Joanna, 43, revealed her vacation via a slideshow instagram. The set photos and video to James Taylor’s song “Mexico” featured cookbook author and 46-year-old Chip on a tropical getaway. They explored the beautiful beach, chilled by the pool and enjoyed a romantic sunset dinner.
“18 years,” wrote the interior designer. “Thank you for joining us on this adventure with you – happy anniversary.”
While they both attended Baylor University, the Texans didn’t meet until Chip brought his car to a shop where Joanna worked at the front desk in 2001, they got engaged in 2002, and the next year in Texas Married in Waco.
The wedding was held at the Earl Harrison House, which Joanna described in her 2016 book, Magnolia Story, as “a historic mansion that looks like a horrible place like the place where we had our first date“
with 20 years of relationship many challenges come, which the pair have been open to over the years, especially when it comes to building their business empires—which include Silos Baking Company, Magnolia Table, Hearth and Hand Line at Target, Magnolia Network, and Magnolia Construction.
“I remember moments where Chip and I looked at each other and thought, ‘how are we going to make it?’ Not seeing the end – not understanding that you can really get through this,” Joanna said during a Salesforce virtual chat in July 2020. “We’ll look at each other and say if we just bail and out Turns out, that seemed so much easier than it used to be. To find out how we make it through this.”
However, she says that her husband’s optimistic outlook makes everything easier. “We leaned on each other’s strengths in those moments of weakness where I would usually only see the glass half-empty and Chip the glass half-full,” the Kansas native explained. “Just that kind of thinking really helped me go, ‘Okay, I can do this.'”
Besides being business partners, Chip and Joanna are also Proud parents of five kids, Drake, 16, Ella, 14, Duke, 13, Emmy, 11, and Crew, 2.
Scroll through to see more photos from their child-free anniversary getaway.
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