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J.Lo Turns to Joanna Gaines for Help Remodeling Malibu Beach House

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Home remodeling and renovation power couple Chip and Joanna Gaines were a well-kept Texas secret until HGTV opened the nation’s eyes to their abilities. Now the skills and talents of Joanna herself are being tapped by some high-profile markets. Jennifer Lopez has turned to the house design and décor maven to fix up her newly bought Malibu beach house that she shares with Alex Rodriquez.

The oceanfront property is reported to be worth a cool $6.6 million. On a prior occasion, Lopez shared her interest in Gaines and her projects on Ellen DeGeneres’ talk show and said that thanks to her boyfriend (a.k.a. “A-Rod”) the pair had a FaceTime conversation. “I’m obsessed with Fixer Upper,” she said. “And we actually got a ‘fixer upper’ next to the water. And I was like, wouldn’t it be amazing to have [Joanna] do our house? But she doesn’t do anything outside of Waco.”

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According to reports, Lopez and Gaines were then seen with a camera crew outside the Malibu beach house. “I didn’t even know that, honestly, that Alex listens to me half the time,” Lopez laughed. “And then, come our anniversary – he goes, ‘I want you to go to this meeting with us for the architect for the house.’ And I was like, ‘OK, great.’ And he opens up FaceTime and it’s Joanna Gaines. And I was like, ‘Ah! Oh! Are you kidding? Hi!'” Chip and Joanna Gaines announced in November 2018 that they signed a deal with Discovery to air a streaming video channel focusing on their brand, “Magnolia.” It’s uncertain as to whether the Malibu home of Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez will be seen as an episode on that network, but fans of J.Lo and Jo want to know! The Gaines also recently made the news for their purchase of a Texas castle, and fans are excited to see where that project will lead.