Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines deny report they've sold their family farmhouse
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 10/26/2017
Chip Gaines and wife Joanna Gaines have denied reports they sold their family farmhouse near Waco, TX.
"Any report that Chip and Joanna have sold their farmhouse is completely untrue," the Fixer Upper couple's representative toldUs Weekly.
"They have not sold their home and they do not have any plans to do so. The Gaines recently moved their property line to match their fence line -- this is not uncommon and is a matter of public record -- which is likely what triggered this false report."
The "false report" is a Thursday report by The Blast, which claimed Chip and Joanna handed over the deed for their beloved six-bedroom and two-bathroom home just one month after announcing in late September their popular HGTV reality series will end after Season 5.
The Blast reported that Chip, 42, and Joanna, 39, sold the property to another couple on October 5 for an undisclosed amount.
The 2,729-square-foot farmhouse, which Chip and Joanna had purchased in early 2012, has been featured in nearly every episode of Fixer Upper.
The couple, however, didn't actually move into the house until October 2013 because they spent about a year-and-a-half doing renovations.
"We are finally in and settled and it is home sweet home for us," Joanna wrote in an April 2014 blog post. "We are loving farm life and all the animals that call it their home too. It's been quite an adventure!"
Chip and Joanna's decision to put the lid on Fixer Upper came as a huge surprise to their loyal fans and prompted speculation their marriage is in trouble.
But Chip denied rumors of trouble in paradise during a recent interview on the Today show with Joanna sitting by his side.
"People in our inner circle, I tell them we're as healthy as we've ever been," the Capital Gaines author said on October 17. "I just didn't want to keep pushing [the show] to the fullest extent. We're really thankful that we had the opportunity to step back and take a break."
Chip and Joanna are parents of four children: Drake, 12, Ella, 11, Duke, 9, and Emmie, 7.