It looks like everyone’s favorite home makeover couple will be retiring the shiplap. Chip and Joanna Gaines of “Fixer Upper” fame have announced that the next season, the show’s fifth, will be the final one for the show.
The couple has enjoyed a huge amount of support and acclaim from millions who watch their home renovation show. The show has gained such popularity that it is one of HGTV’s highest rated shows ever. Chip and Joanna have been married for over a decade and have four young children.
They have always been very vocal about their priorities and although they love renovating houses and the businesses they run, as well as the millions of fans that support them, they’ve always put their family first. They have stayed true to their humble beginnings and have always said that they would stop the show at some point to focus on giving their children a normal childhood away from the spotlight.
In a statement posted on their blog, 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.”
The announcement does shock many viewers who perhaps thought that the couple would do a few more seasons of the highly successful show. The couple has started a number of businesses since the premiere of the show in 2013.
They have a retail compound named Magnolia Market, which houses and sells all things interior, a paint and wallpaper line, as well as a furniture line. They also have a real estate company and a quarterly magazine. They’re even working on opening up a restaurant.
So they’ll definitely have plenty to tend to when not renovating homes and filming for Fixer Upper.