Joanna Gaines has great genes! The Fixer Upper alum shared a rare picture of her parents Nan and Jerry Stevens on Monday, November 12.
In the throwback photo posted on Instagram, a shirtless Jerry sat on top of a Jeep with Nan, who was sporting rose-tinted sunglasses. The snap was taken when Jerry was stationed in North Korea during the Vietnam War.
The couple met at a social gathering in Seoul, Korea, and tied the knot in 1972. “Interesting enough, the way my mother tells it, she spotted my dad sitting off by himself in a corner at that party and said to a friend of hers, ‘That’s the man I’m going to marry,’” Joanna, 40, revealed in her book, The Magnolia Story. “Her friends thought she was crazy, but she says she just knew.”
Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines on Instagram
Chip Gaines and Joanna Gaines on Instagram
This is 40. And I like it... #pregnantandforty #anddoughnuts
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)
We can’t believe tonight’s the series finale of #FixerUpper. What a ride it’s been! I'll be sharing some blasts from the past today leading up to the final episode at 9/8c on HGTV.
I can't believe there are only TWO fixer uppers left?! I love tonight's episode!! See Chip's dream of owning a breakfast joint turn into a reality with this giant renovation. Watch tonight at 9/8c @hgtv #magnoliatable #fixerupper
What an amaizng weekend with the @timtebowfoundation ✨ Thank you for giving hope and love to so many #ttfgolf2018
Tonight's episode is another favorite of mine because it's a personal project here at the farm. I can't wait for you to see this beautiful reveal! #fixerupper 9/8c @hgtv ❤️
Tonight’s going to be a very special episode! We partnered with @timtebow and the @timtebowfoundation to help an amazing family here in Waco. You won’t want to miss it!! @hgtv 9/8 CT. #fixerupper | Photo courtesy of @HGTV
The restaurant is getting so close. Magnolia Table will be open soon and we can’t believe it?!? Chip + Jo=❤️
Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT) @joannagaines
This guy right here... I get to live life with him. I get to hear his thoughts and benefit from his wisdom and encouragement on a daily basis. The reason I am who I am today is because Chip pushed me to go for it.
People think of him as a jokester, and he is. It’s a huge part of why I fell in love with him in the first place. But he is so much more than that. He is the ultimate cheerleader, coach and dream maker.
I am so thrilled that his book releases today mostly because I believe it holds truth that the world is in desperate need of. I am always proud to be Chip’s wife but today more than ever. I know this book was a true labor of love. Well done, Chip Carter Gaines! #CapitalGaines @chipgaines
What a day!! #CapitalGaines #booktournyc @chipgaines
What a night ✨✨ #silobration
Today we got to take a walk down memory lane with the crew... remember this house?! This was the first home we shot for our #fixerupper pilot episode five years ago! My how time flies 📺
Thank you all for watching, caring and cheering us on these past few years. We are overwhelmed by your support and your kindness. You have become a part of our story forever. Season 5 of Fixer Upper is scheduled to start airing in November and we really have saved the best for last! (To see the full announcement about our finale season, visit magnoliamarket.com/blog)
Congratulations to my Chipstarter winners! Some may say 6 out of 2,700 is lucky.. around here we call that a miracle and I’m honored to be a small part of your story moving forward. Thank you to everyone who took the time to share your dream with me.
Capital Gaines is officially out tomorrow, so go pick up a copy and keep working towards that dream of yours. #CapitalGaines (link to winning videos in my profile)
Jo has poured her heart and soul into this new line, Hearth & Hand with Magnolia available at Target November 5th. We're here with Bullseye at Target HQ today announcing it to all of their team members! I wrote down all my thoughts about this project on the blog—go check it out. #HearthAndHand (Link in profile)
@U2 tonight - I have a feeling this is going to be a good one. #U2TheJoshuaTree2017
Another #fixerupper reveal down today for Season five! @hgtv #season5iscoming
Was trying to make a video for a friend this morning with @chippergaines .... his tutorial was 👍🏽 #🤡
Once a design assistant, always a design assistant. I've got the best job in the world! #fixerupper #season5iscoming
I've got you babe! #season5iscoming #fixerupper 📹: @huntybuns
Out on a hot date last night! @joannagaines loves to drive, so I usually let her.. but road trips, those are mine!
