Joanna Gaines Didn’t React the Way Chip Expected When He Said ‘I Love You’

by Jeremy Spirogis
Joanna Gaines Didn’t React the Way Chip Expected When He Said ‘I Love You’

Chip and Joanna Gaines aren’t shy about their love and admiration for one another. However, throughout their early years of relationship, they didn’t see eye-to-eye on the suitable time to say, ‘I love you.’ Here’s what occurred when Chip first declared his love for Joanna.   

How Chip and Joanna Gaines met

Chip and Joanna Gaines | Roy Rochlin/FilmMagic

Chip first noticed Joanna in an image in her father’s automotive retailer. “Her dad made the mistake of putting a pic of the family behind the counter at his shop,” mentioned Chip in keeping with Pop Sugar. “I knew I’d marry her one day just by the picture on the wall.”

During an interview with Harry Connick Jr., Chip says he was so enthralled with Joanna he visited the shop nearly weekly to get his automotive mounted. Joanna says she ran into Chip someday whereas she was strolling exterior.

“I worked for my dad for like 10 years at his automotive store,” says Joanna. “And there was a guy up front, and all the guys said, ‘Go look up front. There’s this really handsome guy.’ And of course, I never was going to do it, but I thought, ‘Well, why not?’ So, I walk through the showroom and I see this guy who isn’t Chip, and I’m like, ‘Oh, he’s really cute, but now what?’ I didn’t know what to do, so I kept walking through the showroom, and I walk outside. And as I was walking outside, Chip comes in to pick up his roommate, and the rest is history.”

How Joanna Gaines responded when Chip Gaines mentioned he beloved her

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Roughly 5 months after they began relationship, Chip was able to reveal how he actually feels about Joanna. Unfortunately, Joanna didn’t reply the way in which Chip anticipated. In the e-book What Make a Marriage Last, Joanna instructed Phil Donahue and Marlo Thomas she was making an attempt to guard herself as a result of she didn’t wish to get damage.

“We had been taking part in basketball, and as he was leaving, he mentioned, ‘I love you, Joanna.’ And I mentioned, ‘Thank you.’ Chip mentioned, ‘Thank you? That’s good!’ And I’m not going to say, ‘I love you’ again. I’m not simply going to offer that away. I held every little thing so tight. I didn’t wish to get damage.”

Chip joked that Joanna was like a “cyborg.” She took some time to heat as much as him and fall in love. Chip wasn’t thrilled along with her response, so he determined to depart. “Yeah, that’s the way cyborgs respond to ‘I love you,’” says Chip in an interview with Us Weekly. “She said, ‘thank you’ and I was like, ‘I am so freaking sick of this,’ and I grabbed my basketball and I walked home like a 4-year-old.”

Chip Gaines determined to play video games with Joanna

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Chip mentioned he nonetheless felt the identical about Joanna, however he determined to play video games along with her. He admits he didn’t name her for just a few months so he might “shake things up.” However, Chip’s recreation didn’t work as a result of Joanna didn’t name him to see what occurred. She merely moved on along with her life. “She would never call me! said Chip. “So, then I would call her and say, ‘Didn’t we have this great date? Why don’t you ever call me?’ And she’d say, ‘If you’re waiting for me to call, you’re going to wait until the cows come home.’”

Joanna says she was so arduous on Chip as a result of her father taught her to not name boys. “My dad taught me, ‘You don’t call the boy!’”

Read extra: Joanna Gaines Almost Didn’t Go on a Second Date with Chip Gaines for two Reasons

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