Are they or aren't they? Rumors have unfortunately been swirling for months that Fixer Upper stars Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines could be headed for a divorce — but now, both Chip and Joanna have candidly opened up about the persistent gossip surrounding his marriage.
"It’s funny, when I think about these circumstances, I think they’re hilarious," Chip, 42, revealed in a new Today interview that aired on Thursday, Sept. 14. "I’m like, 'I can’t believe that these things are happening to us.' Because part of me feels, who would care about that?" His wife, Joanna, 39, couldn't agree more. "I don’t do great with seeing that kind of stuff, reading into it — I just don’t know what’s going on. So then I’ll hear someone come up to me and say, 'I hear you and Chip are getting a divorce!' And I’ll be like, 'Where did you hear that?' I don’t know any of this!' We do our due diligence in letting people know as much as we can, 'This isn’t us. Don’t be scammed,'" she said.
Earlier this year, an HGTV fan took to Twitter to slam recent reports that the parents-of-four are splitting after 14 years of wedded bliss. "I'm so sick of all these 'stories' claiming [Joanna] and [Chip are] breaking up. Leave this couple alone they are wonderful together," user @Liason_TRTN wrote on the micro-blogging site. Surprisingly, Chip responded to the Tweet. Watch the video below to see what he said about rumors he's splitting with Joanna!
The beloved Fixer Upper couple first met in their shared hometown of Waco, TX back in the early 2000s. After dating for about a year, Chip popped the question to Joanna and the two later tied the knot in March 2003. Now, the pair have four kids together — sons Drake and Duke and daughters Ella and Emmie — and have become two of HGTV's biggest house-flipping stars.
"When I learned how to embrace Joanna for who she is and really support her all the way, I feel like that was a real lightbulb moment for me in my relationship with her," Chip once said in an interview of first dating his now-wife. "As I really enveloped this concept of I'm going to support her, and love her, and fight for her regardless, I feel like that opened [her] heart to be able to reciprocate."
"At first, I couldn't believe how kind Chip was — he had kind eyes, and made me laugh a lot. I knew he was the one because I knew I could trust him," Joanna previously said of her hubby. Too cute!
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