Eric and Lindsey Bennett are done being compared to Fixer Upper stars Chip and Joanna Gaines. The Desert Flippers recently opened up about their fellow HGTV stars and told fans that their renovations in Palm Springs, California are a lot harder than what Chip and Joanna do in Waco, Texas.
The Bennett’s slammed the Fixer Upper couple during an appearance at the Market Home and Gift trade show in Las Vegas this week. During their session, Eric answered a question from a fan who asked what he thought of Joanna’s favorite design element: shiplap.
“I don’t know who that is,” Eric sarcastically shared.
According to Radar Online, Eric then revealed that he thinks Chip and Joanna have it easy compared to what they do on Desert Flippers. Eric explained how their Waco counterparts do not put up any of their own funds when they flip a house, something he and Lindsey do all the time.
“Joanna gets money upfront from her clients and works with them to create their dream house,” he stated. “When we flip a house, it’s our money on the line.”
Eric and Lindsey should be used to the comparisons. After all, the couples have had similar shows on the same network. Even still, onlookers claimed that Eric and Lindsey were visibly upset by the question and clearly did not want to talk about Chip and Joanna. After Eric threw some shade at the Gaines, nobody asked them any more questions about the pair.
Last year, Chip and Joanna announced that they were done with Fixer Upper so that they could focus on other projects. During an appearance on The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon, the couple revealed that they are negotiating a deal that would land them their very own network. The news came months after Joanna gave birth to her fifth child, baby Crew, with Chip.
Eric and Lindsey, meanwhile, have been married for almost eight years and share three children. The two are currently in the middle of their third season of Desert Flippers, which airs on HGTV.
Chip and Joanna Gaines have not said anything about Eric’s comments.