It's official — everyone's favorite HGTV show, Fixer Upper, is ending after five seasons on the air. So what will Chip and Joanna Gaines do after Fixer Upper ends? They're saying goodbye to the show that arguably made them famous on an international level, but they must have a plan to continue the construction and decorating work that they love, right?
Chip and Joanna are ending their hit HGTV show after a very successful run, in a move that is sure to totally shock their fans, according to PEOPLE. The couple released a statement about the cancelation on their blog on Tuesday, which began:
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. 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.
It sounds like the decision was a tough one for the Gaineses, but ultimately, they have decided it's what's best for them, and that's what is most important.
The couple went on to reassure everyone that there is nothing nefarious behind the decision to end Fixer Upper. The decision has nothing to do with family issues, or with any bad business decisions. Further down, the blog post announcement continued:
Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger. This has nothing to do with a fraudulent skincare line or anything else you’ll inevitably read. This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment.
Which is certainly fair. As of May 2016, their company, Magnolia Homes, had already remodeled more than 100 houses, according to ET Online. That's obviously a lot of work, and it might just be that Chip and Joanna are taking a step back from going full speed ahead with their renovation work, which could impact the number of projects they could reasonably present on a major home renovation show like Fixer Upper.
So what will the couple do next? For starters, they could continue their television careers with a less demanding show that doesn't involve the intense deadlines that Fixer Upper does. With that show, Chip and Joanna have to finish 16 houses a season, according to The Dallas Morning News. Could a more relaxed home renovation show be in their future?
The blog post on Magnolia Market actually hints at what the Gaineses could do to fill their time when Fixer Upper ends. At the very least, they will be continuing the work that they love — renovating and designing homes. The blog post continued:
Though our Fixer Upper chapter is coming to a close, we aren’t done with Waco. We aren’t done renovating homes. We aren’t done designing things to make your home your favorite place on earth. We aren’t done working towards restoration in all things or helping out those who could use a hand. In fact, in all of these of things, we are just getting started.
In addition to all of that, Chip and Joanna are working in partnership with Target to launch Hearth & Hand with Magnolia, a home and lifestyle brand, in November, according to Refinery 29. It will reportedly be "an extensive collection," with more than 300 different selections for fans of the couple and regular Target shoppers to choose from. Even if the couple was only going to focus on that, it would keep them busy.
And the truth is, Chip and Joanna may be still working out exactly what they are going to do next themselves. The blog post also read:
Who knows what the future holds, but we’re excited for whatever is around the bend and in the meantime, we will definitely be staying in touch.
So they may have a lot of ideas and some potential projects, but could still be working out exactly what life after Fixer Upper will look like. And that's OK. Their fans will likely still follow the creative couple, no matter what they end up doing next.
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