They’re in seventh heaven! Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines welcomed their fifth child, a baby boy, on Saturday, June 23. The couple shared the joyous news on social media.
“And then there were 5. The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger!” Chip tweeted. “10 beautiful toes and 10 beautiful fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great! #blessedBeyondBelief.”
And then there were 5.. The Gaines crew is now 1 stronger! 10 beautiful toes and 10 beautiful fingers all accounted for, and big momma is doing great! #blessedBeyondBelief
— Chip Gaines (@chipgaines) June 23, 2018
After announcing they were expanding their precious brood with a cheeky Instagram post in January, Joanna, 40, has kept fans in the loop about her baby bump — and Chip, 43, has even quipped about his own growing belly.
“Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT),” Chip captioned the funny picture of him and the mom-to-be showing off their stomachs.
While the name of the newborn has not yet been confirmed, he joins brothers Drake, 13, and Duke, 9, and sisters Ella Rose, 11, and Emmie Kay, 8.
The birth is the latest excitement for the family that has had a very busy year already. They made the decision to wrap their hugely popular HGTV show Fixer Upper after five seasons in April, and while Joanna shared in a April 3 blog post that the ending was bittersweet, she made clear that it was time to focus on her kiddos:
“For us, the end of this final season marks the beginning of a new one. If you would have told me that I’d end this season of the show pregnant with our fifth baby, I would’ve laughed. Like the entire Fixer Upper opportunity as a whole, life has a way of surprising us. With our little ones getting bigger, we had this gut feeling that it was time to step back and focus on them and our businesses here in Waco, Texas. And although that’s why we thought we decided to step away from the show, we now realize with this little one on the way that there was a bigger plan in place for us all along.”
Congratulations to the happy family!