Chip and Joanna Gaines may be the perfect zany couple for HGTV, but they’re not going to be there much longer. The couple wrote on their blog that the 5th season of their show, Fixer Upper, will be their last:
“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. 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.”
They add that their marriage has “never been stronger” but they also want to focus on “fixing what is weak”:
“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.”
After a rocky start, the couple seemed very comfortable in the limelight and their empire has been growing at a breakneck pace. The couple has multiple books, a magazine, and a lifestyle store. It was previously announced that Joanna Gaines would star in a spinoff about how she creates her designs, so that could potentially replace the show, though it was intended to be a companion show.
As for what else is up next, Chip hints that they’re waiting for divine inspiration:
In their hearts humans plan their course, but the LORD establishes their steps.
— Chip Gaines (@chipgaines) September 26, 2017
Ok. It’s probably a shiplap Target collection.