Chip and Joanna Gaines Reveal the Actress Who Helped Them Act More Like Celebrities

Chip and Joanna Gaines rose to fame on HGTV’s Fixer Upper series and quickly claimed a place in the hearts of fans all over the world.

Although they are no longer filming new episodes of their show, they have moved on to a plethora of other projects, and through a blend of brilliant marketing and their own natural sincerity, the Gaines family has become more popular than ever.

Still, they don’t quite consider themselves celebrities, and when it came to a recent red-carpet appearance, they needed a small push from a famous TV star.

Read on to learn how they became famous, what they are working on now, and the celebrity who helped them become comfortable with their superstar status.

How did Chip and Joanna Gaines become so famous?

Chip and Joanna Gaines during a 'Fixer Upper' interview
Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines | Desiree Navarro/WireImage

In 2013, viewers were introduced to Chip and Joanna Gaines, a couple based out of Waco, Texas. Their HGTV show, Fixer Upper, featured the couple working with home buyers in their hometown of Waco.

Once the prospective homebuyers select the home that they want, the Gaines’ get to work renovating and redesigning the property into something truly special. Chip Gaines was in charge of demolition and hands-on renovation, while his wife, Joanna Gaines, designed the interior. 

The show has been widely credited with popularizing the farmhouse design style and elements like shiplap and neutral interior colors. Fixer Upper ran for years before ultimately airing its final season in November 2017.

Although Chip and Joanna Gaines ended that chapter of their lives, they announced that they would continue to be in the public eye, and have been busy working on other projects including their numerous Waco-based businesses. 

Which celebrity helped Chip and Joanna Gaines on the red carpet?

In spite of the fact that Chip and Joanna Gaines are huge stars, beloved by legions of people all over the world, they still consider themselves to be ordinary folks.

In a recent interview, the couple talked about how they were recently honored at the 2019 Time 100 gala. While they were thrilled to be invited to the high-profile New York event, they felt uncomfortable with the prospect of walking the required red carpet. Neither Chip nor Joanna Gaines had any experience with walking and posing for photos on a red carpet.

Still, TV star Sophia Bush swooped in to the rescue, teaching Joanna Gaines how to stand and pose for photos, and even how to tweak her makeup to show off Gaines’s features to their best advantage.

Chip Gaines noted that the few modifications that Sophia Bush had made somehow made his wife look “hotter.” Chip Gaines also jokingly admitted that when it came to his own red-carpet posing, he was a “lost cause.”

What’s next for Chip and Joanna Gaines?

These days, Chip and Joanna Gaines are busier than ever. The couple is working on the latest addition to their “Magnolia” brand of businesses, a boutique hotel that will be based out of Waco. As part of their commitment to keeping things community-based, their hotel will be housed in a renovated building in downtown Waco. 

In addition to their upcoming boutique hotel, the couple owns and operates a coffee shop, a restaurant, a home decor store, and designs a line of home products for Target called “Hearth and Home.”

Joanna Gaines has also written two books, a cookbook, and a home design guide. It’s clear that nothing will stop Chip and Joanna Gaines from creating the life that they always envisioned for themselves.

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