Home improvement power couple Chip and Joanna Gaines recently celebrated their 18th wedding anniversary by jetting off to Mexico. Joanna shared multiple snapshots and a video from their adventures via her Instagram.
“18 years. Thankful to be on this adventure with you—happy anniversary @chipgaines ❤️,” she captioned the heartfelt montage.
In the adorable clip, the brunette beauty is seen diving backwards into a pool. The 43-year-old sported a figure-flattering black-and-white gingham bikini top and high-rise bottoms before splashing into the water.
The mother-of-five also included pics of the loved-up pair enjoying delectable food at a nearby restaurant, epic scenery of trees, the ocean and more. The HGTV alums even gave a shoutout to their kids (who were noticeably absent from their romantic getaway), with the duo waving in a black-and-white security video with the caption “Hi kids! We miss you!”.
Fans were quick to shower the couple with praise, congratulating them on a long and happy marriage. “Happy Anniversary to you both. What an inspiration you are. ❤️👏,” one user wrote, while another commented: “Happy Anniversary!!! Your marriage is an adult today!!! Haha but you all sure know how to keep it looking oh so young and in love. I adore you 💗cheers to another 18+.”
Chip and Joanna met in 2001 before tying the knot in 2003. They share five children together: Drake, Ella Rose, Duke, Emmie Kay and Crew.
The couple recently sat down for an intimate chat with talk show legend Oprah Winfrey, where Chip revealed that his wife helped him mature into the man he is today.
"Jo has just kind of grounded me in this place to where it's almost like, when I die or I'm on my deathbed, what I'll say, looking back, is, 'I owe you my life because you settled me down,’” he gushed to Winfrey.
Whereas for Joanna, the Homebody: A Guide to Creating Spaces You Never Want to Leave author says Chip taught her to cherish life, slow down and “find the joy” in every moment.