Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines are recognized for constructing dream houses on Fixer Higher, however the couple’s biggest venture has all the time been their household.
The proud dad and mom have 4 kids: Drake, 12, Ella, 11, Duke, 9 and Emmie Kay, 7. They’re additionally planning on welcoming a fifth little one later this yr.
For the previous 5 seasons, followers have gotten glimpses of the youngsters’s idyllic nation upbringing on HGTV. Now, viewers will get to see extra of the children on Chip and Joanna’s Household Backyard Undertaking. Within the particular, which airs Feb. 13 at 9:00 p.m. EST, the 43-year-old dad and 39-year-old mother recruit the assistance of their youngsters to offer their yard backyard a contemporary new look. The particular airs in the course of the present’s ultimate season and serves as a candy farewell to the Gaines household.
Joanna and Chip introduced they had been ending Fixer Higher in September 2017. Whereas rumors of marital issues began to unfold, Joanna cited their rising household as a cause for ending the present.
“For us, crucial factor on this planet is Jo and I’s relationship, adopted in a short time by these 4 stunning youngsters,” Chip informed Immediately again in October. “And we did not need to push it, pink it, for therefore lengthy that we awoke and realized, we’re at some extent of no return.”
This is not the primary time the couple has talked concerning the difficulties of balancing work and household. In 2011, two years earlier than the primary episode of Fixer Higher even aired, Joanna wrote concerning the battle on her weblog.
“For some time, it was working simply nice after which the stress of labor began spilling over on the ‘mom’ facet and I seen even after I was residence, my thoughts was all the time at work,” she stated. “I seen some issues arising of their hearts and even mine that had been pink flags. They wanted their mother on this season of life and actually I wanted my youngsters.”
So earlier than we are saying goodbye to the Gaineses, here is a glance again at seven of their cutest household moments.
1. After they concerned their youngsters of their work
From Drake and Duke serving to out with demo day to Ella turning an outdated attic right into a examine nook, there have been a number of situations when Chip and Joanna have engaged their youngsters with their work. It appears like their youngsters have inherited a few of their DIY abilities, too—particularly Ella. Joanna shared an image of their eldest daughter enjoying with a design ebook and textiles. Within the caption, she wrote, “She requested me if she may very well be a designer when she grows up.”
2. After they taught them classes by means of exhausting work
Whether or not the children are trimming roses within the backyard, tending to a child calf or promoting contemporary eggs and greens, Chip and Joanna attempt to present their youngsters the worth of exhausting work.
“It is enjoyable for the children to essentially see while you take one thing and also you deal with it and it grows up sturdy and wholesome, I imply, it is enjoyable to look at the fruit of your labor,” Joanna stated in an episode shared by way of Individuals. “So it is enjoyable to have them be part of it.”
three. After they let their youngsters’ personalities shine by means of
Every member of the Gaines household has a singular character. In an interview with Individuals, Joanna described their oldest little one Drake as a “regular Eddie” who’s “predictable” and “likes to play issues protected.” Though, she stated he has his dad’s humorousness As for Ella, Joanna informed the journal she’s the “artistic one.” Chip additionally stated their son Duke is their “silent kind.” Lastly, “candy” little Emmie is “only a ball of enjoyable,” Joanna stated. The couple instructed she’s additionally their most adventurous little one.
four. After they let their youngsters be youngsters
Whether or not it is enjoying hide-and-go-seek within the corn fields or dressing up as superheroes on the dinner desk, Chip and Joanna ensure their youngsters have loads of time to play. They’re additionally strict about limiting the quantity of display screen time the children have. Actually, the dad and mom have stated they do not actually have a TV.
“I feel the humorous half with Chip is simply the video video games, the TV. I imply, that is the place he sorts of will get a bit of strict,” Joanna informed Individuals in an interview. “It is ‘You go play outdoors.'”
5. After they remembered to take a break from work and benefit from the little moments
With a magazine, a house design firm a TV present and a number of other model collaborations, it may be simple for Chip and Joanna to get wrapped up in work. Nevertheless, the dad and mom nonetheless handle to put aside time to bond with their youngsters. In a single episode, Chip took a break from landscaping to shoot hoops with Emmie. One other time Joanna took a break from her to-do record to simply paint together with her daughter.
6. After they celebrated their achievements with their youngsters
Chip and Joanna ensure to have a good time their achievements with their household. Whether or not it was having their youngsters break floor at their newly bought property the Silos or having them be the primary ones inside their newly opened bakery, they make these blissful moments even higher by sharing them with the folks they love most.
7. After they hinted they could need to have one other child
Although the couple did not share their being pregnant information till January, the dad and mom have been hinting at a fifth little one for some time.
Watch the video to see a few of their different clues.
Watch Chip and Joanna’s Household Backyard Undertaking Feb. 13 at 9:00 p.m. EST on HGTV.
For extra on the couple’s journey to happier than ever, tune into E! Information tonight at 7 and 11 p.m. PT