After 14 Years, Chip Gaines Let's Slip Real Truth About Marriage To Joanna
Cailyn Finkel 6/28/2017
We all recognize Chip and Joanna Gaines from their hit HGTV show "Fixer Upper," but there's so much more to the Texas couple than meets the eye. Even with a busy filming schedule, four young children and a business to take care of, their marriage remains a top priority.
Now they're speaking out to tell others exactly how they keep the love alive after 14 years of marriage....
In an exclusive interview with PEOPLE, Chip explained that things are not always perfect and their relationship needs maintaining - just like anyone else's marriage.
"Every now and then there are times when we notice we're getting off track and have to regroup. But it's like everything we care about, everything that's important to us - we know it's going to require work."
To keep the romance alive with such a hectic lifestyle, Chip and Joanna strive to make each other a priority. Every Tuesday night they go on a date to catch up and share special "alone time" away from the kids.
Joanna told PEOPLE that their date night is all about keeping it local, fun and memorable!
"I love a good steak every now and then, but we tend to frequent our local holes-in-the-wall for street tacos and queso. After dinner we get ice cream and drive around Waco to go down memory lane and visit our old stomping grounds."
They don't need fancy restaurants and expensive desserts. This loving couple just needs to spend a little one-on-one time with each other.
Even though their life has taken a turn neither of them could've predicted when they first started dating, Chip told PEOPLE that the vows they made still ring true.
"Jo and I both made a commitment pretty early on that the two of us are the most important variable. If we can figure out how to be right as a couple, then obviously we a have a lot better opportunity to be right for our kids....
Marriage requires effort and time and talking and connecting. You have to maintain it."
Their solid relationship strengthens their family as a whole, and that's something rarely seen nowadays!
Listen to Chip and Joanna speak about their life here!
What do you think about Chip and Joanna's weekly dates? Share your own tips to keep the spark in the Facebook comments section.
Sources: PEOPLE / FB Image Credit: Facebook/Joanna Gaines