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HGTV's Chip and Joanna Gaines: The Magnolia Story

Chip and Joanna Gaines

Chip and Joanna Gaines are a household name for moms like us who regularly watch HGTV. This quirky couple renovates houses in Waco, Texas much to the amazement of its audience. Their hit show is now entering its fourth season, much to the pleasure of its loyal fan base. Once again, fixer upper houses will be renovated and restored to model home worthiness right before the audiences' eyes.This pair is the absolute envy of house flippers everywhere. It seems like everything they touch turns into gold. Yet, that's not how their fairy tale story began. Believe it or not, this couple started out flat broke.

Chip has always been an entrepreneur, even back in his college days at Baylor University when he began flipping houses to make ends meet. His wife Joanna, on the other hand, spent time in New York City interning with news legend, Dan Rather. Soon afterwards, Joanna returned home to work at her father's tire and auto repair shop. There, she met a handsome fella in need of auto repairs, and the rest is history.

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Looking towards the future

Nowadays, Chip and Joanna Gaines have grown their business into an empire. In their new book release, The Magnolia Story, they share their rags to riches tale complete with their lovable banter fans have come to adore. The design team even sheds some light on styling tips such as decluttering, adding texture, and using shiplap. The pair also divulges their secrets for juggling work and family. The couple has four children whom they prefer to keep out of the limelight. Whether it's their Magnolia Market at the Silos, their upcoming magazine, The Magnolia Journal, or their successful furniture line, this couple relies on their faith and love to guide them along their once in a lifetime journey of success.

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