There's just something about Waco, Texas, that works for Chip and Joanna Gaines, whose "Fixer Upper" show on HGTV is a breakout hit. The hometown city has been the base for their various home renovations around Central Texas since the show began airing in 2013.
But if the married hosts and parents of four could consider a new hometown, where would they want to go?
During a recent press conference, the couple mused on that topic and admitted they had some ideas in mind, even if they were a little ... out there, reported People magazine. "Mine would be Las Vegas," Chip confessed, tongue firmly in cheek. "I think the kids would really appreciate it."
The pair have two girls and two boys ranging in age from 6 to 11.
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As for Joanna, her ideal city would be "New York City. I think it would be fun."
But they aren't going anywhere, especially with a houseful of young kids, said Chip. "Anytime we go to the big city — any big city really, but New York specifically — and you see these beautiful little families and they are walking their one little baby, two max, and I'm like, 'What would we do with four kids?' You know, you would lose at least one of those kids every time you walked down to the store and back."
Still, he wouldn't mind checking out other parts of the world. "[Joanna] jokes about New York City and I joke about — mine would be somewhere Caribbean, in Mexico somewhere, South America. We’ve got very different ideas of romance when it comes to that."
And even if they left Texas, you know it'd only be temporary.
"Waco is our meet in the middle spot: half big city, half tropical — maybe not," said Chip. "We talk about it. We’ve been to Kansas City a lot recently and have just fallen in love with that community. Salt Lake, every time we go there it just kind of really inspires us, obviously New York City for Jo. There are a few cities across the country that we would possibly consider if Waco did not work out."
But we think it's working out just fine!
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