Holding the spark alive! Chip and Joanna Gaines celebrated their 18th wedding ceremony anniversary in Mexico.
Joanna, 43, revealed their getaway with a slideshow by way of Instagram. Photographs and movies, set to James Taylor’s music “Mexico,” confirmed the cookbook writer and Chip, 46, on a tropical getaway. They explored the attractive seaside, chilled by the pool and loved romantic sundown dinners.
“18 years,” the inside designer wrote. “Grateful to be on this journey with you — completely happy anniversary.”
Whereas they each attended Baylor College, the Texans didn’t meet till Chip introduced his automotive into a store the place Joanna labored on the entrance desk in 2001 They received engaged in 2002 and married the subsequent yr in Waco, Texas.
The marriage was held on the Earle Harrison Home, which Joanna described of their 2016 guide, Magnolia Story, as “a historic mansion that appears an terrible lot just like the place we had our first date.”
With a 20-year relationship comes a number of challenges, which the pair have been open about via the years, particularly when it got here to constructing their enterprise empire — which incorporates Silos Baking Co., Magnolia Desk, the Fireplace and Hand line at Goal, Magnolia Community and Magnolia Building.
“I bear in mind moments the place Chip and I might take a look at one another and simply suppose, ‘How are we going to make it?’ Not seeing the top — not understanding you could possibly truly get via it,” Joanna stated throughout a Salesforce digital chat in July 2020. “We might take a look at one another and say can we simply bail and get out, that appeared a lot simpler than having to determine how can we make it via this.”
Nonetheless, she says her husband’s optimistic outlook makes the whole lot simpler. “We leaned on one another’s strengths in these moments of weak point the place I might sometimes solely see the glass half-empty and Chip would see the glass half-full,” the Kansas native defined. “Simply that sort of pondering actually helped me go, ‘OK, I can do that.’”
Along with being enterprise companions, Chip and Joanna are additionally the proud mother and father of 5 youngsters, Drake, 16, Ella, 14, Duke, 13, Emmie, 11, and Crew, 2.
Scroll via to see extra pictures from their child-free anniversary getaway.