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How Did Chip and Joanna Gaines Meet? Plus More Facts About the 'Fixer Upper' Stars!

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Could Chip and Joanna Gaines get any cuter?

The couple currently stars on HGTV's Fixer Upper, but a lot of fans don't know how the Texan couple met. The parents-of-four might seem like they were destined to be together, but their love story actually relied a lot on chance.

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How did Chip and Joanna Gaines first meet?

Despite the fact that Chip and Joanna both attended Baylor University, they didn't meet until after graduation. Chip frequently visited Joanna's dad's automotive shop and once saw a photo of her on the wall.

"Her dad made the mistake of putting a pic of the family behind the counter at his shop," Chip admitted. "I knew I'd marry her one day just by the picture on the wall."

Joanna revealed that it took months for her to open up to her now husband.

"At first, I couldn't believe how kind Chip was," she said. "He had kind eyes, and made me laugh a lot. I knew he was the one because I knew I could trust him."

How much do Chip and Joanna Gaines make?

According to Starcasm, the reality stars earn $30,000 from the families who participate in each episode plus an undisclosed salary from HGTV. The couple previously revealed that before they began Fixer Upper they were completely broke.

"I remember when we first got married the only money we had was what was in Chip’s pocket," Joanna explained. "He always had a wad of cash, but we were broke. If I needed to go grocery shopping it’s whatever was in his pocket. That’s how we paid the bills."

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What ethnicity is Joanna Gaines?

The brunette beauty revealed on her website that she loves hearing people try to guess her ethnicity. "Although I did play Pocahontas in high school, I am not Native American. My father is half Lebanese/half German and my mother is full Korean," she said.

How tall is Chip Gaines?

There's no denying that Chip is handsome, so naturally, people are curious about his height. The star is reportedly 5 feet, 10 inches tall.

We can't wait to learn more about the couple!

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