Joanna And Chip Gaines Debate Over D Names

Chip and Joanna Gaines are known for their honest and loving relationship-- but even they cannot agree on everything.

The couple, who are expecting a baby boy, have not yet settled on a name that will make them both happy.

"House divided," Chip quipped on TODAY.

“I say he got the boy, so I get to pick the name,”  Joanna remarked in response.


The Gaines family already has four children in their brood: Drake (13), Ella (11), Duke (9), and Emmie (8). If they stick with the current theme, than having the baby boy's name start with a "D" makes perfect sense.

Although this is her fifth pregnancy, Joanna penned in a note to fans that it is different this time around. “Since it’s been over eight years since I was pregnant with [daughter Emmie Kay, 7] I joke with my friends that it feels like it’s my first time being pregnant,” she said.

In reference to how her four children are taking the news she explained, "They love my growing belly (and boy is it growing), and they cannot wait to meet him. I truly believe this baby is a gift from God for our family in this season.”

The couple's HGTV series Fixer Upper recently finished its final season. The show is one of the highest rated shows on the network, and pushed the famous duo into instant fame. Nearly 4.5 million viewers have watched this Gaines family's meteoric rise from a small town business to a name brand. Fans were heartbroken when the cancellation news was announced and tabloids rushed to speculate on the couple's marriage.

In their blog, however, Chip and Joanna clarified their reasoning saying, “Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger. This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment.”

When pregnancy rumors were confirmed a few months after, it all started to make a little more sense to those who have been watching.

A statement on the couple's website clarified further, “Our plan is to take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses.”

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