The hosts of HGTV's Fixer Upper have a devoted fan base, and Chip and Joanna Gaines show their love for them by sharing parts of their home life with the world on social media. The Gaines have four children: Emmie, 6, Duke, 8, Ella, 9, and Drake, 11. The kids sometimes pop in on the show as unintentional guests, but other than that they remain largely out of the spotlight. However, Chip and Joanna Gaines' quotes about parenting in their various interviews demonstrate just how tight the family is.
Although they already have four children, last year Joanna expressed an interest in having another child. She told The Today Show, "I'm trying to talk [Chip] into another child. But he's not interested." Don't worry, everyone was smiling as Chip chanted, "Num-ber FIVE!" as his wife spoke.
Because of that interview, rumors quickly spread that they were pregnant or that there was marital discord. So Joanna wrote a blog post to clear things up, encouraging fans to simply stick to the Gaines' social media accounts for updates on the fam. She wrote:
Take it from Joanna — or rather, from her own words and those of her husband: These two may be wrestling with the rumor mill on a regular basis, but they definitely have a lot to say about their kids themselves.
On How To Balance Work & Kids
In a blog post back in April, Joanna wrote of her children,
The Early Years Are Tough
In a Mother's Day blog post this year, Joanna wrote of her days as a stay at home mom,
Hard Work Pays Off
In a post for Motherly this year, Joanna wrote,
They Try To Keep Things Normal
Joanna told People last year, of the couple's efforts to keep their kids grounded, despite their fame,
It's Not All About The Kids
The Gaines make sure they have a weekly date night, even with their busy schedules.
“We really enjoy the problem solving, but there comes a point when we need to focus on us," Joanna told Billy Graham on his radio show. "We have the weekly date nights where we try our hardest not to talk business."
Clearly, the Gaines' parenting quotes show that they really seem to have their work-family balance figured out. Things aren't perfect, but they're taking everything in stride — and that's what really counts.