- Chip Gaines is an entrepreneur and reality television star from the United States.
- Gaines is best known for co-starring with his wife, Joanna Gaines, on the hit HGTV show Fixer Upper (2013-2018).
- He began his professional real estate career after meeting his wife Joanna in the early 2000s.
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Who is Chip Gaines?
Chip Gaines is an entrepreneur and reality television star from the United States. Gaines is best known for co-starring with his wife, Joanna Gaines, on the hit HGTV show Fixer Upper (2013-2018).
Gaines began his professional real estate career after meeting his wife Joanna in the early 2000s. Before becoming TV stars, the Gaines brothers flipped and repaired dozens of residences.
Gaines, Chip Childhood, Parents, and Siblings
Gaines was born in 1974 in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
Details regarding his parents and relatives are still unknown.
Gaines has a younger sister, Shannon Gaines.
Chip moved to Colleyville, Texas with his family when he was eight years old.
He spent the majority of his boyhood on his grandfather’s ranch in Texas.
Chip Gaines relocated to Texas while he was in third grade.
He received his main education at Grapevine High School.
Chip enjoyed basketball in high school, but he stopped playing when he became too preoccupied with his studies and work.
Later, he attended the Hankamer School of Business at Baylor University.
Chip earned a Marketing degree in 1998.
Gaines played baseball for the collegiate squad his freshman year but was dropped his sophomore year.
Chip began his business while in college.
Gaines began minor enterprises while in college.
He was renowned as a serial entrepreneur at the time,
having founded a few tiny but profitable enterprises such as a fireworks shop and prepaid laundry service,
Green and Gold Wash and Fold.
Meanwhile, Joanna Gaines had opened Magnolia Homes, a home accessories company.
After their marriage, the husband and wife developed their business by remodeling and fixing up houses.
The pair quickly got into real estate and refurbished multiple residences across the United States, notably in Waco, Texas.
HGTV Show Launched Her Career The Fixer Upper
Chip and Joanna Gaines had been in the real estate business for about a
decade before HGTV approached them about a TV show called Fixer Upper.
Fixer Upper is a house design and renovation reality television show in the United States.
The show debuted on HGTV on May 23, 2013.
Here’s a small clip from their previous TV show, Fixer Upper:
It ran for five seasons before the husband and wife called it quits in 2017.
Its final episode aired on April 3, 2018.
Chip Gaines’ Married Life With Joanna Gaines
Other than his wife Joanna Gaines, the former Fixer-Upper celebrity
has never been linked with another woman.
The pair has been married for over a decade and a half.
Chip, in fact, fell in love with Joanna before they ever met in person.
In 2001, Chip came across a photograph of Joanna at her father’s automotive business in Waco, Texas.
It was at this point that Chip realized she was the one for him.
Their Love Story: From First Meeting to Wedding
On another occasion, Chip went to the shop to have his car’s brakes repaired while Joanna was at work in the office.
It was their first meeting.
Chip’s personality instantly captivated Joanna.
They became friends and stayed in touch before going on their first date at a Waco restaurant.
On their first date, they ate fried chicken on the restaurant’s porch.
They waited weeks before going on their second date.
They became serious after that and began spending a lot of quality time together.
got engaged after about a year.
Chip proposed to Joanna on one knee in a retail center near his parents’ hometown.
He later took Joanna to a jewelry store so she could choose an engagement ring.
Chip and Joanna Gaines married on May 31, 2003, at the Earle Harrison House in Waco.
Chip and Joanna traveled to New York for their honeymoon shortly after their wedding and stayed at the Drake Hotel.
What are the names of Chip and Joanna Gaines’ five children?
Chip and Joanna Gaines are the parents of five children.
On May 4, 2004, over a year after their wedding, they welcomed their first child, a son named Drake Gaines (16).
On October 23, 2006, they welcomed their second child, a daughter named Ella Rose Gaines.
Duke Gaines, Chip, and Joanna Gaines’ third child was born on May 23, 2008.
On February 1, 2010, they welcomed their second daughter, Emmie Kay Gaines, two years later.
On June 23, 2018, Chip and Joanna Gaines welcomed their fifth child, a son Crew Gaines,
more than eight years after the birth of their fourth child.
How Much Money Is Chip Gaines Worth?
Chip Gaines’ net worth is expected to be $10 million in 2020 by Celebrity Net Worth.
Chip and his wife Joanna have a combined net worth of $20 million.