The well-known fixer-uppers, Chip and Joanna Gaines, have made headlines for their bold business ventures but also rumors about their marriage. Last year, a tabloid reported the couple wasn’t seeing eye to eye over a hotel project. Gossip Cop investigated the story at the time. Here’s what we know and where their marriage stands today.
Last October, the Globe maintained Chip and Joanna Gaines were clashing over their new hotel project. The tabloid suggested the venture was causing stress and tension in the couple’s marriage. The Globe’s source stated the Gaines were “sinking everything they've got into this project and it's costing them an absolute fortune."
The tabloid asserted the hotel venture cost $22 million, and the couple was spending $100,000 a day minimum, with no end in sight. “It seemed everywhere they turned,” the source added, problems “arose.”
As Gossip Cop mentioned, this report came out last year, and while the hotel isn’t complete, we still looked into the story and found it to be false. First, when the paper's ridiculous article came out, the Gaines’ had just announced their plans to open a hotel in Waco, Texas, which is planned for 2021. The notion that the two were fighting and in debt was far-fetched and premature for the paper to allege. At the time, the couple hadn't even begun working on the project. Also, in the time that’s passed, there haven’t been any reports from more reliable publications stating the spouses were having difficulties with this project. In regards to the couple’s marriage, the two are still together and don’t appear to be having any marital problems.
The longtime spouses just celebrated their wedding anniversary and recently announced their plans to bring back Fixer Upper on their network, Magnolia. The tabloid's report is inaccurate today as it was 365 days ago. Which isn’t surprising, since Gossip Cop has proven the tabloids are untrustworthy when it comes to the pair.
Earlier this year, we busted the Globe for claiming the Gaines’ brand was collapsing. The outlet phony report asserted the spouses’ network, Magnolia, was “spiraling” due to the pandemic. Gossip Cop corrected the narrative after speaking to a spokesperson for the couple who laughed off the report.
Another tabloid, Star, was exposed by us for alleging Chip and Joanna Gaines's “bad behavior” was the reason why their network hadn’t launched. In reality, this wasn’t true. The network’s premiere was pushed back due to the current epidemic. The Magnolia Network is expected to debut sometime in early 2021. Gossip Cop dismissed the bogus tale when it came out.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.