HGTV Stars Chip And Joanna Gaines Reveal Why They’re Ending ‘Fixer Upper’ | TODAY

HGTV Stars Chip And Joanna Gaines Reveal Why They’re Ending ‘Fixer Upper’ | TODAY

August 11, 2019 100 By William Morgan


>>>WERE BACK.
ITS 8:13. ITS 8:13. WEVE GOT A MORNING EXCLUSIVE.
CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES BROKE A CHIP AND JOANNA GAINES BROKE A
LOT OF HEARTS LAST MONTH WHEN LOT OF HEARTS LAST MONTH WHEN
THEY ANNOUNCED THEY WERE LEAVING THEY ANNOUNCED THEY WERE LEAVING THEIR HIT HGTV SHOW, “FIXER
UPPER.”IT HGTV SHOW, “FIXER UPPER.” THEYRE HERE TO TALK ABOUT THAT THEYRE HERE TO TALK ABOUT THAT AND CHIPS NEW BOOK, “CAPITAL AND CHIPS NEW BOOK, “CAPITAL GAINES, GAINES, GAINES. GAINES. YOU SHOULD HAVE ALSO STARTED A YOU SHOULD HAVE ALSO STARTED A SUPPORT GROUP. SUPPORT GROUP.>>I THINK.>>I THINK.>>BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE IN DESPAIR>>BECAUSE PEOPLE ARE IN DESPAIR ABOUT THIS. ABOUT THIS. ARE YOU SURPRISED AT THE ARE YOU SURPRISED AT THE REACTION? REACTION?>>WELL, YOU KNOW, I KNEW MY MOM>>WELL, YOU KNOW, I KNEW MY MOM WAS GOING TO BE UPSET. WAS GOING TO BE UPSET. WHEN SHE FOUND OUT, SHE HAS GOT WHEN SHE FOUND OUT, SHE HAS GOT THIS LITTLE BUNKO CREW SHE RUNS THIS LITTLE BUNKO CREW SHE RUNS WITH, AND SHE SAID THEY ASKED WITH, AND SHE SAID THEY ASKED HER TO LEAVE. HER TO LEAVE.>>LIKE, YOURE OUT.>>LIKE, YOURE OUT.>>SO THAT WAS A BIT SAD.>>SO THAT WAS A BIT SAD.>>I MEAN, PEOPLE LOVE THIS>>I MEAN, PEOPLE LOVE THIS SHOW. SHOW. THEY LOVE YOU. THEY LOVE YOU. AND THEY DO NOT SEEM READY TO AND THEY DO NOT SEEM READY TO LET IT GO.
>>YOU KNOW, I THINK ON THAT>>YOU KNOW, I THINK ON THAT
SIDE, I GET THAT. SIDE, I GET THAT.
BECAUSE I THINK ITS JUST — BECAUSE I THINK ITS JUST —
WEVE KIND OF ALL GROWN WEVE KIND OF ALL GROWN TOGETHER. TOGETHER. I FEEL LIKE WITH THE AUDIENCE,
THEY HAVE COME ALONG SIDE WITH THEY HAVE COME ALONG SIDE WITH
US. US. ON THE OTHER SIDE, ITS LIKE ON THE OTHER SIDE, ITS LIKE THERE IS SO MUCH ENCOURAGEMENT. THERE IS SO MUCH ENCOURAGEMENT. EVEN THOUGH IT WAS SAD, IT WAS EVEN THOUGH IT WAS SAD, IT WAS ALSO THEY GET IT. ALSO THEY GET IT. WE HAVE THIS YOUNG GROWING
FAMILY. THIS YOUNG GROWING FAMILY. AND I JUST THINK THAT WAS ONE OF AND I JUST THINK THAT WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST REASONS WHY WE
WANTED IT.T REASONS WHY WE WANTED IT.
>>YOU WRITE ABOUT IT IN YOUR>>YOU WRITE ABOUT IT IN YOUR
BOOK, CHIP. BOOK, CHIP. IT LOOKS LIKE FUN AND ITS FUN
FOR US TO WATCH.N AND ITS FUN FOR US TO WATCH.
THIS IS HARD WORK, REALITY TV. THIS IS HARD WORK, REALITY TV.
TAKE PEOPLE INTO THAT. TAKE PEOPLE INTO THAT.
