The 12 Biggest HGTV Scandals From 'Fixer Upper' to 'Flip or Flop'

Jan 18, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. ET
Biggest HGTV Scandals
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There are certain reality TV series that you expect to get some post-filming drama, whether it's beefs between the stars or legitimate criminal activity. The Bachelor (did they or did tey not tie the knot?), Real Housewives, even Toddlers In Tiaras. But for some reason we don't expect it of the seemingly-wholesome home improvement stars. What controversy could a happy couple, a business partner, or a clever carpenter really stir up?

It turns out, quite a lot. HGTV has had a remarkable amount of scandals among their reality stars, so much so that many of their names have been wider-publicized for scandal than for their TV shows. Whether it's domestic disputes or business deals gone bad, these stars just can't seem to escape the negative spotlight. From Carter Oosterhouse to Tarek and Christina and even Chip and Joanna Gaines, these are the biggest scandals to rock HGTV stars.

A version of this article was originally published in December 2016. 

1 /12: Accused of Sexual Coercion

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1/12 :Accused of Sexual Coercion

2 /12: Sued For Fraud

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2/12 :Sued For Fraud

3 /12: 'Fixer Upper' Fakery

3/12 :'Fixer Upper' Fakery

4 /12: Chip & Joanna Gaines' Pastor Drama

4/12 :Chip & Joanna Gaines' Pastor Drama

5 /12: 'Fixer Upper' Vs. Airbnb

5/12 :'Fixer Upper' Vs. Airbnb

6 /12: The Big 'Fixer Upper' Silos Uh-Oh

6/12 :The Big 'Fixer Upper' Silos Uh-Oh

7 /12: Tarek El Moussa's Alleged Breakdown

7/12 :Tarek El Moussa's Alleged Breakdown

8 /12: Tarek & Christina El Moussa Face Cheating Rumors

8/12 :Tarek & Christina El Moussa Face Cheating Rumors

9 /12: 'Flip It Forward' Dad's Controversial views

9/12 :'Flip It Forward' Dad's Controversial views

10 /12: 'Property Brothers' Brawl

10/12 :'Property Brothers' Brawl

11 /12: Plagiarism on 'Ellen's Design Challenge'

11/12 :Plagiarism on 'Ellen's Design Challenge'

12 /12: The Broken Facade of 'House Hunters'

12/12 :The Broken Facade of 'House Hunters'