Surprising Reasons Joanna Gaines Might Be Excited for Her Show to End

While we’re sad to see Fixer Upper come to an end, there’s one person who might not be. Sure, she’s probably going to miss the film crew and on-camera fun, but there are many aspects of the show Joanna Gaines can likely live without (and is excited to do so).

Find out why Joanna Gaines might consider the final season of Fixer Upper a happy ending, ahead.

1. No more long hours of filming

Chip and Joanna Gaines being interviewed

One season of Fixer Upper takes a whopping 11 months to film. | Joanna Gaines via Facebook

The show may only be an hour, but the actual filming takes a long time. And Joanna Gaines might be excited to say goodbye to Fixer Upper for that reason. More hours spent filming behind-the-scenes footage andinterviews means less time spent with her family or on other projects.

In addition to long hours, one season of Fixer Upper takes 11 months to film. That’s a huge time commitment!

Next: Having your own show isn’t as fun as it looks.

2. Less time in the spotlight

Chip and Joanna Gaines in a photoshoot

Being in the public eye doesn’t come naturally to her. | Joanna Gaines via Facebook

For the most part, Chip and Joanna Gaines receive a lot of love from the media. But there has also been some backlash. Stepping away from TV means stepping away from the spotlight — or at least spending less time in it. And, for Joanna, that is a huge win. She’s a self-proclaimed introvert, so being in the spotlight doesn’t come naturally to her.

With her show ending, she will have more time to hide away in her farmhouse and do the things she loves.

Next: Speaking of her farmhouse …

3. She will be able to spend more time with her family

Joanna Gaines and her son

She puts her family first. | Joanna Gaines via Facebook

Her family always comes first, but having a successful TV show can certainly get in the way of that. And her kids have started to feel the effect of that. In an interview with People, Chip recalls their kids asking, “Mom and Dad, do you guys have to film again today? When is this going to be over?”

With a little one on the way and four others that are growing up fast, Joanna is looking forward to spending more time with her babies.

Next: How she’s putting her family first

4. A more normal life for her kids

Joanna Gaines interview with her son at her feet

She wants to keep her kids out of the spotlight. | Joanna Gaines via Facebook

Speaking of her kids, Joanna hopes to keep their lives as normal as possible — so much so that they don’t have a TV in the house and don’t watch Fixer Upper. She’s tried to keep them out of the spotlight as much as possible, but the older they get, the harder it is to do so.

No more filming means more time spent with her kids and a chance for them to lead a more normal life together.

Next: Her hobbies matter to her.

5. She’ll have more time for gardening

Joanna Gaines with plants

She loves being a plant lady. | Joanna Gaines via Facebook

It’s no secret Joanna loves gardening. She dedicated an episode of Fixer Upper to her garden renovation, uses her harvest in some of Magnolia Table’s menu items, and wears her I love plants shirt often. The end of her show means more time spent doing the things she loves, such as gardening!

Next: Her pregnancy came at the perfect time.

6. She won’t have to juggle filming and caring for a newborn

Chip and Joanna Gaines posing for a photo outside

She’ll get to spend time with her new baby. | Joanna Gaines via Facebook

Joanna’s pregnancy could not have come at a better time. With her show ending, the soon-to-be mother of five will not only have more time with her kids, but won’t have to juggle taking care of a newborn and a grueling film schedule.

Next: Fixer Upper isn’t the last we’ll see of Joanna Gaines.

7. More opportunities

Joanna Gaines craft project

She’ll continue to design. | Joanna Gaines via Facebook

The end of Fixer Upper doesn’t mean the end of Joanna Gaines. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. With more time on her plate, Joanna will not only continue renovating homes and running her businesses in Waco, Texas, she will have more time for fun opportunities, such as furniture and rug collections. Not to mention Chip and Joanna’s Target collection just keeps getting better.

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