Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines can thank a tire commercial for their nearly 20-year relationship, the couple revealed during the day an appearance on April 4, 2022 in “The Drew Barrymore Show”.
Joanna starred in a commercial that “every man in the central Texas area saw,” according to Chip. He explained that there was something “insatiable” about “watching tire technology coming out of those lips”.
The couple first met face to face in her father’s tire shop. “I was walking out when he came in the door,” Joanna said. “And me, kind of my personality, I just walk right out the door. And he says, ‘Wait, wait, wait, you’re the girl in the commercial.’ And immediately I roll my eyes. I’m like, ‘Oh, he’s one of those guys.’”
But he won her over after escorting her outside for her break. “So we talk for about an hour and he leaves and I’m like, ‘Oh, that was a cute guy. He was a great customer,'” she continued. “I actually went to his, I looked at the system and wanted to see how much Chip Gaines was putting into my dad’s tire shop. … He has paid all his statements, his bills.”
Fast forward, Chip and Joanna Gaines have five children. Following the success of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper,” they built a prosperous empire in their town of Waco, Texas that included the Magnolia Network, home decor, and a shopping mall.
But their romance almost ended after just one date, thanks to a game Chip was playing.
Chip spoke during their first date
The Never Been Kissed actress asked the home improvement experts about their first date.
“There’s this little house that looked like they were going to do a buffet style and home cooking style dinner on the weekends and you would leave and it was this beautiful bed and breakfast but they would only serve dinner,” he said Joanna Barrymore on her first date. “And we just, all I remember is Chip talking. I don’t think maybe I said two things because he just talked and talked. And it wasn’t like chatter, talk, talk, talk. It was just everything he said that was so interesting to me.”
Chip played games after their first date
So Joanna was surprised when he didn’t call for three months. The author of Who You Were Made to Be explained, “So I don’t call him and three months later he calls me and he’s like, ‘Okay, I’m done with these games.’ I’m sitting here thinking, ‘What games?’”
As it turns out, Joanna was unknowingly in a chicken game.
“I picked the wrong girl to play this game, I have to say,” admitted the No Pain No Gaines writer. “Long story short, you go on a date and then you play a little game with your boyfriend. So I wanted to see how long it would be before she called me back. But then I ran into a wall. Months and months go by and my boyfriend and I are like, ‘What’s going on?’”
“That’s probably why I never had a boyfriend, because I would never call. I mean I was so traditional. It all makes sense now,” Joanna quipped.
When he finally called, the couple made a date for a basketball game. A year later they were engaged.
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