The renovation expert and host of the reality television series, Fixer Upper, is expecting her fifth child with husband, Chip Gaines.
The couple shared the wonderful news with their fans on Instagram on January 3, 2018, reported Closer Weekly.
Joanna and Chip Gaines faced backlash for expecting their fifth child after they shared a photo on social media. The photo showed Chip with a baby bump.
The 39-year-old star also shared a sonogram on her Instagram account. According to Closer Weekly, fans were left wondering if the pregnancy was planned as the couple sparked divorce rumors in 2016.
The two are also parents to Drake, Ella, Duke, and Emmie. Before the show ended, Chip said he would like to have more babies, while Joanna wasn’t completely convinced at the time.
He admitted that the timing was right for the baby as they had their four children before the reality TV show started and ‘had no babies’ while the show was on the air. He felt that the time is perfect as the show has come to an end.
Joanna’s photo of the sonogram went viral. It was viewed by more than 12 million people on Instagram and had over 50,000 comments. However, not all the responses were positive.
According to the source, a followed suggested that Joanna have her tubes tied, while another implied she was too old for her pregnancy.
One critic advised the couple to stop having children as there is a ‘world population explosion.’ Quite a few others were concerned with the costs tied to caring adequately for five children.
A user by the name of Iamnagn said that the baby seems to have a condition called fetal Hydrops, based on the sonogram, which was ‘not a good prognosis.’ Another user, LindaBella16118, reminded that it was unethical to make a diagnosis as Joanna was not her patient.
There were also quite a few fans who showed their support for the star. Carole Eddy said it was great that the Gaines were expecting another baby and assured Joanna that God was ‘happy for the new one.’
Annette Iacovelli Cataldo expressed her appreciation for the Gaines and called them wonderful parents and hard workers.