Chip and Joanna Gaines built a massively successful career out of remodeling not-so-great houses and turning them into dream homes on Fixer Upper. Though the popular HGTV show appears authentic, when you get behind the scenes of Fixer Upper, the cracks in the foundation appear. If you peel back the drywall and spackle, you discover how many of your favorite real estate shows manipulate the action. HGTV shows fall into cliches and fake stuff all the time, and Fixer Upper is no exception.
Despite the show's relatively easygoing tone, Fixer Upper participants often encounter more difficulties than the show depicts. The Gaineses use a specific protocol for the show, but that never stopped Fixer Upper scandals from hitting the press. When it comes to things you never knew about the Gaines family and their hit show, it might just renovate your opinion of Fixer Upper.