It's official: Season 5 will be the final season of Fixer Upper. Ahead of the November premiere, Chip and Joanna Gaines took to their Magnolia Market blog to share the "bittersweet" news, citing a need to "pause" as the main reason behind their decision.
"It is with both sadness and expectation that we share the news that season 5 of Fixer Upper will be our last," reads their joint post. "While we are confident that this is the right choice for us, it has for sure not been an easy one to come to terms with. Our family has grown up alongside yours, and we have felt you rooting us on from the other side of the screen. How bittersweet to say goodbye to the very thing that introduced us all in the first place."
After the final season wraps, the family plans to "take this time to shore up and strengthen the spots that are weak, rest the places that are tired, and give lots of love and attention to both our family and our businesses," the couple continued. "We would be foolish to think we can go and go and fire on all cylinders and never stop to pause. Our family is healthy and our marriage has honestly never been stronger."
With that said, the couple has no plans to stop renovating homes, adding that they're "just getting started." For now, they believe that season 5 is the "perfect finale," as they "laid it all on the field and didn't hold anything back."
Read their blog post in full on Magnolia Market, and share your thoughts on the Gaines' decision below.