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Chip Gaines Was Selfish And Not Ready To Get Married Until He Met The Love Of His Life, Joanna: "It Felt Like There Was This Real Transition"

Date June 6, 2019 10:55

Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines have been married for over a decade. But before they settled down to becoming a happy family, Chip was in no rush to get married.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Happy wedding anniversary

The pair recently celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary. Chip and Joanna met back in 2001 and got married in 2003. A decade and a half later, they are still going strong.

The couple recently celebrated their wedding anniversary by sharing sweet tributes to each other on social media.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The 44-year-old shared a picture on Instagram alongside a caption highlighting the loving nicknames he calls his wife:

Happy #16th anniversary Joanna! A.k.a. Jojo, joey, jo, boss, mom, ma ma, mommy, sweetgirl, kiddo,. My girl by any other name.

Joanna on her part wrote: “16 years and it feels like we’re just getting started…I love you Chip Carter Gaines.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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No ready until he met the love of his life

In the latest issue of PEOPLE magazine, Chip admitted he was selfish and wasn’t the guy who was ready to settle down:

Fortunately for him things changed when he met the love of his life, Joanna while she was working at her father’s shop in Waco. The Fixer Upper star said:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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It felt like there was this real transition. I matured and grew up. It just kind of clicked in my brain: ‘This is going to work.

Chip also noted that he had to make a lot of changes in order to be a better person.

With their five children, forthcoming TV network, and growing business, Chip credits his wife for all the hard work.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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She's the one

Speaking to Pop Sugar, Chip said he fell in love with Joanna long before they met. The father of five said he knew she was the one when he saw her picture. He said:

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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"Her dad made the mistake of putting a pic of the family behind the counter at his [automotive] shop. I knew I'd marry her one day just by the picture on the wall."

The happy couple is a picture of love, and we absolutely adore them.