On Sunday, the 45-year-old doting husband shared an old photograph from their wedding day as he showered his wife Joanna Gaines with compliments and love on social media.
Congratulations are in order as Chip and Joanna Gaines recently celebrated 17 years of marriage. On Sunday, the 45-year-old doting husband shared an old photograph from their wedding day as he showered his wife with compliments and love on social media. Dedicating an adorable message for his beautiful partner, Chip wrote: Everything about you has made everything about me better. And 17 years later I’m still learning from and loving on the most incredible woman in the world. Concluding the post, he shared: After all these years Joanna Lea Stevens, you really are the girl of my dreams.. Happy 17th sweet girl. I love you.
The couple, who starred in the American reality television show about home design and renovation called Fixer Upper, met in 2001 when Joanna was working at her father's auto shop in Waco, Texas. At the time, Chip was juggling a few small businesses. Despite having different personalities, a shy Joanna found herself immediately attracted to Chip's unconventional outlook on life his huge personality. During a 2016 interview with PEOPLE, the 42-year-old spoke about the early days of her relationship with Chip. "Match made in heaven is not the term you would use to describe us. But when we mixed our personalities together, it created a spark," she said. Soon after they began dating and Joanna knew that Chip was the man her dreams and two years later, they tied the knot.
According to PEOPLE, they celebrated their honeymoon in New York and named their first child Drake, after the hotel they stayed in. Now, they are proud parents of 15-year-old Drake, 13-year-old Ella, 11-year-old Duke, 10-year-old Emmie, and Crew, who will turn 2 this July. So many years after their marriage, Joanna says that her husband encourages her to be the best version of herself. "If it were just up to me I would stay in a cubicle and file paper. But Chip has always pushed me to be the best me. I said I wanted to learn the drums once, and the next day there was a full set in the house. He empowers me to be confident," she shared.
In the 2018 summer issue of their Magnolia Journal magazine, Joanna shared that the secret behind their fiery romance- which burns bright even after more than a decade of their marriage- is them still prioritizing themselves no matter what. "Chip and I have a standing date night once a week," she disclosed. "We usually choose to stay close to home and rotate through our favorite dinner spots [in Clifton, Texas]." Joanna credits her husband for encouraging her to follow her dreams and together became the home improvement moguls they are today. From being small business owners, the couple has established quite a name for themselves in construction and design work.
Of course, it wasn't easy to get to where they were and Joanna was aware of it. But with their undying commitment and excellent teamwork, the pair achieved what they had set out to do. Initially, she began helping Chip flip homes and they had many arguments that they eventually overcame. "Early on we had our fair share of fights and figuring out where the boundaries were," said Joanna. "He’s good at the big picture, and he’s good at risk. I like the details." Apart from their 17 year anniversary, Joanna has managed to achieve another milestone. The mother of five released her Magnolia Table, Volume 2 cookbook in April, and revealed how her children helped her out a lot while narrowing down the recipes for the book. "We have always raised the kids to be thankful for what’s served. It can be a struggle, but when I cook something, I tend to just cook it, and hopefully, they will eat it. They give me feedback," she said.