Loving life! It’s been a wild trip for Chip and Joanna Gaines after assembly in 2001 in Waco, Texas, and getting down to make a life collectively.
The Kansas native and New Mexico-born carpenter tied the knot in 2003, and share 5 kids, Drake, Ella, Duke, Emmie Kay and Crew.
Shortly after getting married, the pair started constructing a house in Texas — which included their first enterprise ventures, Magnolia Market and Magnolia Homes. They rose to fame practically a decade later once they landed their very own TV present, Fixer Upper, in 2012. Their household, nevertheless, has at all times come first.
“At the end of the day, I love Jo more than anything in the world,” Chip advised E! News in a March 2020 episode of In the Room.
Once the sequence hit HGTV in 2013, the duo’s empire started to take off. They relaunched the market alongside a bakery on a 20,000-square-foot grain barn in 2015 — with meals vehicles and a nursery on the premises — known as the Silos, earlier than saying in 2017 that the present that began all of it could be ending with its fifth season.
The duo stepped away from the cameras later that yr with the ultimate episode airing in 2018, however Chip and Joanna didn’t let up when it got here to their Magnolia model. They opened Magnolia Table restaurant in February 2018 and Magnolia Press espresso store in November 2019.
“Opening a coffee shop felt symbolic for what we hope people find when they come visit us in Waco — a space to be inspired and simply savor the time they’re spending with family and friends,” Joanna wrote on her weblog in January 2020. “In a world where everything feels rushed, there’s a familiar and worthwhile pause waiting for us in a good cup of coffee — and chocolate cake — which we also serve at the Press!”
The pair, who’ve printed eight books between them, even have a line of dwelling merchandise at Target. In July 2021, they launched their very own streaming channel known as Magnolia Network, out there by way of Discovery+. Six months later, the community debuted on cable on the channel as soon as occupied by DIY.
Though the couple have mentioned they often miss the quieter, early days once they have been flipping homes with out cameras following them, they’re additionally grateful for the platform that enables them to showcase different creators and craftspeople.
“I would say I’m jealous of those moments that Jo and I both experienced before this amazing opportunity presented itself, where it was just like us just being normal,” Chip advised Entertainment Weekly in July 2021. “The one thing I’m so proud of is the opportunity to highlight all the men and women out there doing this very hard, very artistic work that a lot of times kind of goes unnoticed.”
Scroll all the way down to see their journey via the years — and their sweetest household moments.