Chip Gaines Shares Tweet That Sparked End of ‘Fixer Upper’
Chip and Joanna Gaines, the popular stars of the HGTV series “Fixer Upper” made news recently by announcing the end of their home improvement show.
The couple previously stated that they would be focusing their time and energy on their family and their business: “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 business.”
Now, Chip has revealed the tweet from a customer which made the couple rethink their priorities and ultimately signalled the end of “Fixer Upper.”
According to HelloChristian.com, Chip shared in his book Capital Gaines: Smart Things I Learned Doing Stupid Stuff, that one day he received a tweet from a customer which said, “Hey @chippergaines it’s been 3 weeks, and I still haven’t gotten my wreath. What’s up?!”
Although it may seem like a small tweet among the many that Chip receives, it stuck with him and got him thinking.
“I tried to shake it off, knowing that I couldn’t do anything about it then and that it would have to wait until morning. No luck. I was up all night dwelling on it,” he recalls.
That tweet truly made him realize that “Fixer Upper” was taking away time from their business and the service they wanted to provide to their customers.
“Who else but me should be figuring out what was ailing my growing business, and who else other than me should be ensuring that we moved beyond each and every one of these mistakes?” he asked himself …”Something shifted within me,” he continued. “Suddenly filming the TV show looked like ‘the job’ that had seduced me into giving it my precious time that I had always promised would be reserved for my true loves, my family and my business.”
The final season of “Fixer Upper” began on November 21, 2017.
Photo courtesy: Facebook/Joanna Gaines
Publication date: November 28, 2017