WHAT IS THIS — TO PULL OFF A WHAT IS THIS — TO PULL OFF A
SHOW LIKE THIS, WHATS ACTUALLY SHOW LIKE THIS, WHATS ACTUALLY
INVOLVED? INVOLVED?>>>>>>NOBODY KNOWS WHEN YOU GET>>NOBODY KNOWS WHEN YOU GET INTO SOMETHING LIKE THIS, FROM INTO SOMETHING LIKE THIS, FROM OUR PERSPECTIVE. OUR PERSPECTIVE. OBVIOUSLY, SOMEBODY KNOWS. OBVIOUSLY, SOMEBODY KNOWS. BUT WHEN WE GOT INTO THIS, YOU BUT WHEN WE GOT INTO THIS, YOU KNOW, BECAUSE IM AN IDIOT, I KNOW, BECAUSE IM AN IDIOT, I THOUGHT THIS WAS LIKE A GET RICH THOUGHT THIS WAS LIKE A GET RICH QUICK SCHEME. QUICK SCHEME. SO I WAS LIKE, SWEET. SO I WAS LIKE, SWEET. THEY THINK WE COULD WORK ABOUT THEY THINK WE COULD WORK ABOUT EIGHT HOURS A MONTH, AND EIGHT HOURS A MONTH, AND SUPPOSEDLY YOU END UP WITH ALL SUPPOSEDLY YOU END UP WITH ALL THESE RICHES WHEN THIS IS ALL THESE RICHES WHEN THIS IS ALL SAID AND DONE. SAID AND DONE. UNFORTUNATELY, ITS NOT QUITE UNFORTUNATELY, ITS NOT QUITE THAT EASY. THAT EASY. AND THE EMOTION AND THE AMOUNT
OF ENERGY THAT IT TAKES TO KIND OF ENERGY THAT IT TAKES TO KIND
OF POUR SOMETHING LIKE THIS OF POUR SOMETHING LIKE THIS
TOGETHER. TOGETHER. AND WHO KNOWS?
I CANT SPEAK ON ANYBODY ELSES I CANT SPEAK ON ANYBODY ELSES
BEHALF. BEHALF. BUT I KNOW FOR JO AND I, WE
WANTED IT TO BE THE REAL DEAL, WANTED IT TO BE THE REAL DEAL,
AUTHENTIC, LEGIT, SINCERE. AUTHENTIC, LEGIT, SINCERE.
AND I THINK THATS WHY PEOPLE AND I THINK THATS WHY PEOPLE
WERE DRAWN TO IT. WERE DRAWN TO IT.
>>YEAH.>>YEAH.
IMMEDIATELY PEOPLE ARE LIKE, IMMEDIATELY PEOPLE ARE LIKE,
THAT CANT BE THE REAL REASON. THAT CANT BE THE REAL REASON.
SO PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO SAY, SO PEOPLE ARE STARTING TO SAY,
OH, ITS SOMETHING ELSE. OH, ITS SOMETHING ELSE.
ILL LET YOU TAKE IT ON. ILL LET YOU TAKE IT ON.
>>SURE.>>SURE.>>SOME PEOPLE SAID, OKAY,
SOMETHING IS GOING ON IN THE SOMETHING IS GOING ON IN THE
RELATIONSHIP. RELATIONSHIP.>>SURE.>>SURE.>>AND THATS WHY THE SHOW
ENDED, TO WHICH YOU SAY?W ENDED, TO WHICH YOU SAY?
>>YEAH.>>YEAH. I MEAN, YOU KNOW, LOOK, ILL
GIVE THEM A LITTLE CREDENCE. GIVE THEM A LITTLE CREDENCE.
THERE IS ALWAYS WHATS NEXT. THERE IS ALWAYS WHATS NEXT.
AND FOR US, THE MOST IMPORTANT AND FOR US, THE MOST IMPORTANT
THING IN THE WORLD IS JO AND IS THING IN THE WORLD IS JO AND IS
RELATIONSHIP, FOLLOWED VERY RELATIONSHIP, FOLLOWED VERY
QUICKLY BY THESE FOUR BEAUTIFUL QUICKLY BY THESE FOUR BEAUTIFUL
KIDS. KIDS. AND WE DIDNT WANT TO PUSH IT,
RED LINE IT, FOR SO LONG THAT WE RED LINE IT, FOR SO LONG THAT WE
WOKE UP AND REALIZED, WE ARE AT WOKE UP AND REALIZED, WE ARE AT
A POINT OF NO RETURN. A POINT OF NO RETURN.
SO WE WANTED TO TAKE A STEP BACK SO WE WANTED TO TAKE A STEP BACK
AND FOCUS ON THE THING THAT WAS AND FOCUS ON THE THING THAT WAS
ABSOLUTELY THE MOST IMPORTANT ABSOLUTELY THE MOST IMPORTANT
THING TO US IN THE WORLD, WHICH THING TO US IN THE WORLD, WHICH
IS JO AND IS RELATIONSHIP. IS JO AND IS RELATIONSHIP.
AND ITS FUNNY. AND ITS FUNNY.
