Fixer Upper, the hugely popular home renovation TV show that Chip and Joanna Gaines launched in 2013, was canceled in late September 2017.
In a post, the pair declared that season 5 of Fixer Upper would be their last. We share the news that season 5 will be our final episode with both sadness and expectation, they wrote.
It hasn’t always been easy to accept, even though we are certain that this is the best choice for us. Together with your family, we have grown up, and we have felt your support from the other side of the television. How difficult it must be to say goodbye to the same thing that first brought us all together. “.
We have some reservations about Chip and Joanna’s ability to maintain their cute, conventional marriage despite their claims that they want to settle down and spend more time with their kids.
They may be having issues together, but there is a lot of drama going on in their personal lives as well, which could easily cause them to clash. Here’s why Chip and Joanna’s union and empire worry us.
Fraud claims are made against Chip.
In April 2017, KWTX obtained a lawsuit in which Chip was accused of fraud. His former colleagues in business, John L., filed the lawsuit. Leo and Richard L. Before Chip and Joanna revealed they would be receiving a TV program, Clark claims Chip convinced his partners to sell their Magnolia Realty stock.
Despite their long-standing friendship, the lawsuit alleges that Chip Gaines planned to have his business partners fired in order to ensure that he alone would profit from Magnolia Realty’s association with Fixer Upper.
The lawsuit asserts that this happened “at a time when only the Defendants knew that Fixer Upper had been fast-tracked for a one-hour premiere on HGTV and was on the verge of radically changing their lives and business enterprises.”.
Both monetary damages of more than $1 million and non-financial compensation are sought in the lawsuit. Additionally, it alleges that Chip used texts to intimidate Clark and Lewis.
However, he disputes the charges.
Before Lewis and Clark filed a lawsuit against him, Chip vehemently denied that they had contacted him about their Magnolia Realty shares. By the way, I’ve had the same cell phone number for 15 years and the same email address for 20 years. Four years later, ‘friends’ contact you via lawsuit because no one returned your call or your email. Humm,” the user tweeted.
According to Chip’s attorney, “We are confident that these claims will be found to be meritless,” Chip told Fox News. It is disappointing to witness attempts to capitalize on Chip and Joanna Gaines’ labor of love and success. “.
However, Radar Online quotes Lewis and Clark’s attorney as saying, “They did contact him. There were discussions between attorneys after Chip gave it to his lawyer. In Texas, these allegations have a four-year statute of limitations. The case was lost if it wasn’t filed. “.
We’ve made an effort to settle it quickly, the attorney said. However, both parties need to be there in order to reach a deal. We’ll file a lawsuit, hold a trial, take it to court, and let the judge decide since they don’t seem willing to sit down and negotiate.
Of being homophobic, they were charged.
Chip and Joanna go to the Antioch Community Church, a controversial LGBT conversion therapy center that strongly opposes same-sex unions. In contrast to House Hunters or The Property Brothers, the article made note of the fact that same-sex couples were never featured on Fixer Upper. As a result of the article, the couple and the show received a barrage of criticism.
We don’t discriminate against members of the LGBT community in any of our shows, HGTV insisted in response to the homophobia allegations in a statement to BuzzFeed. HGTV takes pride in the fact that its shows frequently include characters from various walks of life. “.
Before expressing his opinions, Chip defended the author of the BuzzFeed article as well as a Cosmopolitan editor who picked up the story from conservatives who harassed the journalists after the story went viral. In a tweet, Chip pleaded with the public to respect @ginamei and @KateAurthur regardless of whether we choose to speak out against all this nonsense or not. “.
but rejected it.
In response to the BuzzFeed article, Chip wrote on his blog, “In my lifetime, I can’t recall humanity being more split. There are a lot of people who are sad, scared, and angry, and we hear soundbites that seem to be driven by condemnation, fear, and even hatred.
This is our home, and Jo and I will not be forced to use our power in a way that worsens the suffering of the world. A divided family cannot survive
… If there is any chance for all of us to move forward, heal, and evolve, we must learn to treat those who are different from us with respect and love. “.
He continued, “Joanna and I have personal convictions. One of them is the fact that we are worried about you just because you are a human being and our neighbor on Earth. Regardless of your skin tone, financial status, political leanings, sexual preference, gender identity, nationality, or place of worship, we already support you. “.
“Jo and I both want to live strong and courageous lives for ourselves and for you. Nevertheless, words have a way of cutting deep, and nothing hurts more than when someone misunderstands what you mean. I want to be mistaken if I misinterpret someone and turn out to be wrong because I had the best of intentions. When it comes down to it, I would rather be loving than accurate. “.
Joanna’s views on homosexuality have remained a secret as of the time of this writing.
They disagree on having more children.
Another thing that might cause Joanna and Chip to split up or at the very least cause conflict in their marriage is their different perspectives on how families should grow. Ella and Emmie Kay are their daughters, and Drake and Duke are their sons.
Joanna said during an AOL Build Series lecture in October 2016, “I’m trying to talk him into another child.”.
In June 2017, Joanna added, “I would love another baby—or twins! ‘Mom, can you have another baby?’ is a question my children frequently ask me. Chip, however, thinks we’re done. “.
Daughter Emmie never really wanted a younger sibling, but now she’s like, “Okay,” the author continued. “I’m looking for a sibling. I therefore think that might be an indication. “.
I think that’s a sign that Emmie has gone crazy, Chip said in jest. “.
In their final goodbye to Fixer Upper video, Chip makes an appearance in his warm and jovial usual form. Joanna exudes an uneasy air; she frequently appears to be on the verge of tears or struggling to control an eye roll.
While the video is playing, he grinned continuously. Observe how they are seated even though they are sitting close to one another and holding hands. According to experts in body language, if Joanna’s legs are turned away from Chip, it shows that she is withdrawing and indifferent to (or unattracted to) him.