Now that Chip and Joanna Gaines are leaving their hit show Fixer Upper, fans are frantically searching for the next HGTV power couple. It could have been Flip or Flop‘s Tarek and Christina El Moussa, but ever since their messy divorce battle, it’s looking more likely that the next popular duo will be a rising couple you’ve probably never heard. Fortunately, HGTV is rolling out a whole bunch of new renovation shows, including new installments of Flip or Flop in other cities like Chicago and Fort Worth, TX, each one with new, attractive couples for us to obsess over. Check out the gallery below to get acquainted with the new crop of HGTV stars.
Home Town Couple
Ben and Erin Napier (Home Town)
This couple from Laurel, MS isn't the typical "flipping" couple. They specialize specifically in historic homes that they work to restore to their former glories (while also modernizing them along the way). Erin, an artist, and Ben, a woodworker, both blend their love of art and history into each home they work on together. "It's not like, 'He's the builder, she's the designer,'" Erin said. "It's more of an all-sided approach that we take." Fun fact: They were discovered via Instagram!
Flip Or Flop Atlanta
Ken and Anita Corsini (Flip or Flop: Atlanta)
Thanks to the success of the original Flip or Flop, HGTV has greenlit several spin-offs in various cities across the country. The Atlanta version stars these two college sweethearts who have three kids together. Although Anita used to be a math teacher and Ken used to work in corporate insurance, the two quit their jobs to join the flipping market during the 2008 housing crash. Their show, which premiered this summer, was recently renewed for a second season.
Flip Or Flop Forth Worth
Andy and Ashley Williams (Flip or Flop Ft. Worth)
The newest pair to join the franchise is a couple of military veterans working out of Texas. They joined the house flipping business when they started having kids, finding the industry a lot safer than serving in Baghdad. But although they're no longer in active duty, their service to the country continues. The couple's renovation team is full of fellow veterans, and they go out of their way to work with companies that have a connection to the military.
“Some people just flip a house to make a profit,” Andy told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We flip a house because we actually want to add value to the community we serve. The value of the land in America is built on the fact that we go overseas and serve. It’s not just a transaction, it’s a transition.”
Flip Or Flop Chicago
Mark and Elizabeth Perez (Flip or Flop: Chicago)
Although their show won't premiere until 2018, this Chicago couple is planning to bring the same magic Christina and Tarek El Moussa had to Chi-town. The couple are Mexican natives who have flipped more than 100 properties. And according to their video preview, they specialize in truly rundown houses, which should be fun to watch transform.
Flip Or Flop Nashville
DeRon Jenkins and Page Turner (Flip or Flop: Nashville)
Unlike the other HGTV couples, DeRon and Page are exes, and although that sounds like a recipe for disaster, the couple is on good enough terms to work together flipping houses. Their show doesn't premiere until 2018, but we're already excited for what drama might be in store!
Vintage Flip Couple
Jessie and Tina Rodriguez (Vintage Flip)
These college sweethearts call Claremont, CA home, and it's there where they renovate old, vintage homes and give them a modern but respectable flip. They got their start in TV stardom when they made a guest appearance on Flip or Flop alongside Christina and Tarek El Moussa. In fact, there's even a rumor the two couples are feuding. However, don't expect to see any drama on their show — for them, it's all about the houses.
Masters Of Flip Couple
Kortney and Dave Wilson (Masters of Flip)
These former Canadians who now reside in Nashville have been married for 14 years. They're also musicians who are not strangers to reality TV. When they started renovating houses as a way to supplement their incomes while in between record deals, it ended up turning into a full-time passion. And since they were already comfortable being in the limelight, their own show on HGTV seemed like the most obvious step. They have three kids and the biggest social media following.
Desert Flippers Couple
Eric and Lindsey Bennett (Desert Flippers)
Although they're Wisconsin natives, this renovating couple now resides in the desert of Palm Springs, CA where they flip homes while battling the elements of their geography (like scorpions and three-digit temperatures). Although each episode shows them touring properties and flipping one, they actually work on several properties at a time and can flip as many as 20 a year. When you add their three sons in the mix, you have the perfect formula for "HGTV power couple."
Flip Or Flop Vegas Couple
Bristol and Aubrey Marunde (Flip or Flop: Vegas)
Bristol, a former MMA fighter, met Aubrey at a UFC fight, and their story of wedded bliss later evolved into a full-blown husband/wife flipping business. They tend to specialize in big, glamorous Vegas homes, and their properties tend to be larger and pricier. They also have two sons and a fairly loyal fanbase.