This will come as shocking and sad news for fans (and for HGTV), but Chip and Joanna Gaines have announced the upcoming season of their smash hit show “Fixer Upper” will be their last. The show has made the couple into beloved TV stars, wealthy entrepreneurs, and easily the most famous couple in Waco, Texas. So why walk away at its peak? Because unlike many celebrities, they know that some things are more important than TV stardom.

They say their family is healthy and their marriage has never been stronger. But their lives aren’t led by fame, money or pop culture, they are led by Jesus Christ. They said, “This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment. Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses."

I’m sure all their fans wish them the best, even if they’ll miss the show. Here’s hoping they enjoy the rest and the time with their family, and will someday decide to return to TV if it again feels right for them. Television not only needs the kind of entertainment they offer, it’s in even more desperate need of role models like them.

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  • Vicki Kuhl

    10/08/2017 04:22 PM

    I haven't had a chance to watch this past season so I am actually looking forward to "two" more seasons with this lovely family. I should say, as long as Chip doesn't eat any more cockroaches! Www! Gag...wish the best for them and hope someone picks up the torch to carry on the values.

  • Audrey Skarness

    10/06/2017 07:27 PM

    It was announced one place that Ms. Gaines had developed a new type face cream and she was going to make her millions off of the product, so she had no need to repair houses any more.

  • Helen Feldman

    10/06/2017 03:33 PM

    This couple is an inspiration to all who value what life has to offer. They live their values, something so many have forgotten to do, even those in their senior years. We used to learn wisdom from them, but so few offer it any more. Best of luck and good health to the Gaines family.

  • Darlene Durling

    10/06/2017 10:21 AM

    This move to end their show for now reflects their obedience and devotion to God. I congratulate them for blending entertainment with sound values and principles.
    We need more role models like them!
    Although I will miss them, I admire their decision and wish them well.

  • Marcia Patrick

    10/06/2017 08:32 AM

    I will dearly miss their show but love how they put God and family first. God Bless Jo and Chip and their family.