With the way things have been going for some of HGTV’s stars, it is no longer surprising to see more conflicts right around the bend. The latest one, however, involves stars from two of the network’s most popular TV shows.
Radar Online reported this week that Chip and Joanna Gaines of “Fixer Upper” refused to film with “Property Brothers” stars Drew and Jonathan Scott. The alleged conflict started when the twins asked the Gaineses to film for “Brother vs Brother,” their show’s spinoff. The couple, however, turned down the request.
The brothers, on the other hand, remained positive after the couple’s decision to extend their support. “No, we’re not jealous of them,” clarified Drew in an interview with The New York Times. “They are phenomenally successful, the audience loves them and our fans have been asking for us to do something together,” he added.
On the flipside, the “Fixer Upper” couple and owners of the controversial Magnolia Realty did not return the compliment. Moreover, Drew said that the Gaineses were just too busy at that time.
Last April, Chip Gaines was accused by former business partners John L. Lewis and Richard L. Clark for fraud. The lawsuit said that Gaines conspired to acquire Lewis’ and Clark’s shares at the Magnolia realty. The former purchased these shares for $2,500 each. The two claimed that Gaines did not inform them that the company was in a position to boom. Gaines reportedly purchased the stocks just a few days before HGTV took “Upper Fixer” in their wings.
Magnolia received much exposure on the reality TV show, contributing to a soar in stocks. Gaines, on the other hand, said they were “meritless” and dismissed the charges. Gaines also said through his attorney that it was “disappointing to see people try to take advantage of the hard work and success” the couple had earned.