In shocking and sad news for fans of the hit HGTV series Fixer Upper, the show’s beloved stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have announced that the show will be coming to an end after season 5.
In an announcement on their blog on Tuesday, September 26, the pair talked about it not being an easy choice, but the right one, to end the series. “”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,” the couple wrote in a joint blog post. “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 lengthy post continues, “This has been an amazing adventure! We have poured our blood, sweat and tears into this show. We would be foolish to think we can go and go and fire on all cylinders and never stop to pause. Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger. This has nothing to do with a fraudulent skincare line or anything else you’ll inevitably read. This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment. Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.”
Since the debut of the show in May 2013, Fixer Upper has become one of the network’s highest-rated shows of all time and Chip and Joanna have become two of the most popular HGTV hosts of all.
They ended their post with, “We will forever be thankful for HGTV and this opportunity of a lifetime. We are also thankful to our production company, Highnoon Entertainment and our amazing producers and crew on the ground here in Waco. We are grateful for them and for you. Thank you for sharing life with us and for the continued support. Thank you for having our backs! Thank you for caring about these homes and these families and the things that we care so much about. Really, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you.”