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“I can always appreciate anybody who says family is first,” says Drew

By Megan Stein
November 01, 2017 11:18 AM
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Although HGTV lovers were crushed to hear that Chip and Joanna Gaines were ending Fixer Upper after its upcoming fifth season, fellow home renovators Drew and Jonathan Scott totally get it.

“I can always appreciate anybody who says family is first,” Drew, who stars in Property Brothers and several spin-offs on the network, tells PEOPLE. “That’s the same with us. [Older brother] JD, our parents, Linda [Phan, his fiance] and her family as well, are the most important things in my life, and Jonathan and I both feel the same way.”

Jonathan adds, “It definitely is taxing. We do almost 50 hours of original programming a year. We want to give our fans that selection and that offer, but we can appreciate that it is taxing on the schedule.”

As for how the 39-year-old twins pull it off, Jonathan admits, “Maybe it’s because Drew and I have no life.”

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The Scott brothers have only met the Waco, Texas–based hosts “a couple of times,” according to Drew, but he praises the Gaineses for their dedication to their marriage and their four children. “Good for them,” he says.

Currently, the two are filming Property Brothers, as well as their spin-offs Buying and Selling and Property Brothers at Home: Drew’s Honeymoon House. The latter follows the Scotts and Phan, as they remodel her and Drew’s new home in Los Angeles.

“I’ll be honest, I’m permanently tired right now,” admits Drew, who also has been busy competing on this season of Dancing with the Stars with partner Emma Slater. “It’s exhausting.”

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But super fans take comfort in knowing they don’t have plans to leave TV screens any time soon.

“I would never want to give up what we do on Property Brothers,” Drew says. “We really love what we can do with families. So it’s tiring, but it’s worth it.”

Property Brothers: Drew’s Honeymoon House premieres November 22 at 9:00 p.m. EST on HGTV.