Many in the media have long idolized “childfree” relationships. But that isn’t stopping one well-known couple from welcoming their fifth.
Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines recently announced that they’re expecting their fifth child. On Wednesday, Joanna shared an ultrasound video showing the baby’s “little heartbeat” on Twitter and Instagram.
“What!” Chip reacted in the video. “A beating heart.”
On Tuesday, the HGTV hosts who remodel homes first revealed the news. Chip posted “hints” on Twitter, including a video of the two chanting “number five” and talking about Joanna’s cravings for ice cream and pickles.
Later, he added, “we are officially pregnant. And I could not be more EXCITED! #5 #7ThePerfectNumber.”
Hint #3 You might recall a few months back.. the ever amazing, ever romantic @JOHNNYSWIM was in Waco. And they put on a little too romantic of a concert.. anyways, one thing led to another, & we are officially pregnant. And I could not be more EXCITED! #5 #7ThePerfectNumber— Chip Gaines (@chipgaines) January 3, 2018
Then, turning to Instagram, he posted a picture of himself with Joanna, with his stomach puffed out to match hers.
A post shared by Chip Gaines (@chipgaines) on Jan 2, 2018 at 7:08pm PST
“Gaines party of 7,” he typed. “(If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT).”
The new baby will be welcomed by four siblings: 12-year-old Drake, 11-year-old Ella Rose, 9-year-old Duke and 7-year-old Emmie Kay.
Last year, the couple declared that the 5th season of Fixer Upper (now running) would be their last, in order to focus on their family and business.
“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,” they wrote. “Our family has grown up alongside yours, and we have felt you rooting us on from the other side of the screen.”
In 2016, the reality stars faced unwarranted attacks by Buzzfeed reporter Kate Aurthur because their pastor believed in traditional marriage. Others in the media, including gay writers, came to the Gaines’ defense.
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