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9 HGTV Couples Following in Chip + Joanna’s Footsteps And Becoming Reno-Royalty

From Ben and Erin to Egypt and Mike to Tarek and Heather, meet the latest home-building love birds

Fixer Upper‘s Chip and Joanna might have been the blueprint for HGTV power couples, but since their show ended in 2017, the network has consistently rolled out new renovation shows starring husband and wife duos. While many were surprised by the Gaines’ departure during their prime, it turns out putting family first didn’t hinder their success.

The Texas-based pair have since launched their own TV network Magnolia — released under Discovery+’s umbrella — and debuted their own Magnolia Journal magazine. 

But while their exit was difficult on fans, it made way for new reno-royalty like Ben and Erin Napier of Home Town, which premiered in 2016. These college sweethearts stepped in and filled the hole the Gaines left with their own unique brand of chemistry and creativity.

They have also successfully lead the charge for the newest crop of HGTV couples — each of who bring their own spark to the screen…and even a little drama. Most notably, Flip or Flop fans were devastated by the split of stars Tarek and Christina, but now the duo have found new loves and have begun new adventures on separate HGTV shows.

Read on to find out more about the hottest HGTV couples, more about their hit shows and what to expect from them next.

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