It was unexpected even to them.
Earlier Thursday, E! News ran with reports about Chip and Joanna Gaines that made it seem like they were truly starting a new chapter of their lives. They reported that in addition to ending their hit show, they are also saying goodbye to their family home.
“The Fixer Upper stars have sold their Texas farmhouse famously featured throughout the series,” confirmed E! News.
According to documents that E! obtained, the Gaines sold their home to another couple. They apparently sold their home on October 5th. This news comes exactly one month after they announced the end of their show.
However, now People is reporting that the rumors are false.
“Any report that Chip and Joanna have sold their farmhouse is completely untrue. They have not sold their home and they do not have any plans to do so,” Magnolia spokesperson Brock Murphy told People.
However, there were legal documents filed in relation to the 1895 farmhouse that sits on 40 acres of land. This seems to explain the confusion.
"The Gaines recently moved their property line to match their fence line—this is not uncommon and is a matter of public record—which is likely what triggered this false report," explained their spokesperson.
In September, the couple announced, “It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last. 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.”
They added in the blog post, “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."
Chip and Joanna purchased the house back in 2012, and they spent 18 months renovating it. By the time they were done, it was quite the dream home.
"After living in nine different homes, we were ready to settle on some land and stay a while," Joanna wrote on their blog. "Living on a farm has always been a dream of ours, and we were excited when it finally became a reality."
In October 2017, Chip spoke to People about their beloved home.
“This place has been a real sanctuary for us,” said Chip. “Every now and then we think about what it would be like to be back in a typical neighborhood.”
However, "with five dogs, a handful of cats, cows, horses, chickens and goats, the couple seem settled on their rural homestead," said People.
In other news, detectives just made an amazing discovery. They found a woman who disappeared all the way back in 1975.