Are the husband-wife splitting up following their divorce rumors in 2017? Or is their marriage & family excellent than ever?

Joanna Gaines and her husband Chip Gaines are the Bonnie and Clyde of House renovations. Partners in real life for more than 15 years, the couple were also the partners in crime for HGTV’s one of the most popular show called Fixer Upper, a show for home designing and renovation enthusiasts based on Waco Texas.  

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The partnership, however, came to be crashing down as the rumor of their divorce spread like wildfire on the internet in 2017. 

But how much truth the rumors carried? Find out about the answers to the above questions and more, in these riveting wikis, revealing her bio, her love story with Chip, and their divorce talks. Also know more about the scandals concerning their show, Fixer Upper

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1. Joanna Gaines' Bio: Age, Ethnicity, Nationality

Born on 19 April 1978, in Kansas, Texas, Joanna, age 40, possesses American nationality. She comes from a mixed ethnicity with her roots tracing back to Lebanese, German and Korean.  

Gaines grew up in Texas. She graduated from Baylor University with a degree in communications.

2. Joanna Met Her Husband, Chip Attended The Same University

Both Joanna and Chip graduated from Baylor University, but three years apart. Chip graduated in 1998 with a marketing degree whereas Joanna graduated in 2001.

Having never met at college, they met for the first time in Waco when Chip took his vehicle for inspection at an auto shop called Jerry Stevens Firestone. Although he had been a loyal customer of that store for some time, it was the first time he saw Joanna working at the shop.

Afterward, the two sat outside the auto shop and talked for 30 minutes. The following day, Chip called Joanna and asked her out. They started dating in 2001.

3. Joanna Got Engaged With Chip in 2002

After dating and falling in love with one another, Chip proposed to Joanna in 2002.

On the day he proposed to Joanna, he told her that they were going to a private concert four hours away from Waco. But he surprised her as he took her to a shopping center in the neighborhood where his parents grew up and got down on one knee.

After she said 'Yes,' Chip took Joanna to a jewelry store to let her design her own engagement ring.

4. Joanna & Husband Chip First Thought Calls To Start Fixer Upper Hoax

About a year later after getting engaged, Joanna got married to Chip in the Earle Harrison House in Waco, Texas, on May 31, 2003. 

After their honeymoon, Joanna ventured alongside her husband in a career of house decoration. Then the two flipped and moved into their new home in Waco. Soon after moving into their new home, the redesign enthusiast couple started their first redesigning store, Magnolia Market. 

 As their business thrived, Joana also started blogging about redesigns to satisfy the demands of sit-at-home enthusiasts. As her website reached more users, she was approached in 2013 by HGTV producers to start their own show.  

Unable to believe that the call was true, Joana's husband classified the call as a hoax, however, she believed there was a bit of truth in it and approached the producers. And the rest is history. 

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5. Fixer Upper's Pilot Aired In 2013

After making sure that the show was for real, the husband-wife duo's pilot of the show Fixer Upper aired in 2013. The show that featured turning out old and abandoned homes into a new like livable abode turned out to be a huge hit and was picked up by HGTV to be a regular in the network. 

Over the course of the show based in Waco, Texas, the celebrity restoration couple has restored numerous abandoned homes into shiny residential places. The couple's show, however, has not been far from controversy as they have regularly featured in news for various reasons.

6. Joanna & Chip Gaines Sued By Former Biz Partner Concerning The Show, Fixer Upper

The most high profile claims came from their business partners who helped them open up the Magnolia market.

Joanna and Chip were sued by their former business partners who alleged that the Gaineses had persuaded them to sell their interest in Magnolia Realty to them for $2,500 each without disclosing their plans about the development of the reality television show, Fixer Upper.

His attorney, Jordan Mayfield, told CBS’s network KWTX-TV, in Waco, Texas, “We are confident that these claims will be found to be meritless, and it is disappointing to see people try to take advantage of the hard work and success of Chip and Joanna Gaines."

The claims were later brushed off by authorities as baseless. 

7. Fixer Upper Ends & Its Spin-off Begins

When the fifth season of the show was yet to be aired in 2017, the couple announced that it would be the last season of the show. The fifth and final season of Fixer Upper premiered on 21 November 2017. 

However, to all their fans who met the decision to announce the closure of the show wit derision, Chip and Joanna Gaines had a good news. They announced that despite shelving the plans of a new season of the show, they were coming up with a new show, a Fixer Upper spin-off series entitled Fixer Upper: Behind the Design. The spin-off to the original Fixer Upper premiered on 10 April 2018.

8. Did Joanna File For Divorce From Her Husband Chip?

In 2017, Joanna and Chip’s marriage was supposedly in a crisis, according to various reports. Various wiki sites had been reporting that Joana and her husband had decided to separate and had even filed for a divorce. 

However, the couple put on a united display to kill off those rumors. On 14 September 2017, they sat down with E Online and responded to the divorce stories with a resounding “no” from both partners. Not just that, they also reiterated their wedding vows and sang hymns from the same sheet claiming that the couple were focused on raising their five children and had no time to respond to the baseless rumors. 

9. Joanna Celebrates Fifteen Years Anniversary

And amidst the reports of divorce, the couple celebrated hitting a new landmark in 2018.  On 1 June 2018, Joanna and her husband celebrated a massive fifteen years of marriage.

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Wedding Milestone: Joanna and her husband, Chip Gaines celebrate fifteen years of married life together on 1 July 2018 with a throwback photo (Photo: Joanna Gaines' Instagram)

In those fifteen years, the husband-wife duo has welcomed five children named Drake, Ella, Duke, Emmie, and Crew.