The Gaines family’s television legacy is coming to a close.
According to People magazine, Chip and Joanna Gaines, the stalwart hosts of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper” announced to their fans that this upcoming season will be their last.
The couple broke the news to their thousands of followers on Twitter on Tuesday morning via video:
— Chip Gaines (@chippergaines) September 26, 2017
Fans were undoubtedly upset, but most thanked the couple for making an everlasting influence on their lives, both in and out of the home:
Enjoy the time w/ ur family ! U all made a positive mark n all of our lives ❤? we will always look @ shiplap and demoday n a different way?
— Josh claytor (@claytor_joshua) September 26, 2017
Feels like the end of an era! You both brought an unequivocal sense of family, values & laughter to the fans. Honored to call you friend. ❤️
— JD Scott “Proppy” (@MrJDScott) September 26, 2017
Love u guys. Thank you for putting a show on TV that is funny, inspiring, filled with love, & something I can watch with my wife and child.
— Rob (@robkoskela) September 26, 2017
I completely understand but you guys will be missed SO much!! Prayers for your journey going forward!! pic.twitter.com/rdHAXe5DXk
— Kacie Craig (@kacie_craig) September 26, 2017
— Kelly Russell (@kellarussell) September 26, 2017
The duo confessed that the decision wasn’t easy on them, either:
“While we are confident that this is the right choice for us, it has for sure not been an easy one to come to terms with. Our family has grown up alongside yours, and we have felt you rooting us on from the other side of the screen. How bittersweet to say goodbye to the very thing that introduced us all in the first place.”
“Fixer Upper” has become a crowd favorite with many HGTV viewers since its premiere in May 2013. Many were fond of the way Chip and Joanna seem to juggle managing successful businesses, renovating homes, and maintaining a growing family.
The Gaines family balances a wildly successful television franchise with their four children, Drake, 12, Ella, 10, Duke, 9, and Emmie Kay, 7. And now, they want their children to grow without the constant spotlight of fame. Joanna explained:
“They’re so young, and we want to give them the chance to have a normal childhood. Family is the most important thing in the world.”
It seems that the Gaines family truly does have it all, and now they’re ready to begin a new, more humbled chapter of their lives:
“We’ve got everything that our hearts desire. I don’t see how we could be happier.”
The final season of “Fixer Upper” will premiere on HGTV in November.