Joanna Gaines was born in Kansas. She was raised in Texas. Her mother was Korean and her father was half German and half Lebanese. Before she was known, she graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Communications. Joanna Gaines met her husband Chip, who she had similar construction and design interests with, and together started their own show, Fixer Upper (2013). In 2017 she announced that she was leaving the show. She and her husband own a construction/design company named Magnolia Homes, a discount store, Magnolia Market, and most recently Magnolia Table, a breakfast restaurant that also sells lunch and dinner.
Joanna Gaines is a well-known personality for the “Fixer Upper” TV program of HGTV’s in which she hosts the show along with her husband, Chip Gaines. Apart from this, Joanna is a co-founder, co-owner, and chief designer of “Magnolia Homes” and has her showroom in Texas.
“Fixer-upper” is a reality show, featuring home design and its renovation. In this show, the couple would start by showing a set of three potential homes available in central Texas for buying to a respective family/ couple (client) and then suggest the required repair and renovation for the homes.
Once the client decides about which home they want to buy, the couple (Joanna Gaines with her husband) would go ahead and re-furnishing it as per the requirements of the client.
In this work, Joanna acts as a Designer whereas her Husband Chip acts as the lead contractor. The show is based out of Texas, US, and has become a sensation in very little time, drawing recognition to both of them.
This show has made Joanna a very famous household name and most of her fans draw a big inspiration from her “rather die-hard nature”. Joanna is a mother of five and it is such a surprise for the whole world, how beautifully she can balance between her motherhood (personal life) and this demanding professional life.
Joanna Gaines Family:
Joanna’s parents, Jerry and Nan Stevens, actually met in Seoul, Korea, while her dad was serving overseas during Vietnam, according to the Gaineses’ book, The Magnolia Story. Jerry and Nan fell in love over letters, Nan came to America, and the two married.
While Jerry had been raised Catholic, Nan was raised Buddhist Korean. Despite their different upbringings, the couple bonded over their faith, “memorizing Scripture together each day,” Joanna revealed in the memoir.
Joanna Gaines’ husband:
Chip Gaines and Joanna have been married for 18 years, and in that time, they’ve worked hard to become successful enough to be a household name. The husband-and-wife home improvement duo started out with their wildly successful Fixer Upper series on HGTV and then turned that into an entire home improvement empire complete with a business complex in Waco, Texas, multiple books, a Target home accessories line, and their very own entertainment network. On top of all of that, they’ve also managed to parent five children as well.
No wonder their love story is so fascinating! Here’s a look at how they met and everything they’ve gone through together since then.
Chip and Joanna first met inside an auto shop.
Joanna’s father, a Vietnam War vet and Firestone Tire salesman, employed his post-grad daughter in his auto shop, helping run the marketing side of the business. She even got her first TV gig, starring in commercials for the family store, while working there! Chip walked in to get his car fixed and stumbled on a photo of the 23-year-old Joanna hanging on the wall. “I knew I’d marry her one day just by the picture on the wall,” Chip told Popsugar.
Chip kept returning to the shop with new excuses and fresh repairs, hoping to bump into his future wife. He finally ran into Joanna in 2001, landing a first date by complimenting her on her car commercials.
Chip and Joanna married in 2003:
Once Jo had joined Chip’s business full time, she saw the full potential of life as a Gaines. “At first, I couldn’t believe how kind Chip was—he had kind eyes, and made me laugh a lot. I knew he was the one because I knew I could trust him,” Joanna told Popsugar.
Chip clearly felt the same way. He drove four hours to a strip mall near where he grew up, convincing the unsuspecting Jo that they were attending a concert. When she got out of the car, both families were waiting to celebrate Chip getting down on one knee.
They married in 2003 at the Earle-Harrison House, with a halo set, 1-carat diamond engagement ring Joanna had custom designed. Magnolia Market opened the same year, offering the farmhouse chic decor the Gaineses are known for.
Now celebrating 18 years of marriage, Chip & Jo celebrate their love every May 31st.
Joanna Gaines Personal Details:
|Name||:||Joanna Stevens Gaines|
|Profession||:||Author and Television presenter|
|Known for||:||Renovating homes of poor people along with her husband (Chip Gaines)|
|Date of Birth||:||19th April 1978|
|Age||:||43 years (as of 2021)|
|Birth Place||:||Kansas, United States|
|Hometown||:||Waco, Texas, USA|
|Height||:||5 feet, 7 Inches/ 1.73 meters/ 173 centimeters|
|Weight||:||60 kg/ 132 lbs|
|Body Built and size||:||Slim body / 34” – 28” – 35”|
|Ethnicity||:||Half-German, half-Lebanese, and Korean|
|Siblings||:||2 sisters – Teresa Criswell and Mary Kay McCall|
|Education Qualifications||:||Schooling from High School, Texas, USA and Graduation from Baylor University, Waco, Texas, USA|
|Marital Status||:||Married to Chip Gaines|
|Children||:||5 kids – Emmie (Daughter), Ella (Daughter), Duke (Son), Drake (Son), and Crew (Son)|
|Current Relationship Status||:||Married|
|Favorite Actor / Actress||:||Robert Downey Jr and Brad Pitt/ Emma Watson and Anne Hathaway|
|Favorite Singer||:||Taylor Swift|
|Favorite food||:||Japanese Food|
|Favorite Place to visit||:||London|
|Hobbies||:||Traveling, Reading and Shopping|
|Net worth||:||$750k (as of 2018)|
Chip & Joanna Gaines’ Magnolia Network:
Magnolia Network is officially making its debut. After much anticipation and some unexpected delays, Chip and Joanna Gaines’s joint venture with Discovery hits TV screens on Wednesday, officially rebranding the existing DIY Network as Magnolia Network at 9 p.m. ET.
The switch happens with the cable premiere of Fixer Upper: Welcome Home, the reboot of the couple’s mega-popular HGTV series, the first four episodes of which dropped on Discovery+ last year.
Cable subscribers who currently have DIY Network in their TV package will automatically have access to Magnolia Network on Jan. 5, according to a press release, while those who do not currently have DIY can contact their providers to add the new network to their package.
In addition to Fixer Upper: Welcome Home, the Gaineses will be launching with a huge slate of original programming throughout the month of January, including shows like Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines, Restoration Road with Clint Harp, Home Work, Family Dinner, The Johnnyswim Show, Mind for Design and Zoë Bakes. Five seasons’ worth of the original Fixer Upper will also air on the channel.