You know him, you love him…
… but do you really know him?
Chip Gaines has been a fixture on HGTV ever since Fixer Upper broke out as a hit, laughing and joking around with wife Joanna.
We adore the couple.
But we’d also like to dig a little deeper and really try to understand what makes Chip tick.
With that in mind, scroll down for a few interesting facts about Chip Gaines with which you may not be familiar:
His Background is in Business
Gaines graduated with a marketing degree from Baylor University’s Hankamer School of Business.
A Family Man
Chip and Joanna have four children: Drake, Ella, Duke, and Emmie Kay.
Life on a Farm
As loyal viewers may know, the couple lives in a 100-year-old farmhouse, which sits on 40 acres of land.
He’s More Than Just a Real Estate Guy
Chip has owned several businesses, includingGreen and Gold Wash and Fold – a local Waco laundry service geared toward college students – a fireworks stand and numerous landscaping companies.
When Did He Get Married?
On March 31, 2003. Shortly afterward, Chip and Joanna renovated their first house together.
He Almost Played Baseball for a Living!
He wanted to at least. Chip played for Northlake College in Irving for a year and then transferred to Baylor University in Waco, but failed to make that school’s team. “It was devastating. We were just all heartbroken,” said his mother, Gayle Gaines.