The fifth season of “Fixer Upper” will be their last
In sad news for the shiplap-obsessed, HGTV’s powerhouse couple Chip and Joanna Gaines announced that they’ll end their incredibly popular show, “Fixer Upper,” after it’s fifth season, which starts airing this November.
Now let’s all huddle around my farmhouse dining room table and chant “Today is a good day for a good day” over and over. We’ll get through this together, y’all.
Our pals Chip and JoJo took to their blog and Twitter early today to break our freaking hearts.
— Chip Gaines (@chippergaines) September 26, 2017
“It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last,” they wrote on their blog. “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.”
UGH, we get it, we do, but we’re still super bummed. The Waco, Texas couple has been in our lives and living rooms since 2013, endearing us all to their adorable personalities and love for distressed furniture, but the reasoning behind their choice is one any parent will understand and respect.
“Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger. This has nothing to do with a fraudulent skincare line or anything else you’ll inevitably read. This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment,” they wrote. “Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.”
That love and attention will be primarily focused on their four kids, ranging in age from seven to 12. Joanna tells People, “They’re so young, and we want to give them the chance to have a normal childhood. Family is the most important thing in the world.”
And because they probably sensed our inevitable devastation, they ended their blog post on a hopeful and exciting note. “Though our Fixer Upper chapter is coming to a close, we aren’t done with Waco. We aren’t done renovating homes. We aren’t done designing things to make your home your favorite place on earth. We aren’t done working towards restoration in all things or helping out those who could use a hand. In fact, in all of these of things, we are just getting started.”
It sounds like the couple is doing the right thing for their family, but I’m still going to need a moment behind my master suite barn door slider to sob into my Magnolia Homes throw pillows until I come to terms with this upsetting news.