Facts of Chip Gaines
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Chip Gaines is a Television personality and producer mainly recognized as the husband of Interior designer and television personality Joanna Gaines.
He graduated from Baylor University's Hankamer School of Business in 1998.
He started running a business during his college days, starting with landscaping, fireworks, and laundry services.
He also started flipping houses while he was still at college. Chip and Joanna rose to prominence from the reality show Fixer Upper.
Their love story
Chip met his future wife Joanna at her father’s tire shop. He had gone there for his breaks.
Joanna was walking out while he was entering the doors, and as she was walking straight, he stopped her and said, ”you are that girl in the commercial.”
Joanna just rolled her eyes and went outside. Chip said he didn’t let an opportunity pass, thinking all she could say was no, so he went for it.
So, he followed her outside, where she was taking a break and talking for an hour. The day after they met in the shop, he called her the next day and asked her out.
Chip failed to impress on their first date, as he was an hour and a half late, but he was instantly forgiven. They went on a date.
After going on a date, Chip played a little game with his friend. The game was that he was going to see how long it would take Joanna to call him back.
Months and months went by, but he didn’t get a call. So he himself called her back three months later.
When he called her, he said he was done with playing games which literally came out of his mouth, but Joanna didn’t know about the games, so she was like, “what games”?
He asked her why didn’t she call as he had been waiting for her to call, and she was like she was not calling him.
They went on a date that night and went to a basketball game. They got engaged a year later.
During an interview with TODAY’s Jenna Bush Hager, Joanna opened up about the instant thought she had on meeting Chip.
She said when he asked Chip about his plans, he replied that he wanted to plant the roots in Waco, and she was so glad hearing him say that because she, too, loved Waco and didn’t want to move.
That was the start, but she loved his love for the town and also loved how he knew to draw her out, as she always has been an introvert.
She added that the questions he would ask her made her dig in and get a sense of who she was.
From marriage partners to business partners
Chip says the year 2003 was a year like no other.
It was the year he married his wife and the year they started their small business in Bosque and named it Magnolia.
Their journey began with the small local shop, but they had a big dream to build something that would matter and would be meaningful, and above that, their beliefs in each other were what really mattered the most because, for better or worse, they relied on each other, their faith, and gut instincts.
Joanna initially had thought she would take her father’s automobile business on once her father passed it down.
She had worked there for 8 to 10 years, so she was good at it but knew nothing about interior design.
According to Joanna, they moved to numerous places after that, and every time they moved, she started learning how to get creative within the limited budget they had and what she loved about that was it taught her to think outside the box and have to think beyond the tight budget forced her into creative spot.
She credited Chip and her dad for giving her confidence in what she was doing. She bought the real estate property to film her story, which they both loved.
According to Chip, he literally thought that was a no-brainer. They were going to make twenty to thirty thousand dollars on that property period.
If they lost twenty thousand dollars in their first year of business, they would just break on the sale of the property, so he always felt confident in that.
Their blog post caught an eye of a reality show, and they were offered a show Fixer Upper that aired on HGTV in 2013.
They rose as one of the country’s most recognizable couples as the show was an instant hit.
The couple took a break from Fixer-Upper at the height of their popularity, which was shocking for the fans.
Being on television for five years on top of their growing family was a bit exhausting for them, and they both knew they needed a step back, Joanna told Today.
They announced the launch of the Magnolia network, which will feature all Fixer Upper episodes.
They returned with Fixer Upper: Welcome home, which premiered in January 2021 as a part of the Magnolia network soft lunch on Discovery plus.
Today they own a number of successful businesses under the name Magnolia.
Parents to their five kids
Chip and Joanna are parents to their five kids, three sons and two daughters ranging from 4 to 18.
Their three sons, Crew, Duke, and Drake, are 4, 14, and 18, respectively, while their daughters, Emmie Kay and Ellie, are 12 and 16.
Joanna, in an interview with Today, shared they have rules at their home regarding the use of phones with their older kids.
They didn’t like their kids looking almost like robots checking at their phones every time their phones buzzed.
So it just became a rule. When they are at home, all of their phones go in one spot, so if they have to check text or emails, they have to go to that spot, but it’s not on their bodies.
It’s like “no phone on the body,” she said.
As a television personality and home renovator, Chip amassed a jaw-dropping net worth of $50 million. It is the combined net worth with his wife, Joanna.
- He was born on the 14th of November, 1974, in Albuquerque, NM. He is currently 48 years old.
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