Fixer Upper Stars Chip And Joanna Gaines Slammed By Fellow HGTV Stars

Fixer Upper Stars Chip And Joanna Gaines Slammed By Fellow HGTV Stars
Credit: Source: Today

Eric and Lindsey Bennett are done being compared to Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines. The Desert Flippers recently opened up about their fellow HGTV stars and told fans that their renovations in Palm Springs, California are a lot harder than what Chip and Joanna do in Waco, Texas.

The Bennett’s slammed the Fixer Upper couple during an appearance at the Market Home and Gift trade show in Las Vegas this week. During their session, Eric answered a question from a fan who asked what he thought of Joanna's favorite design element: shiplap.

"I don't know who that is," Eric sarcastically shared.

According to Radar Online , Eric then revealed that he thinks Chip and Joanna have it easy compared to what they do on Desert Flippers . Eric explained how their Waco counterparts do not put up any of their own funds when they flip a house, something he and Lindsey do all the time.

"Joanna gets money upfront from her clients and works with them to create their dream house," he stated. "When we flip a house, it’s our money on the line."

Eric and Lindsey should be used to the comparisons. After all, the couples have had similar shows on the same network. Even still, onlookers claimed that Eric and Lindsey were visibly upset by the question and clearly did not want to talk about Chip and Joanna. After Eric threw some shade at the Gaines, nobody asked them any more questions about the pair.

Last year, Chip and Joanna announced that they were done with Fixer Upper so that they could focus on other projects. During an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon , the couple revealed that they are negotiating a deal that would land them their very own network . The news came months after Joanna gave birth to her fifth child, baby Crew, with Chip.

Eric and Lindsey, meanwhile, have been married for almost eight years and share three children. The two are currently in the middle of their third season of Desert Flippers , which airs on HGTV.

Chip and Joanna Gaines have not said anything about Eric's comments.


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  • Beverley NillesX
    Beverley NillesX Jan 31, 2019 5:55 PM PST

    Chip and Joanna do flip houses with their own money.. those guys should check it out. Plus they flipped a silo, a restaurant, several houses, and a bed and breakfast all their own money check it out

    • Jimmy
      Jimmy Jan 10, 2021 3:14 PM PST

      Flipping means they bought, rehabbed, and sold the property for a profit. I was unaware they sold the silos, restaurant, B&B or any other properties. Check it out.

  • Darlene Kuny
    Darlene Kuny Jan 5, 2021 7:31 AM PST

    Sadly, I endured the month of December watching HGTV pushing Discovery+. Every break was a push to subscribe. Finally, January came and Joanne Gaines is pushing her cooking show. Your only choice was to stop watching HGTV. I stopping watching Fixer Upper along time ago. Because I found Chip to be immature and I just got tired of his antics. If you want to watch the Magnolia channel go watch it on Discovery+ and leave HDTV to other programs.

  • Rhoda
    Rhoda Jan 31, 2019 5:58 PM PST

    Sounds like they are jealous of Chip and Joanna. As they should be they are not as good or as entertaining. Chip and Joanna are to classy to trash talk. Winner Fixer Upper...GO SHIPLAP

  • Orin
    Orin Jan 31, 2019 11:09 AM PST

    Maybe they dont put up their own money because they aren't flippers. They do the samething The property brothers does. They help you remodel YOUR home.

    • Marko
      Marko Jan 10, 2021 3:19 PM PST

      Then why are people always comparing them?

  • Barbara
    Barbara Jan 31, 2019 8:29 PM PST

    Very sad when people put others down to make themselves look better. You don't know others people's story or what they are going through to be where they are. Be happy with what you have and rejoice with others for their success.

  • Cheryl
    Cheryl Jan 31, 2019 12:55 PM PST

    Chip and Joanna are typically not flippers. They do so occasionally and do use their own money. However they normally help people find a fixer-upper-upper and do the work. Of course the people put the money's going to be their house. So it seems like Eric and his wife may be a little intimidated. As for Christina....she may be a really nice person, but I found her to be obnoxious.

  • Michelle Souza
    Michelle Souza Jan 31, 2019 11:46 PM PST

    Jealous much?

  • NosyNana
    NosyNana Jan 31, 2019 1:07 PM PST

    No, their show was not based on a “Flipping” format. Maybe Mr. Dessert flipper needs to catch some of the reruns, so he can understand the premise of Fixer Upoer. And, btw, you won’t hear the Gaines throwing shade at other network stars. It’s not their style.

