About a week ago we shared with you the news that HGTV’s ‘Fixer Upper’ is coming to an end after its upcoming fifth season.
While Chip and Joanna Gaines addressed the departure as something the decided to do for their family, it has now been revealed that they’re stepping away from the show amid security concerns for their family.
“People drive by and like to take pictures in front of their house,” the anonymous informant said. “I think they just want to take a step back from it.”
The Gaines family announced the decision to end their wildly popular HGTV series after the upcoming season on their Magnolia Market blog on Sept. 26.
The pair revealed plans for the future, telling fans they intend “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.”
“Fixer Upper” stars Chip and Joanna went on to say that the decision was spurned by “us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment.”
Their businesses have grown tremendously since 2003, when they opened Magnolia Market as a small retail store. After welcoming their first two kids, Drake, 12, and Ella, 10, Chip and Joanna shifted their focus to their construction business, Magnolia Homes.
The burgeoning company, and its dynamic owners, caught the eyes of HGTV executives and the rest, as they say, was history.
Two kids and a number of years later, the Gaines empire continues to grow.
Magnolia Market has since moved into a 20,000-square-foot barn, which includes food trucks and a bakery, written two books, launched a quarterly publication and they’re not stopping there.
In June Chip and Joanna announced plans to open Magnolia Table, a restaurant, by the end of 2017.
We definitely understand family taking priority over fame. Wish Chip & Jo the best.