Joanna and Chip Gaines share never-before-seen ‘Fixer Upper’ audition tape

TODAY -- Pictured: Chip and Joanna Gaines in Studio 1A on Thursday July 15, 2021 -- (Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images)

Chip and Joanna Gaines share their never-before-seen Fixer Upper audition tape. (Photo: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank by way of Getty Images)

Joanna and Chip Gaines are sharing a glimpse of how they turned well-known.

The couple, whose Magnolia TV community lastly launched this week, launched their 2012 casting tape for Fixer Upper, the HGTV present that catapulted them to fame.

In the never-before-seen video, Chip provides commentary from a bathroom (“How could you not want to watch this show?”) and in any other case hams it up. Jo performs extra of the straight gal, plugging Magnolia and speaking about her design visions and knack for locating distinctive home items. However, she does chortle at her husband’s antics.

“Do you think our on-camera chemistry is coming out?” he requested his spouse at one level within the video.

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Part of the audition tape sees Chip giving commentary from a bathroom. (Screenshot: Magnolia Network)

That chemistry catapulted the Waco, Texas, pair to fame. The pilot aired in May 2013, and the primary season debuted the next yr. The mother and father of 5 labored with purchasers on shopping for and reworking houses on the present, by way of their Magnolia Homes development and design, and it drew excessive scores.

The collection, which noticed them go from a small city design staff to large celebrities, ended in 2018. By then, they’d books, {a magazine}, a restaurant, meals vans, luxurious rental properties, product traces and a baked items line, to call a couple of elements of their large empire. 

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“Do you think our on-camera chemistry is coming out?” Chip requested Joanna within the audition video. (Screenshot: Magnolia Network)

They had been estimated to be price $20 million when Fixer Upper ended, however with the launch of their TV community, all of their holdings are stated to be price in extra greater than a billion {dollars}. The community permits viewers to look at the unique Fixer Upper — in addition to new choices. There’s additionally their spin-off: Fixer Upper Welcome home and she or he has a cooking present, Magnolia Table with Joanna Gaines.

The Gaines’s rise to fame hasn’t been with out controversy. For one, there have been divorce breakup rumors following them for years. (They’ve stated divorce “is not really an option” regardless of a “not perfect” marriage.) Last yr, they addressed previous racism and homophobic allegations.

Magnolia Network, which replaces Discovery’s DIY, was initially slated for a summer time 2020 launch. It was postponed a number of occasions since, together with due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Here’s data on easy methods to tune in.


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