PEOPLE IN OUR INNER CIRCLE, I PEOPLE IN OUR INNER CIRCLE, I
TELL THEM, WERE AS HEALTHY AS TELL THEM, WERE AS HEALTHY AS
WEVE EVER BEEN. WEVE EVER BEEN.
I JUST DIDNT WANT TO CONTINUE I JUST DIDNT WANT TO CONTINUE
PUSHING THIS ENVELOPE TO THE PUSHING THIS ENVELOPE TO THE
FULLEST EXTENT. FULLEST EXTENT.
AND IM — YOU KNOW, WERE AND IM — YOU KNOW, WERE
REALLY THANKFUL WE HAVE THE REALLY THANKFUL WE HAVE THE
OPPORTUNITY TO SORT OF STEP BACK OPPORTUNITY TO SORT OF STEP BACK
AND TAKE A BREAK. AND TAKE A BREAK.
>>WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN?>>WOULD YOU DO IT AGAIN?
>>IN A HEARTBEAT.>>IN A HEARTBEAT.
>>WOULD YOU DO ANOTHER SHOW,>>WOULD YOU DO ANOTHER SHOW,
MAYBE DOWN THE ROAD? MAYBE DOWN THE ROAD?>>WHO KNOWS.
>>YEAH?NOWS.>>YEAH?
>>WERE SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS>>WERE SO EXCITED ABOUT THIS
BREAK. BREAK. BUT WOULD WE GO BACK AND DO THIS
AGAIN?ULD WE GO BACK AND DO THIS AGAIN? ABSOLUTELY. ABSOLUTELY. IN A HEARTBEAT. IN A HEARTBEAT. IT WAS A JOY. IT WAS A JOY. IT WAS A PLEASURE. IT WAS A PLEASURE. ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU KNOW ALL THE THINGS THAT YOU KNOW ABOUT IT. ABOUT IT. I MEAN, IT INTRODUCED US TO
KANSAS. IT INTRODUCED US TO KANSAS. AND, YOU KNOW, A LOT OF FOLKS IN
NEW YORK DONT KNOW ABOUT USKS IN NEW YORK DONT KNOW ABOUT US
YET. YET. AND SO WERE HOPING THAT MAYBE AND SO WERE HOPING THAT MAYBE THE SHOW MAKES IT FURTHER THE SHOW MAKES IT FURTHER NORTHEAST. NORTHEAST. BUT IN KANSAS, WERE CRAZY —
WERE HUGE.SAS, WERE CRAZY — WERE HUGE.>>YOU KNOW, CHIP JUST WROTE THE>>YOU KNOW, CHIP JUST WROTE THE BOOK. BOOK. AND ITS ACTUALLY FULL OF LIFE AND ITS ACTUALLY FULL OF LIFE LESSONS. LESSONS. AND YOURE A BIG RISK-TAKER AND AND YOURE A BIG RISK-TAKER AND I THINK PEOPLE FIND IT I THINK PEOPLE FIND IT INSPIRING. INSPIRING. BUT JOANNA, WHEN YOU MET CHIP,
FAIR TO SAY, HE WAS A BIT OF A FAIR TO SAY, HE WAS A BIT OF A
FIXER UPPER. FIXER UPPER.>>SHE WAS THE ONE WHO TOOK THE>>SHE WAS THE ONE WHO TOOK THE ORIGINAL BIG RISK, RIGHT? ORIGINAL BIG RISK, RIGHT?>>YEAH.>>YEAH. BUT, YOU KNOW, FOR ME, I GET
FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE OF WHAT FIRSTHAND EXPERIENCE OF WHAT
ITS LIKE TO HAVE THIS GUY BY MY ITS LIKE TO HAVE THIS GUY BY MY
SIDE TO REALLY PUSH ME TO MY SIDE TO REALLY PUSH ME TO MY
DREAMS. DREAMS. I THINK THIS IS WHAT THIS BOOK I THINK THIS IS WHAT THIS BOOK IS. IS. JUST LIKE GET PAST FEAR AND JUST LIKE GET PAST FEAR AND FAILURE AND GO FOR YOUR DREAMS.
AND I FEEL LIKE IN THE BEGINNING AND I FEEL LIKE IN THE BEGINNING
I WAS THE WINTER FILED OF THAT. I WAS THE WINTER FILED OF THAT.
SO RIGHT OFF THE BAT, HE WAS THE SO RIGHT OFF THE BAT, HE WAS THE
ONE THAT ENCOURAGED ME. ONE THAT ENCOURAGED ME.
IF THERE IS SOMETHING YOU WANT IF THERE IS SOMETHING YOU WANT
TO DO, GET AFTER IT. TO DO, GET AFTER IT.
