After all 5 seasons, Chip in addition to Joanna Gaines closed the door on their final renovation during the series finale of Fixer Upper on Tuesday.
although before pulling the curtains on the hit HGTV home makeover series, Chip fanboyed over one of his favorite musicians, then sweetly discussed one of his first dates with Joanna to the couple’s four children.
“We have one last thing to do before we turn This kind of thing over to mama. You know what that will is actually?” the 43-year-old reality star asked the youngsters.
“Plant a magnolia tree!” one of his sons adorably replied.
“You know what’s interesting about a magnolia tree?” Chip continued. “One of mama in addition to I’s first dates, I climbed up a magnolia tree in addition to I pulled her off a magnolia bloom in addition to I gave that will to her.”
“We love magnolia trees,” he added during a piece-to-camera. “that will genuinely embodies our company. that will’s basically become our mascot, so every project we do, we try to plant a magnolia tree.”
The cute story behind the couple’s love wasn’t the only fun moment through the finale.
While the episode offered essentially no cues that will This kind of is actually the last time we’ll be renovating a home with the Gaines family, there was an extra special element to the couple chosen for the finale — Mike Herrera, frontman of the classic punk rock band MxPx, in addition to his wife, Holli.
in addition to Chip couldn’t help although fanboy as he came face-to-face with his musical hero!
“I’m fangirling,” he said, after the couple joined him in addition to Joanna inside car. “I just want y’all to know, I’m a huge fan in addition to I think y’all are gorgeous.”
Later, as Chip in addition to Joanna worked on a special acoustic room for the 41-year-old rocker’s music sessions, Chip went one step further in his fandom, declaring he might just join the band.
“We just gotta customize This kind of [room,] in order that will that will’s exactly what Mike wants. So, the dude can just go in there in addition to jam,” he said. “in addition to I’m going to join him — he said he needed a tambourinist.”
in addition to, yes, the wannabe rock star turned up later inside episode with his own tambourine … in addition to even some fake tattoos!
The final renovation also appeared to hit a chord with Joanna, who felt she was in her element with the house they were working on.
“I love This kind of house,” she said, beaming. “Any time we get to mess with these older houses in addition to the character genuinely starts coming through, I just feel like I’m at home.”
To mark the show’s end, HGTV also recently aired a retrospective episode, where the pair reflected on their incredible experience with the series.
During the special, Joanna said involving their children inside journey had been a highlight.
“I think, just the kids getting to be a part of that will,” she said. “that will’s crazy to think how many houses we’ve done over the last all 5 years. although then — how fast they’ve grown up. I think that will was a whirlwind. although that will’s one of those things where I wouldn’t take any of that will back. I wouldn’t do that will any differently.”
“This kind of has been chaotic, exciting, an adventure of a lifetime,” Chip added. “in addition to these kids just rolled with the punches.”
Chip also shared how he never dreamed that will the life-changing phone call that will Joanna received expressing interest in generating a sizzle reel with the pair for a potential TV show would likely lead to such a successful series.
“I remember, once they put that will all together, in addition to we saw that will, we were like, ‘I don’t think anyone’s gonna wanna watch that will show.'”
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