10 Things You Didn’t Know About HGTV Star Chip Gaines
8. When He Started Flipping Houses
Chip has been flipping houses long before the cameras ever showed up. In fact, he started doing it before he even met his now co-star and wife, Joanna! He partnered up with his parents while he was still a college student to do his first flip. “After that I was hooked. I started buying and selling homes and commercial properties,” he said. Once he met Joanna, she saw what he was doing and became curious about it. The two quickly realized she had a natural gift for design and picking colors so their careers eventually evolved together as partners. Now they have multiple businesses and star on their own reality show!
7. Childhood Dreams
Like any kid, Chip had some pretty awesome career aspirations. He didn’t know as a kid that he wanted to become a professional “fixer upper” and he certainly never expected to one day have his own reality show. According to Dallas News, he grew up wanting to become a professional baseball star, but when he didn’t make the college team he changed gears. In an interview with Today, Joanna said he’s always been a bit of an entrepreneur. When they first started dating he had a few other businesses on the go like landscaping and a wash-and-fold.