OK, everyone needs to calm down with these wild allegations about why Fixer Upper is ending, because chances are, you don’t know the entire truth of the matter. You know who does? The actual stars of Fixer Upper, Chip and Joanna Gaines. In light of this, Chip and Joanna recently got candid about the reason they decided to end their time hosting Fixer Upper after rumors of marital trouble began plaguing the couple after the announcement.
During an interview with Today on Tuesday, Chip explained, “Look, I’ll give [the rumors] a little credence. For us, the most important thing in the world is Jo and I’s relationship followed very quickly by these four beautiful kids [of ours]. We didn’t want to push it, to redline it for so long that we woke up and realized we are at a point of no return. We wanted to take a step back and focus on what is absolutely the most important thing to us.” The couple has four children: Drake, 12, Ella, 11, Duke, 9, and Emmie, 7.
Joanna added, “We’ve kind of all grown together. With the audience, they’ve come alongside with us. On the other side, there’s so much encouragement. Even though it was sad, they get it. We have this young growing family, and I just think that was one of the biggest reasons why we wanted to end the show.”
The two announced at the end of September that Season 5 of Fixer Upper would be their last.
In a joint blog post on their site Magnolia Market they wrote, “It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last. 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.”
Of course, the couple was also sure to add that the home-renovating adventures were far from over.
“Though our Fixer Upper chapter is coming to a close, we aren’t done with Waco. We aren’t done renovating homes. We aren’t done designing things to make your home your favorite place on earth. We aren’t done working towards restoration in all things or helping out those who could use a hand. In fact, in all of these things, we are just getting started.”
The promise of a fresh start for these HGTV stars is exciting, to say the least. It’s good to see they aren’t letting the shady rumors get them down and are instead moving onward to the next exciting adventure.