Our favorite HGTV couple, Chip and Joanna Gaines, has thrown quite a few curve balls our way in the last couple of months. The Fixer Upper darlings broke our hearts back in September when they announced they would be stepping down from their hugely successful show leaving their audience suspicious for their reasoning behind the decision.
Rumors swirled that their marriage was beginning to crack, the schedule was too much for the family and even as far as they couldn’t agree on a new renegotiation deal with the network.
The two went on a press tour shortly after announcing the sad news to promote Chip’s new book “Capital Gaines” and to clear up the rumors that were circulating. The two claimed they wanted to spend more time focusing on their children and the numerous entrepreneurial endeavors they are involved in, but the viewers didn’t buy it…
Then right as the new year began things started to make sense when hints of a possible baby announcement started, Joanna,39, the first to post a cryptic message on her Instagram that read, “New Year new hope…Be expectant. There is just something about fresh faith and unwavering trust that brings life to our souls..May this be the best year yet…” The picture was a view of a lake with two benches.
Chip, 43, gave us the next hint when he posted a video on his social media of a clip from the next Fixer Upper episode, he captioned the post, “Everyone tune in now for tonight’s #FixerUpper! We’ve got some BIG news to share…”
Finally, Chip confirmed in a post later on in the day they were, in fact, expecting, in the picture the two are facing each other and both Chip and Joanna have their hands on Chip’s belly that he is pushing out to make it look like he’s pregnant with the caption, “Gaines party of 7..(If you’re still confused..WE ARE PREGNANT)”
The parents to have both taken different stances in the past when asked if they would ever think of expanding their family, the two never seemed to be on the same page. This past June in an interview Joanna had said, “Chip thinks we’re done. I would love to have another baby or twins!”
In October Chip spoke in an interview that entirely negated what Joanna had said just a few months before, when asked about more kids he replied, “We had four babies right before the show started, and then we’ve had zero babies since the show started.” He went on to say, “For me, I’m really excited to go back and try to maybe-try to make some more babies.”
The Dad-to-be seems to think he already knows the gender of the new baby. Joanna posted a video on her social media platform of her sonogram that wrote, “Chip swears he can already tell it’s a boy. Look at the little heartbeat!!”
Boy or girl, we couldn’t be happier for the Gaines Family, but you will be sorely missed on T.V.