Chip Gaines shared his experience with fame after becoming a star on the popular show Fixer Upper. The former HGTV personality says he relates to Meghan Markle’s struggle to be seen as a person and not just a celebrity.
Meghan Markle’s Oprah interview
Markle sat down with Oprah Winfrey to share what she experienced over the last couple of years as the Duchess of Sussex. According to Markle, she had such a negative experience that she had thoughts of suicide.
“I was really ashamed to say it at the time, and ashamed to have to admit to Harry, especially, because I know how much loss he’s suffered,” said Markle. “But I knew that if I didn’t say it, that I would do it. And I just didn’t want to be alive anymore.”
Markle says her negative experiences were made worse by some of the tabloid coverage. Like Markle, Chip says he and Joanna had their share of unwanted tabloid coverage. In his book No Pain, No Gaines, he says there were moments when he had to tell his friends that he and Joanna weren’t getting a divorce or relocating to Los Angeles. Some of the tabloids were printing inaccurate stories and it became disruptive for Chip and Joanna.
Chip Gaines was deeply affected by Meghan Markle’s struggle
Chip does not identify as a “royal watcher,” however, he says he was paying more attention to Meghan and Harry after…