Awkward! Martha Stewart didn’t recognize Chip and Joanna Gaines

Awkward alert! When Chip and Joanna Gaines crossed paths with Martha Stewart on Tuesday, April 23, at the Time 100 Gala in New York City, the lifestyle guru apparently had no idea who the Fixer Upper duo are, or at least didn’t recognize them.

The popular home-improvement couple, who was honored as part of Time’s 100 Most Powerful People in the World, asked actress Sophia Bush to introduce them to Stewart, 77, but the meet-and-greet didn’t exactly go as planned. “We were so excited to meet Martha Stewart, but she didn’t have the faintest idea who we are, not a single clue,” Chip, 44, told Page Six.

Still, Chip insists he and Joanna, 41, weren’t bothered by the slight. “We don’t mind at all, Joanna was so excited to meet Martha and so we asked someone to introduce us,” he continued, noting that the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia founder was “very gracious and supportive.”

“It was really wonderful moment for us to meet her,” the Magnolia cofounder said.

However, it seems Chip may have gotten the wrong idea after his encounter with Stewart. When Page Six caught up with the Clean Slate author, she insisted that she did, in fact, know of the famous pair, but didn’t immediately recognize them when they approached her at the Time event.

“I had never met Chip and Joanna at all before, but their Magnolia magazine is published by my publisher Meredith, and I know they have a lovely family and a TV station,” the Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party cohost explained.

Speaking of that TV station, which is slated to replace Discovery’s DIY Network in 2020, Joanna revealed the 24-hour network will not be all about the Gaines clan – which also includes the couple’s kids, Drake, 14, Duke and Ella, both 13, Emmie, 9, and Crew 10 months – and will also feature shows about lifestyle, cooking, design and kids. “We are looking for the right talent and the right programming,” she dished.

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Glenn Close and daughter Annie Maude Starke, wearing a red Max Mara gown, arrive on the red carpet for the Time 100 Gala at the Lincoln Center in New York on April 23, 2019. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Taylor Swift attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
Brie Larson attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Emilia Clarke attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NEW YORK - APRIL 23: Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines attend the Time 100 Gala 2019 at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Patrick McMullan/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
Naomi Campbell attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Julianne Moore and Clare Waight Keller attend the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
Sophia Bush attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Adam Rippon attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
Martha Stewart attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Glenn Close attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Sandra Oh attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Rami Malek attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Dwayne Johnson attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Khalid attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
Soccer player Alex Morgan, wearing Forevermark diamonds, attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Indya Moore attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Lester Holt attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
Gretchen Carlson attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Willie Geist attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
Yalitza Aparicio attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Ronan Farrow attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
US journalist Norah O'Donnell arrives on the red carpet for the Time 100 Gala at the Lincoln Center in New York on April 23, 2019. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Ryan Murphy attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
Martha Hunt attends the Time 100 Gala, celebrating the 100 most influential people in the world, at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, April 23, 2019, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: David Muir attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Mia Farrow attends the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/FilmMagic)
US writer Janet Mock arrives on the red carpet for the Time 100 Gala at the Lincoln Center in New York on April 23, 2019. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
US musician Questlove arrives on the red carpet for the Time 100 Gala at the Lincoln Center in New York on April 23, 2019. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 23: Pierpaolo Piccioli and Naomi Campbell attend the 2019 Time 100 Gala at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 23, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jamie McCarthy/WireImage)
US comedian Hasan Minhaj arrives on the red carpet for the Time 100 Gala at the Lincoln Center in New York on April 23, 2019. (Photo by ANGELA WEISS / AFP) (Photo credit should read ANGELA WEISS/AFP/Getty Images)
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