Here's How Chip and Joanna Gaines' Kids Really Feel About Being on TV

Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines hints that her kids were part of the reason the show came to an end.

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Celebrities choose to live their lives in the spotlight, but their kids, on the other hand, usually don't get a choice. Take Chip and Joanna Gaines, for example. The couple from Waco, Texas, first found fame in 2013 when their show Fixer Upper premiered on HGTV and became a surprise smash hit. The show often featured the couple's four children: Drake, Ella, Duke, and Emmie. The pair went on to add a fifth child to their family after the final episode of Fixer Upper aired in 2018. At the time they announced the end of the series, Joanna said they were planning to "step back and just get kind of fresh vision, get some rest, but also just hunker down with our kiddos." But soon thereafter, the Gaineses revealed they'd be back with a new Fixer Upper 2.0 on their own network, Magnolia. This time, however, we may be seeing less of the Gaines kids. During a recent interview with People, Joanna shared that her children "don't necessarily love" being on TV, so when it comes to their new series, they'll be doing things a bit differently. Read on for more, and if you love the Gaines' aesthetic, check out these Amazing Home Décor Tips From Joanna Gaines.

For the upcoming revival of Fixer Upper—which will launch in 2021—the Gaines kids may not be so omnipresent. "We want to be smart when it comes to our kids," Joanna told People. "When we first started the show, they were younger, and since they're a part of so much of what we do, it was just organic to include them. But toward the end I started noticing, they don't necessarily love this."

Going forward, the Gaineses are leaving the kids' level of participation up to them. "Now, if they volunteer to be a part, we are more than happy, but we never want to just force it for a scene. They can make that choice. We'll see as much of the kids as they want to give us," Joanna explained.

While some of the Gaines children seem to love the camera, others have tended to shy away from the spotlight. On the new Fixer Upper, fans will see which Gaines kids choose to make an appearance on the show once more. Read on to see how much they've grown up, and for more kids with famous parents, check out Pierce Brosnan's Model Sons Will Totally Remind You of Their Dad.

Read the original article on Best Life.

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Drake Gaines

Drake Gaines
HGTV

Chip and Joanna's oldest, Drake Gaines, was nine years old when Fixer Upper first premiered, and he's now 16.

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Ella Gaines

Ella Gaines
HGTV

Ella Gaines, who often helped her mom on Fixer Upper, is now 14 years old; she was just 6 when the show began.

And for the talents another famous face is passing on to his kids, check out Eva Mendes Says Ryan Gosling Passed This Skill on to Their Daughters.

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Duke Gaines

Duke Gaines
HGTV

Middle child Duke Gaines was five when Fixer Upper premiered, and he's now 12 years old.

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Emmie Gaines

Emmie Gaines
HGTV

When the show first aired, little Emmie Gaines was three years old and the youngest Gaines child. She's now 10 years old and she's not the youngest anymore!

And for one celebrity kid who has fun with the camera, check out Kate Hudson's Lookalike Son Does a Hilarious Impersonation of Her.

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Crew Gaines

Crew Gaines
Instagram

The new baby of the family, Crew Gaines, was born after Fixer Upper wrapped. He's now two years old.

And to see how other famous parents handle their motley crews, check out The 2 Surprising Words Matthew McConaughey Won't Let His Kids Say.

Allie Hogan
Allie Hogan is a Brooklyn based writer currently working on her first novel. Read more
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