On Tuesday evening, the final episode of “Fixer Upper” aired on HGTV, ending a 5-year run for the popular reality show.
Chip and Joanna Gaines, who are the show’s two co-hosts, announced last September that the 5th season would be the final one for the Texas-based show. At the time, the couple issued a statement in which they said that, while ending the show was not an easy decision, they strongly believed that it was the right one. They also said that it would be bittersweet to say goodbye. They went on to deny rumors that their marriage was in trouble, saying that it was never in better shape. They further denied that they were ending the show because of any other scandalous reason.
Joanna Gaines, in a recent blog post, stated that the couple will still be building and renovating homes in the Waco area, and that she will soon be publishing a cookbook called Magnolia Table. The couple will also soon be opening a restaurant under the same name, and will also be involved in various home projects.
The couple tweeted during the airing of the final episode, expressing disbelief that the show was really over. Many fans also took to Twitter, to say goodbye to their favorite show.
One viewer said that she couldn’t believe that she was crying over the ending of a HGTV show, and added that if someone had told her 10 years ago she would be doing this, she would have punched this person in the face. Other viewers simply expressed dismay that the show was really over.
Celebrities also took to Twitter to wish the show goodbye. Among those doing so was NFL star J. J. Watt, who thanked the couple for taking him and everyone else on a incredible journey.