Up next on Fixer Upper: a womb with a view! Our fave HGTV couple Chip and Joanna Gaines announced that they're expecting their fifth child on Jan. 2 with an absolutely adorable and hilarious Instagram photo.
"Gaines party of 7!" wrote Chip with his signature goofy sense of humor. In the silly photo, Joanna is feeling Chip's dad gut while she's sporting a big baby bump of her own. "(If you’re still confused… WE ARE PREGNANT)" clarified the reality star. The new little one will join kids Drake, 14, Ella, 13, Duke, 9, and Emmie Kay, 7. “We had four babies right before the show started, and then we’ve had zero babies since the show started,” Chip told KTRK in November. “For me, I’m really excited to go back and try to maybe… try to make some more babies.” Joanna followed up saying, “Maybe. We have different answers.” These tricksters were already pregnant!
The news comes after Chip and Jo announced in September that they would end their hit show after the currently-airing Season 5 finishes. Of the choice, they said: “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."
At the time, fans speculated that the couple might be experiencing marriage problems brought on by the stress of the show, but looking at how big Joanna's bump is already, she must have already known they were expecting another child. With their show, two bed and breakfasts, Target decor line, house fixing business, and Magnolia Market, adding a baby to the mix may have been just one thing too many. We can't blame them for making the brave choice to end the show for their family, even if not getting to see their new baby grow up like the other kids is crushing us inside.