waco community is flourishing.
Although it is one of HGTV’s most popular shows, all good things must come to an end. Chip and Joanna made a big announcement on their Magnolia Market website on Tuesday (Sept. 26) about the future of Fixer Upper.
“It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last,” the married couple wrote on their blog. “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.”
While in recent years, their lives have been filled with rumors of a fraudulent skincare line, divorce and scandal, they assure fans that their family is healthy and that their marriage is stronger than ever.
Parents to four children, Drake (11), Ella (9), Duke (8), and Emmie (7), Chip and Joanna will stay busy raising their family and continuing to renovate houses in Waco, as well as run the Magnolia Silos, which have become a huge tourist destination in Waco.
We are sad to see Fixer Upper end, but we wish the Gaines family the best of luck in their future endeavors. And hey, there’s always re-runs!