June 2, 2023

Doin’ it for the ‘gram! Chip Gaines says he had no concept an Instagram video of his bikini-clad spouse Joanna Gaines would go viral. “I needed to type of beg her,” the Fixer Higher star, 48, says of the brief clip featured in a carousel of pics and movies from their 18th marriage ceremony anniversary journey to Mexico. In it, spouse Joanna, 45, wears a two-piece swimsuit and plunges backwards into a personal pool. 

A fast glimpse of a bikini-clad Joanna plunging backwards right into a pool on an anniversary trip went viral.

Stunning nobody apart from the couple, the sultry second (in the end posted by Joanna) went viral. “It was so humorous,” Chip says in a brand new interview with Deadline, “I believed nobody would care.” Nationwide shops and social media watchers shortly took discover, in fact. 

“My buddies began texting screenshots of me in that swimsuit,” says Joanna in the identical Deadline characteristic. “And I used to be like, ‘Oh, OK. Famous. Do not try this.’ I do not know if that’s one thing you ever get used to. We really feel like we’re fairly regular folks from Waco.”

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In different photographs from the Instagram reel of their romantic trip, the couple pose sweetly by the seaside, Joanna beams in a tropical sundress as she walks throughout the sand, they ship a nighttime message to their 5 youngsters (“Hello children! We miss you!”), and Chip is seen lounging in a poolside chair. The spotlight, although, is Joanna’s viral plunge, during which she holds her nostril and splashes backwards..

“18 years,” Joanna’s caption reads. “Grateful to be on this journey with you—comfortable anniversary chip gaines.”

“Regular” claims or not, the couple, who just lately celebrated the twentieth anniversary of each their marriage ceremony and the launch of their residence renovation enterprise, at the moment are bonafide multi-media moguls with their very own TV community, journal, product strains, and Waco, Tex.-based shops and eating places all beneath the model now generally known as Magnolia.

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“I feel what’s been cool about us — and what I am happy with — goes again to that kind of naive place of after we received into this. We did not take a look at one thing we thought was profitable after which attempt to emulate it; attempt to reproduce it,” Chip provides.  “We’re fully authentic and fully genuine.” 

Their newest skilled milestone is expounded to TV and streaming: Magnolia Community’s mother or father firm, Warner Bros Discovery, moved them beneath the HBO and HBO Max umbrella, which implies that followers can watch Fixer Higher re-runs alongside scripted, super-premium HBO fare like The Sopranos, The Final of Us, The Wire and extra. 

“However to be within the firm of these legendary writers and producers, after which right here’s our little household community stapled to the again. We really feel like a fly on an elephant’s rear finish,” Chip gushes of the distinction.

Once they’re not working their multi-million greenback empire, the couple are mother and father to children Drake, 18, Ella, 16, Duke, 14, Emmie, 13, and Crew, 4. Scroll beneath for extra pics from their 2021 anniversary journey.

The couple celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary at private spot in Mexico
The couple celebrated their 18th marriage ceremony anniversary at non-public spot in Mexico

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