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January 16, 2018

7 fascinating facts about Chip and Joanna's wedding


7 fascinating facts about Chip and Joanna’s wedding

With a fifth baby on the way, Chip and Joanna Gaines couldn’t be happier, but…


With a fifth baby on the way, Chip and Joanna Gaines couldn’t be happier, but it wasn’t so long ago their family included just two. The HGTV stars had sidestepped a series of missed connections (they both attended Baylor University, but never met) and dating snafus (he showed up over an hour late to the first date — and didn’t call for months!) to become the beloved couple they are today.

The former Fixer Upper hosts first met in 2001, when Joanna worked behind the counter at her dad’s tire shop. She had appeared on the store’s local TV ads, and Chip admitted to frequenting the Firestone franchise until he finally got the chance to try his pick-up line on her: “Hey, you’re the girl from the commercials.”

Punctuality aside, the first date went swimmingly, but Chip waited as long as possible to meet up again because of a bet with a roommate. “I’d made a bet with John to see who could hold out the longest before calling our dates back,” Chip writes in The Magnolia Story. “I really wanted that fifty dollars from John! That’s the only reason I didn’t call.”

After that, the duo hit it off, and it was only a matter of months until Chip popped the question. With their 15th anniversary on the horizon, here’s everything we know about their big day:


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7 fascinating facts about Chip and Joanna’s wedding


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