The Sweet Gesture Chip Is Making for Joanna’s 40th Birthday

updated May 24, 2019
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If you love the couple behind Fixer Upper and Magnolia, then you might already know that today is Joanna Gaines’ 40th birthday. And Chip is not letting the day pass without a special kind of fanfare.

It’s pretty clear from her Instagram post today that the mom of four (soon to be five) is living her best life. “This is 40. And I like it,” she captions the photo, adding hashtags #pregnantandforty #anddoughnuts.

Chip, who calls himself a Twitter nerd, wished his wife a happy birthday over on his social media platform of choice this morning.

A few hours later, though, he followed his message up with a gift of sorts. “This is sooo superficial & DUMB, but.. I’d really like to see @joannagaines hit 1M followers on her bday,” he tweeted. And to sweeten the pot, so to speak, he’s putting his money where his heart is: “For every new follower she gets today, I’ll donate $1 to @StJude. GO!,” he added.

This isn’t the first time the illustrious children’s hospital has been on the receiving end of charity from Chip; in November, he shaved his head to benefit the nonprofit, raising $230,000.

As of this writing, Joanna is at just over 998,000 followers.