Joanna recently shared a mom-and-daughter gymnastic moment to Instagram on July 7.
“Barefoot in the grass and busting out some old tricks tonight,” part of Joanna’s caption read. The clip used the popular “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun,” tune.
It seems the family is settling into the summer season and spending lots of time together. But Joanna is not the only one that her kids look to during everyday life.
The Fixer Upper stars recently sat down with Oprah to chat about life as a married couple and also business partners.
In the clip, Oprah asks how the couple’s fame has affected them and their choice to take a year off their popular show that ended in April of 2018.
“I have discovered that fame is just, your life is the same, you’re the same, and everybody has an idea of what that is, it’s just more people know your name. And I think if you don’t know who you are when the fame thing hits then you lose yourself,” Oprah said.
Chip, 46, quickly answered, crediting his wife of 18 years: “I want to speak on Jo’s behalf, because she would never say things like this, but she is so incredibly wise, so incredibly grounded — all the things that you just described, is who Joanna is.”
“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 admits.
“I would say it took me a year or two while I was still filming to try to grapple with what exactly it was that I was losing.”
He continued on, adding how the year they spent away from the public was time for he and Joanna to “hunker down and really kind of try to unpack what it was about fame that seemed so incompatible with my personality.”
“TV was a funny thing for me. I’m an authentic, sincere person. So, as long as things are natural and organic, I’m in my element. But the more staged something becomes, or the more required something becomes, it boxes me up,” the father said at the time.
“I just struggled with that environment. Especially at the end of it,” he added. “The last two years, not that we don’t look back on them fondly, but they were more of a job. So, something about breaking out of that has been liberating.”
With a background in the creative and educational fields, Amelia Finefrock is freelance writer, singer-songwriter and nanny based in Chicago.
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