We Finally Know the Gender of Chip and Jo's Baby

'Fixer Upper' fans, rejoice.

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Chip and Joanna Gaines’ next decor project? A nursery, probably: The design duo just revealed that they’re expecting. And now, thanks to an adorable Twitter video, we officially know the gender of the baby: It’s a boy!

The video shows Chip talking to a small and very adorable child named Gage, asking for his advice on picking a name. The couple seems to have a pattern for naming their kids—the girls are named Ella and Emmie; the boys, Drake and Duke—so, when the following exchange occurred, it’s safe to say the cat was conclusively shoved out of the bag.

“We’re just about to have another baby, because Uncle Chip lost his mind,” says Chip in the clip. “Now listen to this—this is important—I can’t think of a ‘D’ name. Can you help me think of a ‘D’ name?”

Gage immediately guessed that this meant they were having a boy (he must be a Fixer Upper fan), to which Chip joked, “Is that a secret? That might not even be allowed on Twitter. You better keep that to yourself, dude.”

He then said something about potentially naming his unborn son Dragon—an option Joanna has thankfully nixed—and as of right now, that’s all we know about Gaines baby number five.

The initial news of the pregnancy first came via an Instagram video posted by Chip, in which the couple hint at exciting news to come in the latest episode of Fixer Upper. And in case there was any confusion about the nature of the news—though we’re not sure how ambiguous cravings for pickles and ice cream can be—Chip further cemented the announcement in a follow-up post.

“Gaines party of 7,” writes Chip in the post, where he and Joanna are showing off their “bumps.” “If you’re still confused… WE ARE PREGNANT.”


Joanna later shared the news on her page as well, showing a sonogram video and including early gender predictions that turned out to be surprisingly accurate.

News of the pregnancy follows the September 2017 announcement that the fifth season of Fixer Upper will be the last. In a blog post explaining why they chose to end the hit show, Chip and Joanna wrote that part of the reason behind the “bittersweet” decision was, in fact, due to wanting to focus on family—a reasoning that makes all the more sense now, given this latest exciting news.

“Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired, and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses,” they wrote.

Despite the end of their show and the pregnancy announcement, the couple is showing no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Joanna’s Magnolia Table cookbook is set to be released on April 24, 2018, and the couple just opened their Waco, Texas restaurant of the same name. Plus, the Gaineses are also moving forward with their celebrated Target collaboration, Hearth and Hand with Magnolia. Check out our favorite picks from their spring line here.

This story was originally published January 3, 2018. It was updated with new information March 8, 2018.

See more Chip and Joanna Gaines news:
Your First Look at Chip and Joanna Gaines’ Spring Target Collection
Chip and Joanna Gaines on How to Use Bold Paint Colors in Your Home
A First Look at Joanna Gaines’ Upcoming Cookbook

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Published on March 08, 2018 - 12:00pm EST

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