Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stars of the hit HGTV reality series Fixer Upper, are currently with child. It's their fifth baby, and they've just revealed the sex. As seen on Twitter yesterday, Chip Gaines announced the exciting baby news with the help of his new friend, Gage. And, drum roll, please... it's a boy!
The Twitter reveal comes shortly after Joanna Gaines was seen sporting the baby bump during the Tim Tebow Foundation Celebrity Weekend this past Sunday. The parents haven't kept shy about their upcoming baby either. Chip Gaines first announced the pregnancy on his Instagram back in January.
Joanna and Chip Gaines are also the mother and father of 12-year-old Drake, 11-year-old Ella, 9-year-old Duke and 7-year-old Emmie. As noted in the clip above, all the daughters have names beginning with the letter "E," while the names of all the boys all begin with "D." With son number three on the way, Chip and Joanna will have to rake their brains to determine a "D" name for their newest child. Might we suggest Dominic? Or Dylan? Or Demetri?
We're certain they'll figure out in due (date) time. After all, they still have several more months to go. While another baby was in the cards for Joanna Gaines from the get-go, it took Chip time to mentally prepare for their fifth arrival. As noted by Joanna last year, Chip wasn't exactly on the same page at first. Joanna noted that she would "love to have another baby -- or twins!" But Chip thought they were "done." It seems Joanna turned her husband around on the idea, and it's only going to be a matter of months before the reality TV couple brings their fifth child into their well-decorated home.
This baby update comes shortly before they're set to call it quits on Fixer Upper. As it was reported in September, the ongoing fifth season of the HGTV reality program is set to be the last, for reasons that aren't entirely clear. Speculation suggests it's either to focus on raising their family (it's growing, after all) or related to a dispute the reality TV stars had with the network over showcasing their Magnolia Market line of products on their show. While there were rumors that believed it was ending because Chip and Joanna Gaines were splitting up, that's definitely not the case -- as you can see here.
While the popular series is soon set to end, Chip and Joanna Gaines are not staying too far away from the cameras. They also have their own spin-off series, Fixer Upper: Behind the Design, coming up, which is a new half-hour program showcasing how Joanna comes up with the designs seen in their original series. The newest reality TV series with the Gaines is expected to premiere later this spring. That should hopefully tide their fans over for now.
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