Joanna and Chip Gaines: It's Over!*

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* Professionally, that is.

With Chip Gaines having just released a new book, the HGTV star and his beloved wife have been sitting for a number of promotional interviews this week.

Joanna and Chip Gaines on TV

Plenty has been revealed in these segments, but perhaps the most intriguing tidbit of all is Chip's admission that he'd be open to a return to television.

Under one condition, that is: Joanna isn't invited!

Asked by Daily Pop host Justin Sylvester whether he could envision himself starring on another series down the line, Chip said the following:

"It would have to be a show where it would be me, just all by myself - that could be a thing that I would be interested in."

He may have been joking, but he may also just be interested in branching out a bit.

Chip and Joanna shocked and saddened fans this month when they announced Fixer Upper was coming to an end after Season 5.

Asked about that decision in this interview, Joanna referenced her four children and stated:

"Our kids are getting older for us and time seems to be slipping away faster, so I think we wanted to take a step back and get refreshed and focus on what's next for us."

The stars are parents to Drake, 12; Ella, 11; Duke, 9 and Emmie Kay, 7.

Fixer Upper Duo

In addition to Fixer Upper, which is HGTV's top-rated program, the twosome have quite an empire.

There's the home improvement business... their Magnolia Market store... their magazine, The Magnolia Journal ... and retail collaborations, including a partnership with Target.

There have also been rumors of relationship tension between Chip and Joanna because the Internet can't help but speculate on the status of famous couples.

And while Chip has shot down such chatter in the past, he actually gave it a "little credence" in speaking with The Today Show on Tuesday.

"For us, the most important thing in the world is Jo and I's relationship, followed very quickly by these four beautiful kids [of ours]," he said, adding:

"We didn't want to push it, to redline it for so long that we woke up and realized we are at a point of no return.

"We wanted to take a step back and focus on what is absolutely the most important thing to us."

Chip, Joanna

The Capital Gaines author continued:

"People in our inner circle, I tell them we're as healthy as we've ever been. I just didn't want to keep pushing this envelope to the fullest extent.

"We're really thankful that we had the opportunity to step back and take a break."

Things certainly do sound fine and dandy between the parents of four.

Consider Joanna's caption to a new Instagram photo of herself, her husband and his book:

This guy right here... I get to live life with him. I get to hear his thoughts and benefit from his wisdom and encouragement on a daily basis.

The reason I am who I am today is because Chip pushed me to go for it. People think of him as a jokester, and he is. It’s a huge part of why I fell in love with him in the first place.

But he is so much more than that.

He is the ultimate cheerleader, coach and dream maker. I am so thrilled that his book releases today mostly because I believe it holds truth that the world is in desperate need of. I am always proud to be Chip’s wife but today more than ever. I know this book was a true labor of love.

Well done, Chip Carter Gaines!

Yeah. It's safe to say these two are happy.

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