Is There Money Behind The Ending Of "Fixer Upper”

Are Chip and Joanna Gaines looking for a bigger payday? That's what some sources say. As we previously reported, the couple announced the upcoming season of their show "Fixer Upper" would be their last. They claim it's because their family is ready for a break. Page Six is claiming it's because they want more money. 

Scripps, the company that owns HGTV and airs "Fixer Upper," is in the process of being bought by Discovery. The Gaines' are said to believe that once that deal is done, they'll see more green. “They are using this end of their contract as a total renegotiation to get the deal they really want: more money, less work, more control," an insider reports. "With Discovery hopefully now about to own Scripps, they are rolling the dice thinking the new owners will come running after them and give them the deal they really want.”

HGTV is calling the "inflammatory" rumors "inaccurate." While a rep for the Gaines' company doubles down on the couple leaving the show so they can "catch their breath for a minute."

Source: Page Six 

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