Joanna Gaines was born in 1978 in Kansas, United States but grew up in Texas . She was born into the Stevens family as the second child. Her mother was Korean and her father was half German and half Lebanese. Joanna Gaines’ has two sisters named Teresa Ann Criswell and Mary Kay McCall. Criswell is older than Gaines, while McCall is the youngest of the Stevens children
Before she came to limelight she graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Communications. She met her husband Chip Gaines in 2001 and got married in 2003
Chip Gaines according to Wikipedia was born November 14, 1974 (Age 43) while He is actually 47 years old
Chip and Joanna got married in the year 2003, although married they were both broke and didn’t have enough but Joanna opened Magnolia Market and started to work on her interior designs and skills, but due pressure of raising her children Joanna had to close Magnolia Market but the couple both worked hard to build an empire of wealth and affluence for themselves.
From posting her interior designs on her website and also the fact that they had renovated more than a 100 homes, the Gaines were invited to be part of a well known TV series Fixer Upper series on HGTV; during their time on the show, the Gaines made the Fixer Upper TV series the number one show on American Television.
After five of featuring on the Fixer Upper TV series the Gaines had to leave the show to give their family a well deserved attention
Their exit on the show was perceived by many to be a fall to their empire but that wasn’t the case as they increased and became bigger
They kept on doing a couple of series that provided needed knowledge and insight needed to achieve a great home interior with a business complex in Waco, Texas. In addition they authored multiple books, a broad home accessories line, and their very own entertainment network.
All these above-mentioned achievements didn’t stop them in from parenting and nurturing 5 children which are; Drake who is the oldest he was born May 4, 2004 closely followed by Ella Rose, born Oct. 23, 2006, then Duke born May 23, 2008, followed by Emmie Kay born Feb. 1, 2010, and, youngest of them all Crew born June 23, 2018.
They raised their children in the traditional way limiting their time on television, iPad, phones and the likes.
The family had quite a number of rumored divorces but they pulled through and stuck together.
Her likes and personality
Joanna is a big foodie who loves to eat Cinnamon Rolls, Syrian Doughnuts, and Pizza. She is a big lover of neutral shades. She also likes the colors green, blue and black. She loves Taylor Swift’s musics Japanese Food is her favorite cuisine. During her free time, shopping, travelling and reading are her go-to hobbies
The Gaines empire wasn’t without their problems and controversies as there was a lawsuit that came up after a scandal in which Chip’s close ally for Magnolia Real Estate sued him for $1M.
The other scandal that came as a rude shock and got everyone talking was that Joanna Gaines said she was planning to leave the show and go into a new skincare business
She abruptly dismissed the rumors by saying you can’t afford to believe everything you read.
Joanna Gaines is worth 10 million dollars in addition to her husband’s worth, the total net worth of the couple is estimated around 20 million dollars.