Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have created an empire with their hit TV show and Magnolia brand. It’s not just their remodeling skills that have drawn America to them, though. The Gaines’ have become so popular in part because of their idyllic marriage. Fans of the couple have loved learning about what makes their relationship so strong, and now the duo has delved more into what makes their marriage work with a new short film.
Chip and Joanna sat down with I Am Second to talk about how being complete opposites works for them. I Am Second’s White Chair Film Series features people of influence speaking about a multitude of topics, all while sitting in their signature white chairs. The Robertsons and Josh Turner are among the guests who have also been a part of the series.
The Gaines were interviewed both separately and together about their relationship and spoke on the qualities they admire in one another. They may be complete opposites, but that’s what has helped them thrive and become successful.
“If you give Chip a boundary, he’s going to break that boundary. If you give him a rule, he’s not going to follow it,” Joanna explains. “And if you tell him, ‘You can’t go past this line,’ he’ll put his toe over it.”
Joanna, on the other hand, is somewhat of a wallflower and more reserved. “Joanna is like the purest, most stable person I’ve ever met,” Chip shares. She echoes that, saying, “I like safety. I like knowing what’s coming.”
But it’s Chip who helped Joanna blossom and pushed her to turn her dreams into reality. “If I didn’t have Chip Gaines in my life,” she says, “I’d still be dreaming in my head but not acting it out.”
It’s safe to say the world is thankful that these two met one another and have made their dreams come true.