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Joanna Gaines is a reality TV star who from 2013 to 2018 was on the reality show Fixer Upper which she began with her husband, Chip Gaines. Much more than just that, she is also a businesswoman who co-founded various businesses under the Magnolia brand with her husband. While she keeps achieving a lot in her professional life, she is ensuring also that her family life does not suffer as she is a good mother to her five children.
Joanna Gaines Bio (Age, Ethnicity, and Nationality)
It was on the 19th of April 1978 in Kansas that Joanna Gaines was born to a father who was part German and part Lebanese and a mother who was Korean. Her father operated an automobile workshop where she goes to help him.
She was brought up in the state of Texas where she got her high school education. After she was through, she moved to Baylor University in Waco, Texas from where she later graduated with a Degree in communication.
Joanna did not grow up wanting to be a designer. Instead, it was after she moved to New York for her internship program that she was first inspired into it. Before then, all she was interested in was just to become a broadcast journalist.
Without a clear idea of how to start, she later met a man named Chip Carter Gaines when he came to Firestone Tire store which belonged to her father in Waco. She went on to Marry Chip with whom she later started many businesses that come to make up the Magnolia Empire.
While Joanna Gaines was always a hardworking and creative woman, Chip Gaines was raised with an entrepreneurial spirit. He began many businesses in the past and so he was able to always have creative solutions for every idea his wife comes up with which always ends up as yet another business.
Their businesses include their magazine which is known as The Magnolia Journal and their store, Magnolia Market. They also have the Magnolia Home which is a furniture line, a bakery, clothing line, and various other things.
In 2013, they began their Fixer Upper show which aired on HGTV. After its pilot in 2013, the first season premiered in 2014 and it continued until 2018 when it ended with the fifth season.
Before meeting Chip, she has been involved in various other things including appearing in commercials for various businesses. Lastly, she is also an author who has published a number of books including The Magnolia Story in 2016 which she co-authored with her husband and Mark Dagostino.
Although there were those who had believed that the beautiful Joanna Gaines was native American, she isn’t. She is an American by nationality and is of mixed ethnicity being of Korean, Lebanese, and German descent.
Her Husband, Kids, and Divorce
As already stated, the first time that chip met the woman that later became his wife was in her father’s tire store. At first, however, he did not meet her in person but on a family picture her father had put behind the counter. Immediately he saw the picture, Chip was certain she was the girl he was going to end up with.
The irony is that both of them went to the same college, Baylor University, but their paths never crossed while they were there. But then, long after he saw her picture and knew she was the one, a faulty brake would bring him back to the store where he met her in person. The moment she saw him in 2001 for the first time, she also loved him because she believed immediately that she could trust him.
They got married in 2003 and have since then, remained very happy.
Just as many celebrity marriages suffer the speculations and rumors of divorce, their marriage was not spared and the rumor was sparked a few years ago after Chip went to Mexico for a program and left Joanna in charge of their businesses. Since then, nothing has been heard in that regards.
They are blessed with five children – three sons and two daughters. Their eldest child, a son, was born Drake Gaines in 2005 followed by Ella Rose Gaines in 2006 and then Duke Gaines in 2008. In 2010, they had Emmie Kay Gaines who was followed by Crew Gaines in 2018.
Joanna Gaines’ Net Worth
There is obviously no denying the fact that Chip and Joanna Gaines are very hardworking and creative people who have successfully built many businesses. It is thanks to all these that the couple has a net worth that is estimated at a combined $18 million.