Chip Gaines is opening up about the highs and the lows of his hit show, Fixer Upper.
As fans of the show know, he and his wife, Joanna Gaines, called it quits on their hit HGTV show after just five seasons. Since they stopped the show, they've been busy with a number of things including a line at Target, a new baby, and a new book. Now, Gaines is opening up about the show and why they decided to leave in the January issue of Cowboys & Indians.
In the tell-all interview, Chip said that he has somewhat of a love/hate relationship with television, explaining that when things are natural and organic, he is totally in his element, but when something becomes staged on TV, it boxes him up and he is not in his element.
"I felt like toward the end of the Fixer Upper journey, I felt caged, trapped," he explained.
The father-of-five says that he and Joanna genuinely enjoyed their first three seasons of the hit show, but didn't particularly like the final two because they had become worn out and it felt forced.
"Jo and I couldn't figure it out. I mean, why? You're getting to have all this fun, right? But it's like if I put a camera in your face and said, 'Hey, say something funny.' Or if I put a camera in your face and said, 'Hey, be smart.' I just struggled with that environment. Especially at the end of it."