10 Things You Didn’t Know About Fixer Upper Stars Chip And Joanna Gaines Relationship
Chip and Joanna Gaines are one of the most beloved couples on television right now. The Gaines currently star on Fixer Upper, the most-watched HGTV show of all time! The reality series follows the married couple around as they work with clients to buy and remodel old homes in central Texas. Not only are they the perfect couple, but they are also the perfect team! Joanna works as the decorator while Chip brings his construction expertise to the table as the lead contractor on all their projects. The fourth season of Fixer Upper will be premiering on Nov. 29 and their new book The Magnolia Story hits the stores this month! Chip and Joanna Gaines are at the peak of their careers right now, so lets take a look at 10 things you might not have known about this amazing couple:
10. How They First Met
Even though the reality couple both went to Baylor University around the same time, that’s not where they met! Chip and Joanna first met at the tire store Joanna’s dad owned. Chip would go in all the time and one time saw a photo of Joanna. “Her dad made the mistake of putting a picture of the family behind the counter at his shop. I knew I’d marry her one day just by the picture on the wall,” said Chip in an interview with Pop Sugar. They finally met one day when Chip went in to have his brakes fixed and Joanna was working in the shop. “My buddies used to always joke that no one could get their brakes done as often as I got my brakes done,” said Chip in an interview at KWTX. When he finally got the chance to talk to her in person, he said, “Hey, you’re the girl from the commercials!” This was enough to get her attention and Joanna eventually fell for his quirky sense of humor.
9. Saying ‘I Love You’
Joanna and Chip got married after dating for a little over a year. Their wedding was on March 31, 2003 and they’ve now been married for 12 years! In an interview with US Weekly, Chip looked back on the early days in their relationship and he revealed he was the first one to say ‘I love you.’ But when he did, it didn’t exactly go as planned considering Joanna responded to his proclamation of love with a simple ‘thank you.’ It’s pretty clear that Chip is the romantic in this relationship while Joanna is more of a realist. “Yeah, that’s the way cyborgs respond to ‘I love you.’ She said, ‘thank you’ and I was like, ‘I am so freaking sick of this,’ and I grabbed my basketball and I walked home like a 4-year-old,” said Chip.