Get your remote ready! Tonight marks the last episode of Fixer Upper. Fans of the HGTV hit remember how far Chip and Joanna Gaines have come since their show’s premiere in 2013. But, even though the adorable couple became bonafide celebrities during their five seasons on TV — they still remember their roots. Joanna even posted a side-by-side photo to Instagram comparing their first episode with their last episode.
“I can’t believe tonight marks our very last episode of Fixer Upper,” she wrote. “This picture is of us filming our pilot in 2012 and then our last scene of Fixer in 2017. What a journey this has been! The end is bittersweet, but we are excited for what’s to come.”
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I can't believe tonight marks our very last episode of Fixer Upper. This picture is of us filming our pilot in 2012 and then our last scene of fixer in 2017. What a journey this has been! Check out my blog to read an update from us and to see what's on the horizon for our family and Magnolia as we move forward. The end is bittersweet, but we are excited for what's to come. Tune in tonight for the series finale on HGTV @ 9/8c! #fixerupper (link in profile)
So sweet — fans were quick to share the effect the couple has had on their lives since they started their TV show five years ago. “I’m crying seeing the words ‘series finale’ ?You guys are the best and your family deserves this break, but selfishly I never want it to end,” one fan wrote. Another added, “Best wishes as y’all close this chapter and start a new one. Thank you for sharing your amazing family & talent with all of us. Y’all made us feel like we were getting to see our friends every Tuesday evening and will be dearly missed.”
Chip and Joanna announced last fall that the current season of Fixer Upper would be the last, after deciding to put their efforts into a special called, Chip and Joanna’s Family Garden Project, which focused on their family and revamping the garden in the backyard of their Texas home.
“As far as I’ve known, they’ve always planned on stepping out to make sure their kids got to enjoy part of their childhood out of the spotlight,” Sydney Noh, a former Fixer Upper associate producer, previously told Closer. “Their ability to know when it’s time to step out and move into a new part of their lives is a testament to what amazing people they are.”