Where did she grow up?
Joanna Gaines was born on the 19th April 1978, in Kansas, USA, but grew-up in Waco, Texas, where she was raised alongside two sisters by their father, Jerry Stevens, who is half Lebanese and half German, and mother Nan Stevens, who is Korean, so she is of mixed ethnicity. Her father was the owner of an automobile business, with which she helped him a lot as a girl. However, her interests in design were more developed than in her father’s business. Her sisters are Teresa Criswell and Mary Kay McCall, who appeared in the first episode of her show.
Who is Joanna Gaines?
Joana is known as a television personality, who is probably best recognized for hosting HGTV’s reality television series “Fixer Upper” (2013-2018), which she created together with her husband Chip Gaines, moreover, they are co-owners of the multi-faceted Magnolia Market.
Education and Life before Fame
Regarding her education, Joanna graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Communications in 2001, right after which she moved to New York City to pursue her career as a designer. Prior to becoming a popular television personality and designer, Joanna worked at “all-you-can-eat” buffet, which she currently owns with her husband. Afterwards, she was briefly the owner of a boutique.
Although Joanna did not have previous experience in the field of design, she had a lot of luck in pursuing her dream job as she met her future husband, Chip Gaines, who was also interested in design and construction and with whom she started her career. The two launched their own store, called Magnolia Market, and started selling their own products.
Magnolia Homes and “Fixer Upper”After they married and welcomed their children, Joanna and Chip decided to close the store to focus on their family; however, they focused on the construction business – Magnolia Homes, renovating houses in Waco, around where they lived. Soon the creative couple caught the attention of television producer Katie Neff, and was offered their own reality television home renovation show. Entitled “Fixer Upper”, it debuted on the HGTV channel in 2013, and she became the co-host alongside her husband, which increased enormously not only their popularity, but also their net worth. It follows the two of them in remodeling, designing and renovating old houses for future sale.
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I can't believe tonight marks our very last episode of Fixer Upper. This picture is of us filming our pilot in 2012 and then our last scene of fixer in 2017. What a journey this has been! Check out my blog to read an update from us and to see what's on the horizon for our family and Magnolia as we move forward. The end is bittersweet, but we are excited for what's to come. Tune in tonight for the series finale on HGTV @ 9/8c! #fixerupper (link in profile)
When the show came along, in 2014 the couple decided to reopen Magnolia Market, then two years later, they launched a bed-and-breakfast called The Magnolia House as well as their own lifestyle magazine “The Magnolia Journal”. Eventually in 2018 they announced that the show would be cancelled, so the final episode was released in April. Thanks to their accomplishments, the couple was nominated for Critics’ Choice Television Award for Best Reality Show Host(s), while the show won a nomination for Critics’ Choice Television Award in the category for Best Structured Reality Series, both in 2018.
To speak further about Joanna’s career, she has also become known as an author, co-writing the book “The Magnolia Story” (2016) with her husband. Most recently, she published “Magnolia Table: A Collection Of Recipes For Gathering” in 2018, while her third book entitled “Homebody: A Guide To Creating Spaces You Never Want To Leave” will be released in November of 2018. Her net worth will certainly be increased.
Joanna Gaines Net WorthHer career started in 2001, and she has become an active member of several industries, although primarily known for being a television host. So, if you ever wondered how rich Joanna Gaines is, it has been estimated by authoritative sources that the total size of her net worth is over $8 million, accumulated through her successful careers.
— Joanna Gaines (@joannagaines) August 4, 2018
Personal Life, Children and Magnolia Foundation
Regarding her personal life, Joanna Gaines has been married to Chip Gaines since the 31st March of 2003, when the couple tied the knot at a wedding ceremony held in the Earle Harrison House in Waco, Texas, after dating fopr a year They are blessed with five children – three boys and two girls, and their current residence is in Waco, where they live on a farm. Jeanna and Chip established Magnolia Foundation, a charitable organization which provides help to youth development, orphan care, community restoration and family housing.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
Speaking about her appearance, Joanna is apparently a beautiful woman with long dark brown hair and dark brown eyes. She has an amazing figure based on a height of 5ft 7ins (1.70m) and weight reputed to be around 121lbs (55kgs), while her vital statistics are 32-26-35.
Social Media Presence
In addition to her involvement in the entertainment industry, Joanna is an active member across many of the most popular social media sites, on which she promotes her current projects and frequently posts photos from her private life. She has more than 8.4 million followers on her official Instagram account, and more than 1.2 million on her official Twitter account. Moreover, she also runs a blog on the website of Magnolia store.