Last month, Chip and Joanna Gaines announced that they would be ending their hit TV show “Fixer Upper” after its fifth season. They said the decision came because they needed to “catch our breath for a moment.”
The couple explained, “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."
Of course, people didn’t take their announcement at face value. Rumors have recently been swirling that they ended the show because they were worried about their safety and the safety of their family, reported People.
A representative for the couple has shut down that rumor. The rep said the could aren’t worried about their safety.
“Chip and Jo’s decision to leave Fixer Upper is truly just based on wanting to catch their breath for a minute; to rest, refresh, and spend even more time with their family and growing businesses,” said the rep.
“It is not based on concerns for their family’s safety or anything else people might read,” continued their representative. “They were very open and honest about their reasoning behind this decision when they first shared the announcement.”
Chip and Joanna have dealt with rumors since their show hit it big. When they announced their decision to end the show, it almost sounded like another fake news story.
Earlier this year, there were also ridiculous rumors that Joanna was leaving the show to start a skincare line. The fake news story was posted on a website that looked like people.
Twice during the Spring and Summer of 2017, Joanna had to address the fake skin cream rumors. In both April and July she spoke out against the fake skin cream, and she told people not to buy the “scam” cream bearing her name.
“At this point in our career we can honestly say, we’ve heard it all—from reports of us moving our family to Vegas to us having more or less children than we actually have,” wrote Joanna on her blog in April. “So remember, you can’t believe everything you read.”
It will be sad to “Fixer Upper” go, but it’s important for them to focus on their family. The family should always come first, and the Gaineses obviously believe that.
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