Even though they have five children — including newborn son Crew — Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines still find time to have fun as a married couple. “Multitasking comes naturally to them, and they’ve mastered how to balance family life with keeping their marriage alive,” an insider exclusively told Closer Weekly in the magazine’s latest issue, on newsstands now.
“When the kids are in bed, Chip and Joanna enjoy date nights. Joanna loves to cook, and they’ll joke around in the kitchen together while she whips up Chip’s favorite dishes,” the source continued. They don’t get to go out on dates as often as they used to before they became parents, but “that doesn’t stop them from having a good time!” the insider added.
Chip, 43, and Joanna, 40, have been married for more than 15 years and, in that time, have created a beautiful family with their five children: Drake, 13, Ella Rose, 11, Duke, 10, Emmie Kay, 8, and the newest addition to their family, Crew, who is almost four months old.
Chip and Joanna are the owners of Magnolia Market in Waco, TX and rose to stardom as the stars of HGTV’s Fixer Upper. Joanna originally opened Magnolia Market as her own business, but it wasn’t too long before Chip got involved with the construction side of things. Magnolia Market is now a company that includes Magnolia Homes and Magnolia Reality.
And, if you thought Chip and Joanna couldn’t get any cuter, the couple once revealed they named their company after a magnolia tree for a reason. During an episode of Fixer Upper, Chip told one of his kids that the reason they named their business after a magnolia is that during one of the first dates they went on, Chip climbed up a magnolia tree, pulled off a flower, and gave it to Joanna. So sweet!
While running a multi-faceted company, trying to raise five children, and attempting to handle over 60 animals on a 40-acre farm, it’s extremely impressive that Chip and Joanna make the time to keep their romance alive. “Neither Chip or Joanna take life too seriously and bounce off each other’s quick-witted personalities,” the source told Closer. “Even if they had 10 children the couple would still have a blast together!”
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