Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines from 'Fixer Upper' announce they're expecting fifth child
By Elizabeth Kwiatkowski, 01/03/2018
Chip Gaines and wife Joanna Gaines are expecting another baby!
Chip, 43, announced Joanna's pregnancy through a series of hints on Twitter as a new Fixer Upper episode aired Tuesday night on HGTV.
"Everyone tune in now for tonight's #FixerUpper! We've got some BIG news to share.. hint #1," Chip captioned a video which showed the couple chanting "number five" and Chip joking about how Joanna was suddenly craving pickles and ice cream.
Chip then tweeted, "Hint #2. Airing as we tweet #fixerUpper."
And last but not least, Chip wrote on his Twitter account, "Hint #3 You might recall a few months back.. the ever amazing, ever romantic @JOHNNYSWIM was in Waco. And they put on a little too romantic of a concert.. anyways, one thing led to another, & we are officially pregnant. And I could not be more EXCITED! #5 #7ThePerfectNumber."
The adorable home-renovating team from Texas are already parents of four children -- daughters Ella and Emmie as well as sons Drake and Duke.
Following his Twitter posts, Chip shared a sweet photo on Instagram of Joanna and himself in which they were both wearing gray shirts and Joanna's baby bump was visible. Chip also stuffed his T-shirt to make it appear he's pregnant as well.
"Gaines party of 7," Chip captioned the funny image. "(If you're still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT) @joannagaines."
On Wednesday, Joanna, 39, shared a sonogram picture with her own followers on Instagram.
"Chip swears he can already tell it's a boy," Joanna wrote. "Look at the little heartbeat!! #5"
Chip and Joanna announced in September 2017 that Fixer Upper's current fifth season -- which premiered in late November -- would be its last. The pair have been starring on the series since the series debuted with a pilot in May 2013 and began airing its first full season in April 2014.
During press interviews about their shocking decision, Chip said he was missing spontaneity in his career while Joanna felt time with their growing children was slipping away too quickly. The couple had insisted, however, their marriage was not on the rocks.
When talking to ABC News in early November about why they pulled the plug on their popular HGTV reality show, Chip said with a smile, "We had four babies right before the show started and then we've had zero babies since the show started. For me, I'm really excited to go back and try to maybe make some more babies."
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But Joanna didn't seem to be on the same page, blurting out a "maybe" after Chip made those comments and saying they had "different answers" for why Fixer Upper is ending. About The Author:Elizabeth Kwiatkowski
Elizabeth Kwiatkowski is Associate Editor of Reality TV World and has been covering the reality TV genre for more than a decade.