From reality TV to Ivy League! Joanna Gainestook to Instagram on Sunday, June 2, to share a personal accomplishment she and husband Chip Gaines recently shared — completing Harvard University’s 2019 selective Business of Entertainment, Media, and Sports program.
“What we witnessed this week at @harvardhbs was human beings at their very finest,” Joanna, 41, captioned a photo of a large group of students including Chip and singer Ciara. “85 people from all around the world, from all different walks of lives, with different cultural backgrounds, religions, political beliefs and professions.”
The We Are the Gardeners author continued: “We learned from one another and spoke into each other’s lives, sometimes challenging but always valuing every perspective. Not a single one of us were alike, and yet by doing something as simple as listening to and respecting one another, we were challenged and made better.”
Joanna went on to thank Harvard professor Anita Elberse for her “leadership” and “passion” which “caused grown, busy adults to think with curiosity about” their “own businesses and about the world around us.”
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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The Fixer Upper star couldn’t let the opportunity to gush over her husband pass her by. “Oh and one more thing,” she wrote. “I know I might be biased but I’d like to officially cast my vote for Chip as CLASS PREZ. #ChipForPrez.”
The mom of five, who celebrated her 16th wedding anniversary with Chip earlier this week, later added a series of photos that included Chip rocking a Harvard sweater, one of the couple holding up their completed paperwork, and another sitting next to NBA star Kevin Love. “Course complete! School looks good on you @chipgaines,” she captioned the pics.
Other celebrities who completed the course this year included professional basketball player Luc Mbah a Moute, actor Eric Olsen, Australian soccer star Tim Cahill, German soccer star Oliver Kahn and NBA star Julius Randle. The students attended the courses from Wednesday, May 29, to Saturday, June 1.
Professor Elberse also shared a heartfelt post on Sunday with a message to those who attended. “… and that’s a wrap! Another edition of #BEMS in the books, with a truly spectacular group of humans,” she wrote alongside a picture of herself standing in front of the classroom with her students behind her. “Thank you everyone for giving it your all — I already miss you, and am tempted to go back to McCollum 202 this morning just to see if anyone else will show up. My heart is full, and I really have the best job in the world.”
Celebrities who are the ultimate 'Fixer Upper' fans
Celebrities who are the ultimate 'Fixer Upper' fans
As if we needed a reason to love Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively more?! The power couple love the HGTV series so much that they've actually developed a friendship with Chip and Jo.
"Ryan and I have actually become friendly with Chip and Joanna, and they are just amazing," Blake told People.
How friendly? Blake and Jo apparently email each other all the time. How can we get in on this email chain?!
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Even Taylor Swift can't resist Chip and Jo's charm!
The "Blank Space" singer loves her some "Fixer Upper" and so that means y'all are basically BFFs.
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Cute! Comedian Leslie Jones gushed about "Fixer Upper" in a sweet Twitter message. She even gave a shoutout to Chip's corny jokes. We're thinking Chip is somewhere giving himself a fist pump for this one:
"Fixer upper I love to watch them rebuild stuff love home improvement shows. Chip always makes me smile"
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When Cher tweets about your show, you know you've made it!
The legendary songstress tweeted about the sweet memories the show brought back from a house in the past. Of course, Chip and Jo replied back that they were "honored."
Scott Foley's weakness is obviously home renovation shows.
The "Scandal" star loves watching the HGTV series with his family every week, and he even posted this adorable photo while watching.
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Figure skater turned TV personality Johnny Weir would surely give "Fixer Upper" a 10!
Weir gave a shoutout to the couple with some exquisite language: "I watch a lot of @hgtv when I can and I think @TheMagnoliaMom and @chippergaines are so exquisite. Go Texas!"
Musician Ryan Adams is the ultimate rocker, but did you know he also has a love for interior design?
Mandy Moore's ex-husband made the admission via Twitter: "I <3 #FixerUpper, that show is my shit. So sweet."
Aww! How cute!
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Screenwriter Kurt Sutter and actress Katey Sagal aren't shy about professing their love for the HGTV show:
"@TheMagnoliaMom @chippergaines our favorite new show #FixerUpper @hgtv. You two are f*cking awesome. We wanna hang with you. @KateySagal."
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