Chip and Joanna Gaines hosted “Fixer Upper” on HGTV for five successful seasons, before leaving in 2017. They let their viewers know, “This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment.”
There is a rumor the couple left due to the unwavering contract they had with HGTV. Their fame apparently led to the network allowing for a few changes, but they still wanted the Gaineses to work long hours and not make any appearances without their approval.
In a 2020 interview, Chip and Joanna revealed to Inc. Magazine that the increasing demands of their family life could not be upheld alongside “Fixer Upper.” The couple decided to focus on growth within their business and family, and they have no regrets about their decision.