Chip Gaines Says Joanna Gaines “Bawled Her Eyes Out” When Their Oldest Son Got His Driver’s License

Kelly Corbett
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Chip Gaines Says Joanna Gaines “Bawled Her Eyes Out” When Their Oldest Son Got His Driver’s License

Being a parent is full of so many incredibly sappy moments. Mom-of-five Joanna Gaines is no stranger to this. Last month, her oldest son, Drake, 16, got his driver's license. While I'm sure this was an exciting moment for the teen, Joanna had a bit of a different reaction.

Chip Gaines recently spoke to People about the day Drake got his driver's license. "I was so excited leading up to it, and Jo was too, kind of," he recalled to the outlet. However, her excitement quickly turned to tears. "So we get this kid his license," Chip continued, "and the first morning he goes to drive, Jo bawls her eyes out. She was just devastated and wanted no part," the No Pain, No Gaines author (which was released this month!) explained. He jokingly added that even though some time has passed, Joanna still "wants to hire him a chauffeur!"

Back in February 2020 when Drake first got his permit, Joanna also became a little bit teary-eyed. She shared a candid photo of him taken at the DMV as he walked up to get his permit. She explained in the post how emotional this made her feel, especially since she had spent the morning teaching her youngest, Crew (now 2), how to climb up and down the stairs. "The gap between these two circumstances with my boys is wide but the feeling on both is somehow the same. So many hard and beautiful moments of beginnings and ends," she wrote.

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That last line definitely holds true. In an episode of Fixer Upper: Welcome Home, currently streaming on discovery+, Chip walks around a stripped-down house alongside Joanna and their youngest son, Crew, who they had brought to set. "Back in the day, Drake, who is our oldest, was Crew and he was just with us," he explains, adding "It's like we're taking a trip down memory lane." Besides Drake and Crew, Chip and Joanna are also parents to Ella, 14, Duke, 12, and Emmie, 10.

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