If you read my Tuesday post on my wanting to ‘Nourish my Home’ I admit that I watch the latest Fixer Upper episodes to see if I could also get some ‘hints’ (excited to see Joanna’s new show coming in May) and I love to Pinterest pics from her blog. And then I came across this article (repost below) on Chip & Joanna’s ‘body language.’ First I thought really, another body language review? I mean, the one about Megan Markle & Prince Harry was good but is this one on Chip & Joanna Gaines necessary?
Well, once you read the FULL post (on the link below there is also a cute video) you may have to say like I did, YES it’s very necessary & inspiring! What a cute couple.
I’ve always enjoyed Chip’s silly sense of humor and both of their genuine smiles. When mom, Mo & I went to see Magnolia market (photos here), it was fun, but felt a little too overly commercial for my taste – but I FELT happy for their family to have created it (and it definitely helps Waco, Texas). I can also add that there IS jealousy in my voice on that comment! hee hee
Ever notice how often Joanna leans on her husband?
If you were to list all of the power couples in the world, we’re positive Chip and Joanna would be at the very top. The soon-to-be parents of five (yes, five!) are a dream team. Not only do they bring laughter — and serious interior design envy — into our homes week after week on Fixer Upper but they also remind us that true love is alive and well. C’mon, just look at them.
On the heels of their exciting pregnancy announcement, these two are clearly smitten for one another — and these experts agree that their body language suggests just that.
For starters, Joanna often faces and leans into Chip.”This subconscious act shows she thinks Chip is more important —and attractive — than the camera,” Patti Wood, body language expert and author of SNAP: Making the Most of First Impressions, Body Language, and Charisma, told GoodHousekeeping.com. It’s simple: The feet point where the heart follows. By leaning into him, Joanna is giving him some of her weight, both literally and figuratively. “This symbolizes the unity of their relationship. She leans on him when she needs it and vice versa,” says Wood.
One thing’s for sure: they’re not afraid to show PDA. In many instances, Chip is kissing Joanna, either on the cheek or top of the head. Kissing on top of the head has different meanings — both good and bad. First and foremost, it’s a sign of endearment. But this simple — and seemingly sweet — gesture can also be a major power move. How many times have you seen a big guy (or father figure) kiss the little girl on top of the head? Exactly.
Without other kisses mixed in, this is a cause for concern and a potential sign of narcissism says Wood. In Chip’s case, however, he also publicly kisses Joanna on the cheek. “Kissing on the cheek is more intimate and is typically a prelude to deeper affection,” explains Wood.
When it comes to touch, Chip and Joanna prioritize stability over affection. Instead of holding hands, Joanna often links arms with Chip or grabs hold of his forearm. “It’s clear that this is a desire to be connected and viewed as a unit,” says Wood. “While this can be a type of ownership, there’s also a sweetness to this gesture.”
Beyond touch, this gesture brings the couple even closer together. “Linking or holding arms brings you physically closer together,” Blanca Cobb, body language expert and author of Methods of the Masters, told GoodHousekeeping.com. “When you’re feeling loving towards your partner, you’ll find ways to get closer.”
But her grip differs depending on the situation — ahem, how wild and kooky Chip gets. When he’s joking around (and getting a little out of hand), Joanna will hold on to his arm with both of her hands. “This is her way to reel him back in. It’s a grounding move,” says Wood.
This HGTV power duo balances playfulness with grace. Chip, the class clown, adores Joanna when she taps into her quirky, playful side. “When Joanna becomes the center of attention, it’s clear that Chip doesn’t mind,” says Wood. “He always responds to her actions with a smile, indicating that he’s fine — and proud — of his wife’s behavior.”
When Chip steals the spotlight, she appears just as entertained as the rest of us at home. “The great thing is that she’s truly entertained by his antics,” Traci Brown, body language expert and author of How to Detect Lies, Fraud, and Identity Theft: The Field Guide, told GoodHousekeeping.com. “Most importantly, she never leaks anger and neither does he when she gets him in line.”
Above all, Chip and Jojo always appear as a team, on and off camera. “Their body language overlaps,” says Wood. “Instead of two separate silhouettes, they create a united front.” While important in their line of work, this all-for-one behavior is even more important to their growing family.
Further proof that their love for one another isn’t just for show (or their show) — it’s the real deal.
And we need MORE of the real deals!! I know I do!
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