"We were together. I forget the rest." - Walt Whitman & @jimmydon522 Happy Valentine's Day @joannagaines
He competes with the view. Man bun, tube socks, adult onesie and all... He still looks mighty fine to me❤️#workcation #bookcamp
That was a fun date night ❤️@chippergaines @u2
Today started off with me holding one of our new baby goats and counting chickens... I knew it was going to be a good one. THANK YOU for all the kind words and birthday wishes ❤❤❤
Watch an all new #fixerupper tonight!! 9/8c @hgtv
Happpppy New Year!!! 2017!! #adultonesies @chippergaines
Tonight is an all new special episode! It's the season four Clip show- full of out takes, bloopers and behind the scenes footage. You won't want to miss! 9/8c @hgtv
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In her New York Times bestseller, Joanna revealed that Jerry and Nan weren’t always so happy together. “From what they’ve told me, they actually had a rocky marriage for several years,” the former HGTV personality wrote. “There were times, they say, when they didn’t think they would make it because all they did was fight.”
But the pair worked through their issues and in 2016 Joanna Instagrammed that “they’ve never been stronger.”
Joanna and husband Chip Gainesowe their marriage to Jerry! Joanna was working at her dad’s Firestone Tire Store in Waco, Texas, in 2001 when customer Chip, now, 40, walked into the shop! The couple tied the knot in 2003, and are parents of Drake, Ella, 11, Duke, 10, Emmie Kay 8, and 5-month-old baby boy Crew.
The former HGTV personalities announced earlier this month that they will be returning to television with their own Discovery network show. Fixer Upper premiered in 2013 and the finale aired in April 2018.
“I think we’re gonna really carve it out in a way that really makes sense to us and our family,” Chip explained on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “It’s gonna be filmed a lot in Waco, Texas, so we don’t have to travel a lot.”
Celebrities who served in the U.S. armed forces
Celebrities who served in the U.S. armed forces
Well before he would become "Star Wars" villain Kylo Ren, Adam Driver served in the Marine Corps. He joined not long after Sept. 11, 2001. He has said that post-service, while studying drama at Juilliard, he had difficulty relating to other students and adjusting to a life outside the Marines. He now runs the non-profit Arts in the Armed Forces.
Actor-comedian Rob Riggle served in the Marine Corps Reserve for 23 years, during which time he was sent to Liberia, Kosovo, Afghanistan and Albania and became the rank of lieutenant colonel. By the time he retired in 2013, he had been awarded a slew of military achievement medals. Notably, he served even while starring on "SNL" and "The Daily Show."
Drew Carey enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps in 1981 and served for six years.
Ice-T joined the army in 1977, where he served for more than two years in the 25th Infrantry Division. In 1979 he was honorably discharged because he was a single father.
After leaving college, "U Can't Touch This" rapper MC Hammer served in the U.S. Navy for three years before he was honorably discharged.
Morgan Freeman served in the Air Force starting in 1955, spending four years there and ultimately rising to the rank of Airman 1st Class.
Singer Shaggy enlisted in the Marine Corps in 1988 and served during the Persian Gulf War. He achieved the rank of lance corporal.
Before he would become one of the country's most beloved filmmakers, Mel Brooks served in the army as a corporal, where he defused land mines during World War II.
Johnny Carson joined the U.S. Navy in June of 1943. He was en route to the combat zone on a ship when the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki ended World War II in 1945.
Willie Nelson joined the Air Force in 1950, serving for about nine months.
James Earl Jones was commissioned after the end of the Korean War. He became a first lieutenant.
"It's A Wonderful Life" star Jimmy Stewart had an extensive military career, and was already famous by the time he joined the armed forces. A talented flier, he became a war pilot before he was drafted in 1940. Initially rejected because he didn't weigh enough, Stewart beefed up before successfully enlisting and continued to serve well beyond the end of World War II.
Bob Newhart was drafted into the army and served during the Korean War.
Comedian Sinbad served in the Air Force while simultaneously perfecting his stand-up routines, he has said.
Sidney Poitier enlisted in the army during World War II and briefly served as a hospital attendant.
Tony Bennett was drafted into the U.S. Army in 1944 during the final leg of World War II. He was in active combat through the end of the war and was involved in the liberation of a Nazi concentration camp.
Playboy founder Hugh Hefner served in the army from 1944 to 1946 as a writer for a military newspaper.