Chip Gaines Explains the Meaning Behind Magnolia During Series Finale of HGTV's 'Fixer Upper'
It’s official everyone, HGTV’s Fixer Upper has come to an end after five seasons and 79 episodes. Cue weepy moment of silence. That’s right, Chip and Joanna Gaines—the house flipping experts we know and love—are closing this chapter of their lives, but not without revealing to everyone the meaning behind one major family memento. Leave it to Chip Gaines to give us all the feels—just keep the tissues coming people.
It didn’t take long for us to fall head-over-heels as the contractor, designer power couple began to take over Waco (as well as America), creating a Magnolia empire.
You know, Magnolia Market, Magnolia Journal, Magnolia Table, Magnolia House, Magnolia Farm—this list goes on forever. Well, during the Tuesday night episode, Chip gathered all four kids (soon to be five) to explain the romantic reason why magnolia trees are cherished in their family.
"You know what’s interesting about a magnolia tree?" Chip asked his children. "One of mama and I’s first dates, I climbed up a magnolia tree and I pulled her off a magnolia bloom, and I gave it to her.”
A family dream built off love, respect, and kindness—what resembles the Gaines crew better than that?
Chip continued to explain to the viewers, "We love magnolia trees. It really embodies our company. It’s basically become our mascot. So, every project we do, we love to plant a magnolia gem."
How precious? It only felt right that the family planted a magnolia tree on their final Fixer Upper property.
As HGTV sends the Gaines' off into the Waco sunset in this amazing tweet, fans everywhere are dealing with the hard fact that it's time to move on:
This calls for a Fixer Upper support group—we will all get through this together!