>>WHAT IS YOUR BEST ADVICE TO>>WHAT IS YOUR BEST ADVICE TO
PEOPLE? PEOPLE? BECAUSE A LOT OF PEOPLE HAVE
FEAR, BUT MAYBE FOR GOOD REASON, FEAR, BUT MAYBE FOR GOOD REASON,
BECAUSE YOU DONT WANT TO TAKE A BECAUSE YOU DONT WANT TO TAKE A
DUMB RISK. DUMB RISK. GOOD TO TAKE RISKS. GOOD TO TAKE RISKS. YOU DONT WANT TO TAKE A DUMB
RISK.ONT WANT TO TAKE A DUMB RISK.>>FOR ME, I HAVE THIS GLASS
HALF FULL KIND OF MENTALITY. HALF FULL KIND OF MENTALITY.
AND I THINK EVEN THE DUMB RISKS AND I THINK EVEN THE DUMB RISKS
END UP PAYING OFF TO SOME END UP PAYING OFF TO SOME
EXTENT. EXTENT. YOU KNOW, ITS LIKE, THE THINGS YOU KNOW, ITS LIKE, THE THINGS YOU LEARN THROUGH THOSE BAD
DECISIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE THE DECISIONS, SOME OF WHICH ARE THE
THINGS THAT MEAN THE VERY MOST THINGS THAT MEAN THE VERY MOST
TO ME NOW, LOOKING BACKWARDS, TO ME NOW, LOOKING BACKWARDS,
HAD I NOT MADE THESE GRAVE HAD I NOT MADE THESE GRAVE
MISTAKES. MISTAKES. YOU KNOW, I WOULDNT HAVE MADE
IT WHERE I AM.ULDNT HAVE MADE IT WHERE I AM.>>WHATS THE DUMBEST THING YOU
EVER DID?THE DUMBEST THING YOU EVER DID? SINCE THE BOOK TITLE JUST SINCE THE BOOK TITLE JUST INVITES THAT QUESTION. INVITES THAT QUESTION. OH, JOANNA, YOU CAN ALSO ANSWER.
>>ILL LET HIM ANSWER.SO ANSWER.>>ILL LET HIM ANSWER.
>>IM NERVOUS.>>IM NERVOUS.
I THINK WHEN THE CAMERAS ARE I THINK WHEN THE CAMERAS ARE
ROLLING, I FEEL LIKE TO SOME ROLLING, I FEEL LIKE TO SOME
EXTENT — LIKE, THIS IS A GOOD EXTENT — LIKE, THIS IS A GOOD
EXAMPLE. EXAMPLE. WHEN THE CAMERAS ARE HERE, AND
THEYRE ON BIG DADDY, I REFER TO THEYRE ON BIG DADDY, I REFER TO
MYSELF IN MY OWN MIND. MYSELF IN MY OWN MIND.
I — I FEEL LIKE ITS DARING ME I — I FEEL LIKE ITS DARING ME
TO DO SOMETHING THATS A LITTLE TO DO SOMETHING THATS A LITTLE
BIT OUTSIDE THE ENVELOPE. BIT OUTSIDE THE ENVELOPE.
AND SO I JUST THINK THAT BECAUSE AND SO I JUST THINK THAT BECAUSE
OF THE WAY THAT WHOLE THING CAME OF THE WAY THAT WHOLE THING CAME
TOGETHER, IT CERTAINLY ALLOWED TOGETHER, IT CERTAINLY ALLOWED
FOR — THERE WAS NEVER A DULL FOR — THERE WAS NEVER A DULL
MOMENT. MOMENT.>>THERE WERE MOMENTS YOURE
LIKE, OH, WHY DID I DO THAT ON LIKE, OH, WHY DID I DO THAT ON
TV? TV? YOU EVER WANT TO RUN OVER AND YOU EVER WANT TO RUN OVER AND GIVE A BIG KISS TO MATT LAUER ON
THE CHEEK? KISS TO MATT LAUER ON THE CHEEK? HES JUST RIGHT OVER THERE.
>>THATS IT.HT OVER THERE.>>THATS IT. THANK YOU, THANK YOU. THANK YOU, THANK YOU.>>IF YOU WANT TO DO SOMETHING!
>>YOU BIG HUNK OF MAN CANDY.G!>>YOU BIG HUNK OF MAN CANDY.
>>ITS SO CUTE.>>ITS SO CUTE. CHIP AND JOANNA, THANK YOU SO
MUCH.AND JOANNA, THANK YOU SO MUCH.
YOULL NEVER REGRET THAT. YOULL NEVER REGRET THAT.
YOU WILL NEVER, NEVER, NEVER YOU WILL NEVER, NEVER, NEVER
REGRET IT. REGRET IT.
THE BOOK IS CALLED “CAPITAL THE BOOK IS CALLED “CAPITAL
GAINES.” GAINES.” RICHARD BRANSON IS OVER THERE.
EVERYONE GETS A KISS!ER THERE.