Joanna and Chip Gaines Walk the Red Carpet at the Time 100 Gala in New York City
The most famous couple out of Waco, Texas, made a red carpet appearance on April 23 as they arrived hand-in-hand at Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City for the Time 100 Gala, and their looks didn’t disappoint.
Home renovation stars and entrepreneurs Chip and Joanna Gaines, famous for their HGTV reality series “Fixer Upper,” aired from 2013 to 2018, were honored as two of the most influential people of 2019 by Time magazine on April 16.
The great news came with great timing for the couple, serving as a propitious sign for their recently announced most ambitious project to date: the launch of their own TV network and subscription streaming service on 2020.
DRESSED FOR THE OCCASION
The Gaines’ took their rightful place in history alongside 98 of the world’s biggest stars, world leaders and agents of change, with gratefulness and humbleness, but they were sure to look sensational on the special evening.
The mother-of-five wore her dark brown hair loose and put on minimal makeup, true to her natural style.
44-year-old Chip, Joanna’s husband of 15 years and her partner in crime, wore a black suit with matching vest and tie with a crisp white shirt, looking very elegant and handsome without sacrificing his authenticity.
Chip & Joanna Gaines' date night at the #TIME100 Gala went off without a hitch... until they met Martha Stewart and realized she had no idea who they were!https://t.co/NN1qmaBIn6 pic.twitter.com/MRRE1oWQAu— Access (@accessonline) April 25, 2019
SITTING ON TOP OF THE WORLD
Joanna took to her Instagram account to share her feelings about receiving such an important recognition along with the love of her life, posting a photo slideshow that showed some of her favorite moments from the gala.
“Woke up this morning feeling like it was all a dream. Thank you @time for including us in the #time100. What an honor to be in the room last night,” she captioned the series of images she posted on April 24.
The post was greatly welcomed by Joanna and Chip’s fans, and they took the time to leave congratulatory messages for the power couple. “How exciting for you guys & your team,” user Kelly G. Harp wrote, adding heart emojis.
“So deserving!” and “Incredible! Congratulations,” were among the other messages of support the husband and wife received.
PROMOTING THEIR LATEST VENTURE
The couple was interviewed by Time during the event, and they used the opportunity to share some details about their TV network project.
“We do construction for a living, we raise babies for a living, we’re married for a living so all of those elements will definitely be in the show,” Chip said.
HGTV alums Chip and Joanna Gaines will launch a multi-platform media company with Discovery that includes their very own TV network https://t.co/agc9471rt9— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) April 10, 2019
Even though the Gaines are stars in their own right, with millions of loyal fans, they aren’t indifferent to meet celebrities from the music, film, and TV industries, and Joanna seemed to be particularly starstruck by singer Taylor Swift.
The pair looked very excited about being photographed next to actress Julianne Moore as well.
MEETING MARTHA STEWART
Joanna and Chip can count many celebrities among their fan base, but they experienced an awkward moment when they introduced themselves to someone they really look up to: 77-year-old media mogul Martha Stewart.
“We were so excited to meet Martha Stewart, but she didn’t have the faintest idea who we are, not a single clue,” Chip admitted.
“But we don’t mind at all. Joanna was so excited to meet Martha and so we asked someone to introduce us,” Chip told Page Six.
“Martha was very gracious and supportive. It was a really wonderful moment for us to meet her. And my gosh doesn’t she look great!” he added.
Despite not recognizing them immediately when she met them, Stewart told the news outlet that she did know who they were.
“I had never met Chip and Joanna at all before, but their Magnolia magazine is published by my publisher Meredith, and I know they have a lovely family and a TV station,” Stewart said.