Chip and Joanna Gaines spend their 18th wedding anniversary in Mexico: ‘Thankful to be on this adventure with you’

Last year when Chip and Joanna Gaines celebrated their wedding anniversary, Chip shared a sweet tribute to his wife of 17 years.

This year for their 18th wedding anniversary, it was Joanna’s turn.

“Thankful to be on this adventure with you.”

18 years. Thankful to be on this adventure with you—happy anniversary, Chip ❤️

Posted by Joanna Gaines on Tuesday, June 1, 2021

After more than a year of sheltering in place with their five children, Crew, 3, Emmie Kay, 11, Duke, 12, Ella, 14, and Drake, 16, the couple decided to celebrate their anniversary alone and jetted off to Mexico.

In an Instagram post, Joanna, 43, shared some sweet moments from their trip set to “Mexico” by James Taylor.

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While the couple’s hit show, Fixer Upper, may not have been on HGTV since 2018, the power couple have been busy expanding Magnolia Market and there other businesses in Waco, Texas, as well as working on their latest venture, Magnolia Network.

With so much on their plate and so much success, one would think it might strain their relationship, but in fact the opposite happened.

Chip, 46, revealed in an interview with Oprah that fame got to him early on, and it was Joanna who helped ground him.

“Really what happened — and was the truth for Jo and I — was it was no big deal for her, but for me to become famous, I lost a part of myself that was really… it was sad,” he said, according to People.

“I was like a dog chasing his tail in a circle, trying to be all the things for all the people and I can just, beyond a shadow of a doubt, quickly say [Joanna] grounded me,” he said. “And it’s almost like the dog then saw the tennis ball or whatever and calmed down.”

And yet, for Joanna, Chip did the opposite. He helped her see there was more to life than routines and structure.

“I’m more operational [and can] click into, like, a robotic mode and just show up and do the thing and forget the why a lot of the times — forget the joy,” she said, according to People.

Happy 18th anniversary to Chip and Joanna! May you celebrate many, many more years together.

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