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Chip And Joanna Gaines Shamed Over Pregnancy News

Earlier this week, stars of HGTV's Fixer Upper and husband and wife pair Chip and Joanna Gaines revealed on social media that they are expecting their fifth child.

"Gaines party of 7.. (If you’re still confused.. WE ARE PREGNANT) @joannagaines," Chip captioned the adorable announcement posted on Instagram.

The couple have been teasing fans about the happy news in the days leading up to the announcement.

"New year, new hope... Be expectant," Joanna wrote in the caption of an Instagram post. "There is just something about fresh faith and unwavering trust that brings life to our souls. May this be your best year yet. #2018."

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Some people were caught off guard by the baby news, but many of the couple's fans weren't as shocked because both Joanna and Chip have talked about the possibility of growing their family of six in the past.

"I would love another baby — or twins! The kids are always asking me, ‘Mom, can you have another baby?’ But Chip thinks we’re done,” Joanna said back in June. Later in the year, Chip admitted in another interview that he changed his mind and that he's "really excited to go back and try to maybe...try to make some more babies."

As we already know, the couple succeeded, but not everyone is on board the baby train. Chip and Joanna's pregnancy announcement made its way to Facebook, and there were some awful comments among the well-wishes.

So what has people so angry over the exciting news?

The expecting parents certainly couldn't have predicted that the their happy news would get so much backlash, but unfortunately, when you're a celebrity almost everything you do is met with criticism.

Turns out some people think the Gaines have enough children as is and do not need to expand their brood.

"I like them ok but enough with the kids already," wrote one user. "Their own children begged them not to have any more children on a previous episode already+overpopulation."

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Another chimed in, writing, "Thank you for contributing to the over population of the planet. I hope this one will be your last and you will use wiser judgement."

There were a few who were more concerned about Chip and Joanna's rocky marriage than the overpopulation issue. Over the last few months, there have been rumors about Chip and Joanna's marriage falling apart. Although Chip recently clarified the situation, it wasn't enough to stop people from assuming they're having a baby to save their relationship.

“The ‘We’re back together sex kid’ never fixes a marriage, " wrote one Facebook user. "Just means one more kid, the marriage is still broken, and now the kid has to do pay for broken marriage sex."

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The couple have not responded to the negative comments, but some fans have already come to their defense.

“I don’t usually comment but WOW . . . what a way to take a special moment in someone’s life and use it for a mean spirited rant," one person wrote.

Unbelievable! This type of scrutiny is definitely uncalled for.

Do you think these people are taking things too far? Let us know in the comments!

Awa has been writing for Shared for 3 years. She is a serial snacker who unapologetically loves celebrity gossip. Drop her a line at awa@shared.com.