The day he proposed to Joanna, Chip told her that they were going to a private concert four hours away from Waco. They are the best of what's real in life. If you visited the market today, you could browse through its many handmade artisanal goods, score a vintage accent piece; chow down on food truck grub, get a cupcake from the bakery, buy some fairy garden supplies, and more. The memoir is filled with personal anecdotes from the entrepreneur's life, as well as plenty of career and life advice for readers. There's an authenticity in their relationship and that comes through in the show.
Although the two " hit it off immediately ," Chip waited months to call Joanna after their first date.
Below, we've compiled everything you need to know about how they met, fell in love, and became the beloved, house-flipping duo we know today. According to Us WeeklyChip, now 46, spent much of his childhood at his grandfather's ranch in North Texas.
I'd imagined he had hair under the baseball cap, but nope. Only Chip could be an hour and a half late and have no one mad about it. One year after that, the couple published a tell-all memoir that quickly became a national bestseller. Most of what I learned creatively stemmed from this little fixer upper. Since the show first aired inthe Gaineses' flagship store, Magnolia Markethas grown into a lifestyle brand that is often credited for revitalizing the small town of Waco, Texas.
Chip just sat there, patiently observing every second of it. Chip ly told Forbes that he wrote the book to "coach" people who are "looking to work hard and chase their dreams without letting fear creep into the equation. He does silly things, and they occasionally trip over their words or sweat on each other. Since it opened in OctoberMagnolia Market at the Silos has brought in more than 1. Determined, Chip began taking his pickup to Firestone, in the hopes of meeting Joanna.
Inthe Gaineses were busier than ever. I don't know. On August 4, in response to a fan who tweeted"I'm so sick of these 'stories' claiming joannagaines and chippergaines breaking up," Chip wrote : "Won't ever happen The "Fixer Upper" stars set aside time to have a date night once a week, Joanna told Traditional Home, according to Today.
When Joanna first shared the news with Chip, "he assured her the call was a scam," Us Weekly reported. Although they said they needed some time to "catch [their] breath for a moment," the two reassured their fans that they're not going anywhere. We were broke and were forced to be creative with our resources and we were proud as punch about this place. In more ways than one, Chip and Joanna Gaines have spent the past decade building an empire from the ground up.
You can read the full excerpt, published by Today, here.
The next dayChip called Joanna and asked her out. She added: "But Chip has always pushed me to be the best me He empowers me to be confident. She later moved to Waco during her junior year of high school. And on major holidays like Valentine's Day, the couple gets dressed up and have a fancy, candlelit dinner with their young children. In an excerpt from " The Magnolia Story ," Joanna reveals more details from that night:.
The stars of HGTV's massive hit "Fixer Upper," the husband-and-wife team are a household name, known for their ability to transform rundown properties into beautiful homes. However, the couple quickly learned from their mistakes, Joanna said in an Instagram post :. They launched three collections: a line of paint colorsa line of 70 wallpaper desand a line of furniture.
It turns out he had made a bet with his roommate, John, to "see who could hold out the longest before calling [their] dates back," Chip explains in "The Magnolia Story. The two were also barely scraping by as small business owners. Chip, a self-described " serial entrepreneur ," graduated from Baylor in with a degree in marketing.
In an interview with PopsugarJoanna confessed: "At first, I couldn't believe how kind Chip was — he had kind eyes, and made me laugh a lot I knew he was the one because I knew I could trust him. After "Fixer Upper" took off, the Gaineses spent most of transforming some rusty cotton silos into what is now a bustling retail center, and the heart of their ever-growing business. Chip knew Joanna was "the one" when he saw a photo of her behind the counter at her father's shop. She continued, "We have nothing to do with it and have been trying to stop it for some time.
The two also soon discovered that they shared important similarities. That's the only reason I didn't call. While Chip was "good at the big picture" and liked to take risks, Joanna focused more on the details. Naturally, when the two finally met in person, the first thing Chip said to Joanna was, "Hey, you're the girl in the commercials. In an interview with Texas Monthlythe couple revealed that they spent their first date sitting on the porch of a restaurant "housed in a historic mansion" and eating fried chicken.
On the first-ever episode of "Fixer Upper," Chip and Joanna transformed an "uninhabitable" "den for hoarders" into a stunning home. It's not a kind of fantasy — perfected, glossy, everything works every second. Just stubble. The two also share insights about their unique relationship dynamic, their strength as a team, and their ability to balance each other out. After he proposed, Chip brought Joanna to a jewelry store owned by Billy Holder, who Chip's father knew in high school, to de her own engagement ring.
As luck would have it, joanna also ended up moving to texas with her family.
After "Fixer Upper" came to an end on HGTV inChip and Joanna announced a partnership with Discovery the following year that would involve a " multi-platform media t venture. For example, Chip was drawn to the fact that they were both brought up religious, in " very similar environments. I can't explain it.
Inthe two converted an abandoned Waco site into a bustling retail marketplacecomplete with a bakery, food trucks, and more. They opened a bed-and-breakfast called " The Magnolia House. On May 31,the couple got married in the Earle Harrison House in Waco, Texas — a "historic mansion that looks an awful lot" like the place where the two had their first date, Joanna told Us Weekly.
Chip moved to texas with his family when he was 8 years old.
In an excerpt from the memoir, published by Joanna in this blog postshe writes:. The aspiring newscaster also starred in local commercials for her father's auto shop, Jerry Stevens Firestone, and worked the front desk. In " The Magnolia Story ," Chip and Joanna reflect on the major milestones of their lives so far — from the moment they met to their first renovation in Waco, Texas.
One of the first properties they renovated was their newlywed home — but it was a disaster. While their children occasionally appear on "Fixer Upper," Chip and Joanna prefer to keep their kids out of the spotlight.
She continued:. Neff had seen Joanna's de blog online, the Gaineses told Texas Monthlyand liked her style. It's not perfect. But luckily, Joanna trusted her gut and returned Neff's call. And his face was weathered and flushed red, like he'd been working outside in the hot sun all day long. In college, he started a few small businesses including a prepaid laundry service, a fireworks stand, and multiple landscaping companies.
These two have built an entire empire together.
No stranger to love stories, Joanna, now 42, has described her parents' relationship as "one you hear about in the movies" — "an example of how to love, fight for, extend grace to, and honor" one another in a marriage. However, Chip was nearly an hour and a half late to pick Joanna up, according to this excerpt from their memoir, "The Magnolia Story. Joanna, who describes herself as "naturally" shy and introverted, was " immediately attracted to Chip's big personality.
Joanna, who graduated inmajored in Communications and hoped to become a broadcast journalist. Through their many ventures, the two seem to enjoy a happy marriage. Just a few months later, however, Joanna had to shut down yet another round of rumors that claimed she was leaving "Fixer Upper" to start her own skin-care and makeup line. After their honeymoon, Joanna ed Chip in his house flipping ventures and "quickly discovered a hidden passion for home decor," the Gaineses told Insider's Tanza Loudenback.
He was wearing a reddish-toned leather jacket, too, and I thought, 'Is this red guy even the same guy I was talking to at the shop? I had a blast sitting there with Billy, deing the perfect ring. The show was an instant hit: the pilot had 1. We seem to give each other energy. He had so much confidence. We function better together than we do apart, and I don't think either one of us has ever felt the urge to say, 'I need a break from you.
Instead, he took her to a shopping center in the neighborhood where his parents grew up and got down on one knee.