This rumor about why Joanna Gaines is leaving ‘Fixer Upper’ is totally fake – Indianapolis Star
In a surprise announcement, America’s favorite Fixer Upper’s, Chip and Joanna Gaines are calling it quits on their HGTV show. Josh King has the story (@abridgetoland).
By now, you may have heard the sad news: The beloved HGTV show “Fixer Upper” will end after its fifth season.
But when searching for information about the husband-and-wife rehab team, you might have found weird sponsored links claiming that Joanna Gaines is leaving the show to sell a makeup line.
The only problem? There is no makeup line.
Don’t take our word for it, listen to Joanna herself:
When we performed a Google search for “Joanna Gaines,” the first sponsored link on the page blared “Joanna Gaines Real Reason for Leaving Fixer Upper Will Make You Cry Tears of Joy.”
We’re not sure if someone launching a skincare line would make anyone cry tears of joy, but it doesn’t matter because it’s fake.
We won’t link to to the page because it’s a scam.
However, if you do click on this link, you’ll go to a page that is faked to look like People.com, complete with logo, though it has a completely different URL.
“HGTV has ousted Joanna Gaines for breaking her contractual agreement, not even Chip knew what was going on,” the page says. Chip is Joanna’s husband and co-star.
The page claims that Joanna had to leave “Fixer Upper” because HGTV is a competitor to QVC, where she wanted to sell her “magical” face cream.
In reality, this page has been floating around for months. Joanna and Chip announced Tuesday via blog post that they will both leave the show — and addressed the skincare scam head-on.
“Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger,” they wrote. “This has nothing to do with a fraudulent skincare line or anything else you’ll inevitably read. This is just us recognizing that we need to catch our breath for a moment.”
Season five of “Fixer Upper” has already been filmed, and will air on HGTV.
Allison Carter is social media editor at IndyStar and prefers “Tiny House Hunters.” Follow her on Twitter @AllisonLCarter.