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2017-09-26 11:50:03

 

Chip and Joanna Gaines Announce 'Fixer Upper' Is Ending With Season 5: 'This Has Been an Amazing Adventure'

Saying goodbye. Chip and Joanna Gaines' beloved HGTV series Fixer Upper will end with season 5.

"It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last," the couple announced in a blog post on Tuesday, September 26. "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."

"This has been an amazing adventure!" they continued. "We have poured our blood, sweat and tears into this show. We would be foolish to think we can go and go and fire on all cylinders and never stop to pause. Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger. This has nothing to do with a fraudulent skincare line or anything else you’ll inevitably read. This is just us recognizing that 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."

Fixer Upper premiered in May 2013 and has since become one of HGTV's most popular shows ever. In addition to working together onscreen, Chip, 42, and Joanna, 39, run their Magnolia real estate company as well as Magnolia Market at the Silos in Waco, Texas.

"Though our Fixer Upper chapter is coming to a close, we aren't done with Waco," the couple wrote on their blog. "We aren't done renovating homes. We aren't done designing things to make your home your favorite place on earth. We aren’t done working towards restoration in all things or helping out those who could use a hand. In fact, in all of these of things, we are just getting started. Who knows what the future holds, but we’re excited for whatever is around the bend and in the meantime, we will definitely be staying in touch."

They ended their post with a message of gratitude: "We will forever be thankful for HGTV and this opportunity of a lifetime. We are also thankful to our production company, Highnoon Entertainment and our amazing producers and crew on the ground here in Waco. We are grateful for them and for you. Thank you for sharing life with us and for the continued support. Thank you for having our backs! Thank you for caring about these homes and these families and the things that we care so much about. Really, from the bottom of our hearts, thank you."

The fifth and final season of Fixer Upper premieres on HGTV in November.