"You're a good man Chip Carter," Joanna Gaines wrote on social media
In the snapshot that Joanna shared on Instagram Wednesday, Chip rocks a cowboy hat as he gazes into the distance next to a horse. The father of five bundles up in a brown jacket and holds a pair of worn gloves in one hand.
Reese Witherspoon commented, “Happy Birthday Chip!!”
In September, Witherspoon discussed her love of the couple’s show. “You know what I’m obsessed with is Fixer Upper,” she said on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. “It’s with Chip and Joanna Gaines. I can’t, I can’t. If you maybe had a rough Saturday night and you just really need to chill out on Sunday, it’s like the perfect television.”
Joanna’s sweet post was returning the favor from August, when Chip wrote on her birthday that “#40neverlookedsogood.”
Chip has a lot to celebrate these days: On Friday, the Gaineses, whose last episode of Fixer Upper aired in April, announced on The Tonight Show that they are launching their own TV network with Discovery.
RELATED VIDEO: Chip and Joanna Gaines Tonight Show Announcement
“I just wanted to make a quick announcement, we are coming back to television,” Chip said. “You are going to get to see the kids grow up, you are going to see us, well maybe a six-month delay like the rest of the world, but we are excited to be back.”
“I think we’re really going to carve it out in a way that really makes sense to us and our families,” Chip continued. “It’ll be filmed a lot in Waco, Texas, so we don’t have to travel a whole lot. All things being equal, we could not be more excited.”
In an exclusive statement to PEOPLE, Magnolia spokesman John Marsicano confirmed the news. “We’re excited to share that we are currently in the early stages of talking with Discovery about a lifestyle-focused media network for Magnolia,” the statement said. “The details surrounding this opportunity remain a work in progress, but together, our hope is to build a different kind of platform for unique, inspiring and family-friendly content.”