Fixer Upper, the show that made Chip and Joanna Gaines household names, will end after its upcoming season.
Chip and Joanna Gaines sit atop an empire made from turning humble “fixer-uppers” into cozy, top-of-the-line houses in Waco, Texas.
The Gaineses have made shiplap and Demo Day household phrases, not to mention oft-used hash-tags, and inspired us to do a little fixing-up in our own homes.
My family was late to the party, but we started watching HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’ earlier this year.
I’m proud to say we are thoroughly caught up. We have seen every last re-run, and now I know exactly what Joanna would think of our latest home renovation. Because she is my actual best friend. It doesn’t matter that I’ve never met her. We get each other.
I am sad to announce that Season Five of ‘Fixer Upper’ will be the last one for Chip and Jo-Jo.
Here’s what the demoing/decorating duo said today on Magnolia Market, the couple’s website:
‘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.
This has been an amazing adventure! We have poured our blood, sweat and tears into this show. We would be foolish to think we can go and go and fire on all cylinders and never stop to pause. Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger. This has nothing to do with a fraudulent skincare line or anything else you’ll inevitably read. This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment. Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.
We are really, really proud of season 5. We laid it all on the field and didn’t hold anything back. We think it’s the perfect finale to this amazing journey we’ve been on. Season 5 begins in November and Behind the Design will follow shortly after. There’s so much good, new stuff coming your way!
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.
Who knows what the future holds, but we’re excited for whatever is around the bend and in the meantime, we will definitely be staying in touch.’
Sniff. Well, pick yourself up and wipe away your tears. We will get through this last season together.
Meanwhile, here are the various ways you can “stay in touch” with the Gaineses:
- Get yourself to Waco and visit Magnolia Market at The Silos. Eat a cupcake from Silos baking Co. Take selfies.
- Read all about them in their book, The Magnolia Story, and Chip’s upcoming book, Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff, set to publish Oct. 17, and (WHAT?!) a cookbook titled Magnolia Table Cookbook that Joanna will publish at a later date.
- Watch season 5 of ‘Fixer Upper’, which premiers Nov. 28.
- Fill your home with Chip and Joanna’s first collection of housewares at Target, which will be on store shelves Nov. 5. The Gaineses signed a multi-season contract, so more collections will follow.
- Craft a cotton boll wreath, don a chambray shirt and some eyeliner and grow your hair long. Make everyone leave your house and stage it thoughtfully before they return. Ask them to bring baked goods back so ‘Mommy has energy to get the house ready for the so-and-so’s.’
Here’s to one last season of Chip being a goof, Joanna being an absolute genius and Texan houses full of potential, open floor plans, marble countertops and #shiplap. Chip and Joanna, we hope you live happily ever after.