Not usually will Chip and Joanna Gaines be producing a number of product lines, publishing another book, and using their Waco, Texas-based empire, a Fixer Upper integrate will also be removing prepared for a baby on a way.
The span has always put family initial for their 4 children: sons Drake, 12, and Duke, 9, and daughters Ella, 11, and Emmie Kay, 7. “Family is a many critical thing in a world,” Joanna, 39, told PEOPLE in September.
“I feel a small bit like a cavalcade sergeant sometimes. Some elements of my personality, as a parent, I’m not genuine crazy about,” Chip, 43, told PEOPLE in Dec 2016 about his parenting style. “I grew adult in an sourroundings that was flattering many ‘back by dark’ — [my parents] didn’t generally know what we were doing, and it was all good, purify fun. So we thought, ‘Oh, I’m gonna be a furious parent.’ ”
On a other hand, Joanna admitted that she’s “little some-more laid behind than we suspicion I’d be,” revelation PEOPLE: “[There are] certain things that we unequivocally caring about, though we cruise a humorous part, with Chip, is just the video games, a TV. That’s where he kinda gets a small strict. It’s, ‘You go play outside.’ ”
From dance parties in a center of a night to bonding over humanities and crafts as good as playing dress-up, a relatives have been documenting special moments with their kids on amicable media to their over 9 million followers.
“I wish my kids to date, we wish them to go out,” Chip shared. “I only remember good practice as a kid, we know? Driving your automobile for a initial time, picking adult a immature lady on a date for a initial time. All those were small milestones to some extent.”
Joanna and Chip have formerly voiced that they wish their kids to have a life divided from a inhabitant spotlight their celebrity has drawn. “They’re so young, and we wish to give them a possibility to have a normal childhood,” a mother-to-be said.
The filming report for Fixer Upper was a quite burdensome one that compulsory Chip and Joanna to film for 11 months out of a year given they began behind in 2013.
“[The kids] would ask, ‘Mom and Dad, do we guys have to film again today? When is this going to be over?” Chip explained to PEOPLE in October. “The kids were so immature when we started. Fast-forward to currently and a oldest is roughly a teen — they’re all flourishing adult so quickly,” Joanna added.
Ending their renouned uncover meant negligence down given no matter how many it meant to them, it wasn’t value risking what’s many important: their attribute and their family.
“Jo and we don’t wish to find ourselves years from now realizing there were warning signs vouchsafing us know we were exhausted. We would rather stop here, where we still feel we’re in a unequivocally good place,” he said.
Back in Jul 2016, Joanna common a viral Facebook post about a significance of instilling lessons in children that we wish will stick.
“You boar seeds early on and work tough to be conscious and afterwards over time we pierce on to new lessons and challenges. Then one day we demeanour adult and a seeds we planted in your small children’s hearts are now in full bloom. Be speedy currently to keep dire in and given to their hearts. It will be value it,” she said.
While they had never close down a thought of expanding their family, a preference to end their renouned HGTV series after 5 seasons might have presented some-more opportunities to cruise about welcoming another child.
“We had 4 babies right before a uncover started, and afterwards we’ve had 0 babies given a uncover started,” Chip told Houston ABC affiliate, KTRK in November. “For me, I’m unequivocally vehement to go behind and try to maybe . . . try to make some some-more babies,” he said.
And in June, Joanna shared with PEOPLE that she would cruise perplexing for some-more than one child. “I would adore another baby — or twins! The kids are always seeking me, ‘Mom, can we have another baby?’ But Chip thinks we’re done,” she said.
The integrate hasn’t ruled out a lapse to TV, though for now, devise to suffer time together, time with their kids, large breaks like their new outing to Italy and pet parenting 5 dogs, a handful of cats, cows, horses, chickens and goats.