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In this March 29, 2016 photo, Joanna Gaines, left, and Chip Gaines pose for a portrait in New York to promote their home improvement show, "Fixer Upper," on HGTV. (Photo by Brian Ach/Invision/AP)

‘Fixer Upper’ stars Chip and Joanna Gaines are expecting their fifth child


The stars of HGTV’s popular reality television series “Fixer Upper” are expecting their fifth child together.

Chip Gaines on Tuesday announced that he and his wife, Joanna Gaines, are expecting the seventh member of their family.

“Gaines party of 7 .. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT),” he wrote in an Instagram post.

Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT) @joannagaines

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The couple also posed together in a photo which featured Chip Gaines jokingly holding a fake baby bump in contrast to his wife’s real one.

Chip Gaines, 43, and Joanna Gaines, 39, already have four children: Drake Gaines, 12, Ella Gaines, 11, Duke Gaines, 9 and Emmie Gaines, 7.

The family’s announcement about a new member followed a new episode of “Fixer Upper” on HGTV Tuesday evening.

The episode featured Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines fixing up a house for the latter’s sister and her husband, who are expecting their sixth child.

“Fixer Upper” has been a ratings bonanza for HGTV, and it features Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines working to ramshackle houses into attractive dream homes.

The Gaines family lives on a 40-acre farm outside of Waco, Texas, and they have since created a vast business empire centered on their show.

Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines own Magnolia Homes, a design and real estate company, as well as retail and magazine businesses.

The pair have also penned best-selling books, and they additionally boast popular home goods and paint lines.

Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines shocked their fans, however, by revealing last year that the fifth season of “Fixer Upper” would mark the show’s end.

“It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that Season 5 of ‘Fixer Upper’ will be our last,” they wrote on their blog last September.

“Our family has grown up alongside yours, and we have felt you rooting us on from the other side of the screen,” the two added.

“How bittersweet to say goodbye to the very thing that introduced us all in the first place.”

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