Even before Fixer Upper aired on HGTV for the first time in May 2013, Chip and Joanna Gaines were doing what they do best: finding the worst homes in the best neighborhood and turning them into their clients’ dream homes.
The Gaines managed their business around the Waco, Texas area, where they call home. Now, after five seasons of their television series, Chip and Joanna are sharing photos of their own home on their farm in Waco. Is it what you expected?
They Met at Joanna’s Father’s Tire Shop
Chip and Joanna Gaines met in 2001 in Waco, Texas. While Chip was working odd jobs, Joanna was working at her father’s tire shop and gaining local celebrity status for appearing in the company’s commercials and ads.
One day, Chip walked into Joanna’s father’s tire shop and the two started talking. Chip took down her phone number but waited for weeks before calling Joanna. Finally, he called, and the two began dating. As it turns out, he had a bet going with his friends to see who could wait for the longest before they called a girl. They married in 2003.