Joanna Gaines from Fixer Upper: Wiki-Bio, Leaving the show, Facts.
As anyone who has watched Fixer Upper can attest, Joanna Gaines is not your average TV host. While her eye for renovation is certainly top-notch, what’s even better is her down to earth spirit and warm nature. Equipped with a smile, the mother of five is never scared to experiment and try out new things. A fan of the kitchen, Joanna’s expertise extends beyond tearing down walls. Over the years, Joanna and her husband Chip have worked on over 100 houses. In this time, Joanna has written and published six books citing her experiences and recipes. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Joanna Gaines.
Joanna Gaines was born on the 19th of April, 1978 at Wichita, Kansas. Joanna shares Korean descent from her mother, Nan, and Lebanese descent from her father, Jerry Stevens. Her parents met in South Korea in 1969, when her father was serving in the US Army. The pair tied the knot in Las Vegas in 1992 and settled in Wichita, Kansas. Her mother was just 19-at the time of their marriage.
As a young kid, Joanna was bullied for her looks. In an interview, Joanna revealed that cafeterias were the worst. As she puts it,
“I barely knew what Korean food was. But kids assumed that my food was different because I looked different.”
The family moved from Wichita to Waco in her junior year and Joanna graduated from high school. She went on to study at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.
Joanna met Chip during her University years and the pair have been together ever since. In 2003, the pair established a small designer boutique under the name of Little Shop on Bosque and also opened the first Magnolia Market. While working on the store, Joanna developed her skills as a designer and started growing in the Magnolia Market. The pair made a perfect team with Chip handling the construction and Joanna on the designs. As Joanna puts it, the pair were honed in on the idea of making Waco beautiful, one home at a time.
However, following the birth of her two children, Joanna decided to close the shop and take care of her family. After a few years, the pair were scouted by HGTV to work on a new series, Fixer Upper. The series began airing on May 23, 2013, and aired for five seasons before wrapping things up on April 3, 2018. Right after wrapping of Fixer Upper the pair started their work on the new Reality TV show called Fixer Upper: Behind The Design which premiered on April 10, 2018 and run for 2 seasons. The latest episode was released on May 13, 2018.
After the successful launch of the show, Joanna decided to re-open Little Shop on Bosque and the boutique began its operations from May of 2014.
Leaving Fixer Upper:
After five seasons on reality TV, Joanna and Chip decided to take a break from their hectic life and spend more time with her family. After ending the series in November of 2018, Joanna wrote to her fans via her blog.
“We need to catch our breath for a moment. Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired, and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.”
Joanna is happily married to Chip and the pair have five children, Crew Gaines, Drake Gaines, Emmie Kay Gaines, Ella Rose Gaines, and Duke Gaines. Apart from her work in renovation, Joanna is also an author and has written seven books, they are The World Needs Who You Were Made to Be(2020), Magnolia Table, Volume 2: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering(2020), Homebody Joanna Gaines(2020), We Are the Gardeners(2019), Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave(2018), Magnolia Table: A Collection of Recipes for Gathering(2018), The Magnolia Story(2016). Apart from her writing skills she is huge on food and can be often seen in the kitchen trying out new recipes.