  • Lucy Edwards
    Lucy Edwards Feb 1, 2019 5:48 AM PST

    Chip and Joann are there Best designers in their World Blessings to them and their kids are soo adorable God will continue to Bless their Family I loved every house that they remodeled, I wish they could remoldel my house from them hurricane harvey From Lucy from Houston Tx

  • Sharon Smith
    Sharon Smith Jan 31, 2019 2:01 PM PST

    That Eric is a wanna be Chip, but whereas Chip is naturally funny, Eric is naturally annoying. Sounds like he has a pretty high opinion of himself also. Not sure why. I don't care for the show at all.

  • Fifi LaFarge
    Fifi LaFarge Feb 1, 2019 6:22 AM PST

    There's not enough nasty divisiveness in the world, let's whip up some drama by pretending there's hostility between popular home renovators. What a bankrupt culture we've created.

  • Stormy
    Stormy Jan 31, 2019 2:44 PM PST

    Sour grapes. Hate Desert Flippers.

  • Rusti Steele
    Rusti Steele Feb 1, 2019 8:30 AM PST

    The way the Tabloids are pitting the HGTV teams against one another is shameful....some spend their time creating, while some spend their time destroying...

  • Deb
    Deb Jan 31, 2019 3:29 PM PST

    Will not watch Eric and Lindsey any more I think its mean rude and unprofessional to bash some one I. Your profession you just lost a viewer Eric and Lindsey everyone has a different style they live in a different part of the country used to like you but you are just rude and arrogant

    • Scotty
      Scotty Jan 10, 2021 3:17 PM PST

      You are correct, they have a different style they live in a different part of the country so why are they being compared. Eric was probably frustrated with the constant comparison and questions about how they feel about Chip and Joanna. I would probably be fed up the the constant comparisons too.

  • Barbara W.
    Barbara W. Feb 1, 2019 1:29 PM PST

    Sour grapes......Green Eyed Monster......this is so unprofessional and petty. Chip and Joanna have done more for their community than anyone else. The Desert Flippers need to get over it.

    MARY RICHARDSON Jan 31, 2019 12:15 PM PST

    I have watched dessert flippers. I don't like the show. She seems snotty and not as decorative as some of the other shows. The difference in locations call for different decor. Christina is also better.

  • Brian j
    Brian j Jan 31, 2019 1:48 PM PST

    I'm sure they are sick of the comparison, what they do is completely different and they do put up their own money and could loose their shirts it it doesn't go well.

  • Cynthia Cleary
    Cynthia Cleary Feb 2, 2019 10:30 AM PST

    The two shows are world's apart..they couldn't be more different. I think they are both good at what they do. It's unfortunate that Eric feels the need to diss the Gaines family. Jealous much?

  • Person sick of them
    Person sick of them Feb 1, 2019 10:50 PM PST

    Don't worry, there are a lot of us that are super sick of hearing about them. It has gotten past the point of annoying 😒!!!

  • Slick
    Slick Feb 1, 2019 9:12 PM PST

    What a tool you are Eric .. the Gaines don't "flip" houses they are 99.9% remodelers if you'd watch the show. I think you've got bigger issues your wife treats you like an idiot on your own show not too different than Tarek and Christina

  • Ramie
    Ramie Feb 1, 2019 4:28 PM PST

    Sorry desert flippers. But chip and jo are true honest people. It’s obvious that they enjoy each other and what they do. I love the fact that they also keep themselves humble and grounded with their children. Thay are gods people and they’re not afraid to let that be known . God blesses those who put him first . I’m sure it’s hard with all the media in all the petty jealousy like you two. There’s enough work out there for everyone. Just seems they did it smarter Thank you chip and Joanna keep true to God and family. We are behind you Ramie P.s I also like the fact Christina and Terke stayed working together. They as well have class.

  • judy biszantz
    judy biszantz Jan 31, 2019 2:31 PM PST

    You are right there is no comparison.. You guys have not 1" of their talent in your go JoJo!!!

    SHERRY B COX Jan 31, 2019 12:59 PM PST

    Don't like the desert flippers. She's very snoddy and he is whipped

  • Tammy
    Tammy Jan 31, 2019 4:12 PM PST

    Eric and Lindsey don't even come close in comparison to Chip and Joanna! And how petty of eic to act like that about it! Personally, I can't stands E & L style at all, it's cold and sterile and doesn't make you feel welcome into the home like Joanna's and Chip's does.

  • Maxine
    Maxine Jan 31, 2019 3:01 PM PST

    I live in Palm Springs and know some of their neighbors. They are rude and condescending. One neighbor, a plumber or electrician, was asked by Eric if he would like to help with a job and be on the show. The hitch? The guy would have to PAY for the work he would do on the house. They are boring and arrogant. And what’s with Lindsey’s glammed up cocktail dresses for the reveal??? Silly people

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