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Why Chip and Joana Gaines Don’t Let Kids Have Social Media Until 18

Photo from Joanna Gaines’ Instagram

Why Chip and Joana Gaines Don’t Let Kids Have Social Media Until 18

By Movieguide® Contributor

Chip and Joanna Gaines understand the importance of protecting their children from social media.

The home renovation legends spoke about their family’s tech rules with Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager on the TODAY show.

“Our house rule is you get social media the summer before you go to college. So we have that time. So 18. We have that time to kind of work through that whole…” Joanna said.

“But it’s a challenge!” Chip chimed in. “I mean, you can tell these kids want it before that. It’s not like it’s this agreed place to where we’ve all decided at roughly 18, and they’re like, ‘Oh thank goodness. I didn’t want it to begin with.’ They want it at 12, 13, 14.”

“I would say the last year, no one’s asked for it. I think they know the heart behind it, which is hard I think because all their other friends have it,” Joanna said.

The FIXER UPPER couple also shared how their kids are their biggest success.

“I think for Jo and I, the fact that we love each other after 21 years, that’s the thing,” Chip explained. “All these other incredible accolades are incredible, it’s not like we don’t want them… at the end of the day when we have five healthy kids, we talk about this often.”

Most recently, the couple announced their newest show, FIXER UPPER: THE LAKEHOUSE, in honor of FIXER UPPER’s 10-year anniversary.

According to Variety, FIXER UPPER: THE LAKEHOUSE “follows Chip and Joanna as they take on a unique mid-century modern lakehouse flip near Lake Waco, a new neighborhood for the home renovation duo based in Waco, Texas.”

Movieguide® reported:

In a press release, the Gaines’ said, “When FIXER UPPER premiered 10 years ago, we couldn’t have imagined the journey we had ahead of us. Though a lot has changed and evolved in the decade between then and now, our love for home is still at the heart of everything we do. We feel honored that we get to continue pouring into the stories of these homes across Waco, and we’re excited to share our latest project with you this summer with FIXER UPPER: THE LAKEHOUSE.”

Allison Page, Magnolia Network’s president, added, “We’re so excited to see how Chip and Jo will tackle this lakehouse in Waco and flex their renovation and design muscles in ways our viewers have never seen before. Since the premiere of FIXER UPPER in 2014, they have amassed a huge global fanbase and grown a beloved lifestyle brand from the ground up, and we’re thrilled to celebrate this milestone alongside them this year.”


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