For Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines- family comes first. Even if it disappoints their fans. A strong source revealed to the media that there were a number of reasons behind their decision to pull the plug on Fixer Upper, their hit HGTV show, but a big factor was the safety of their kids.
The couple has tried a lot to keep their brood out of the spotlight, however, "people drive by and like to take pictures in front of their house". These present a security issue for the parents of four children (12-year-old Drake, 10-year-old Ella, 10, 9-year-old Duke, and 7-year-old Emmie).
Chip and Joanna Gaines house includes swimming pool, beautiful garden
In this context, Joanna says:
I think they just want to take a step back from it.
The amazing couple, who has been happily married since 2003, felt the break was a long time coming for professional reasons and in the past four years, they have been increasingly stretched thin.
Happily married husband and wife: Chip and Joanna Gaines in front of their beautiful white house
On September 26, the Texas-based entrepreneurs posted on their Magnolia Market blog revealing their plans:
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.
So between their expanding empire and family, this beautiful couple announced the fifth season of their home renovation show will be its last.