Is there trouble in shiplap paradise for Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines?
Not if you ask Chip, who addressed alleged speculation that the power couple behind Fixer Upper is heading toward a divorce. Gaines responded to a Twitter user who expressed feeling “sick” over rumors that Chip and Jo’s relationship is on the fritz, tweeting, “Won’t ever happen.. you can take that to the bank! #loveOfMyLife”
The reigning king and queen of home improvement have been married since 2003 and share four children together, ages 6-11. Their mega-hit HGTV show is now in its fourth season and consistently ranks as one of the network’s most-viewed programs.
So what’s their secret to a happy marriage both on and offscreen?
“Jo and I really have created boundaries to some extent for one another and it just helps us both flourish,” he explained. “I am her biggest cheerleader when it comes to the things that she’s rocking and rolling in and vice versa in my category. Just encourage one another’s strengths and not be so particular that you constantly butt heads over it.”
And that’s not to say the couple has navigated life in the spotlight without controversy. In April, Chip was sued by his former Magnolia Real Estate partners for more than $1 million, claims he and his legal team called “meritless.”
“At this point in our career we can honestly say, we’ve heard it all—from reports of us moving our family to Vegas to us having more or less children than we actually have,” she said. “So remember, you can’t believe everything you read.”
Noted, Gaines family.