Chip and Joanna Gaines, the popular “Fixer Upper” stars, were featured on the cover of People Magazine recently and took the opportunity to set the record straight over rumors they are having another child.
Although they agreed they’d be “really excited” to get pregnant, they’re currently not interested in expanding their family of six. Currently, they have four children: Drake, 12, Ella, 10, Duke, 9, and Emmie Kay, 7.
“I wish!” Joanna told People Magazine when asked what she thought of having more. “I would love to have another baby, but I think Uncle Chucky is tired. I would love to have another baby – or twins! The kids are always asking me, ‘Mom, can you have another baby?’ But Chip thinks we’re done.”
Chip noted that at one time, he was considered the more daring of the two. But times have changed. “I used to be the risk taker. Jo has completely lost her mind. … I thought I’d always want more babies, you know, the more the merrier. After four, I was like, ‘I’m merry enough.’”
Jo added that while she’d love to have another child, her various duties including “farm, tons of animals, the babies, all the businesses” make it almost certain that they are finished having children, according to The Gospel Herald.
The Gaines’ business ventures are extensive. In addition to hosting and running the highest-rated show in HGTV history (“Fixer Upper”), they also direct the retail compound Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas, which, according to The Gospel Herald, draws up to 40,000 visitors every week. They also direct a paint, rug, wallpaper and furniture line.
In addition, they run a real estate company, a quarterly magazine, a luxury vacation rental, ad a soon-to-open restaurant. They’ve even penned a New York Times best-selling book, with a second in development: Capital Gaines: Smart Stuff I learned Doing Stupid Stuff.
Despite the busyness of their life, the Christian couple maintain that their priority has always been their marriage. They still maintain a Tuesday night date night – time just for them to connect. They also spend time on the front porch together in the morning before the kids wake up.
“Jo and I both made a commitment pretty early on that the two of us are the most important variable. If we can figure out how to be right as a couple, then obviously we have a lot better opportunity to be right for our kids.”
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