HGTV ‘Fixer Upper’ Stars Blamed After Drunk Driver Smashes Through House

In 2016, Ken and Kelly Downs had their house featured on the HGTV show ‘Fixer Upper.’ Hosts Chip and Joanna Gaines own a remodeling and design business, and help people turn their rundown homes into revitalized masterpieces.

For Ken and Kelly Downs, they wanted to find a space that would accommodate both of them. The couple married a few years ago and needed a larger space.

“We had to get out of his small bachelor’s pad,” Kelly Downs said.

They saw season 1 of the show and decided to go house hunting with the Gaines’ real estate company, Magnolia Realty. The Downses found a place they loved and ended up being featured on Fixer Upper.

Before and After

“It was a really nice concept,” Kelly Downs said.

Unfortunately, this past week, the Downses house was involved in a terrifying accident. A drunk driver plowed through the wall of their house, causing a lot of damage.

But here’s the thing, the couple is now trying to say it’s the fault of Fixer Upper for the accident, at least indirectly.

Continue reading to find out why the Downses are placing blame on Chip and Joanna Gaines.

“The yard is built up several feet, and he hit the embankment of the yard, apparently went airborne, and like a lot of older homes, this house was built up off the ground, so he cleared the rest of the yard,” Assistant Fire Cheif Don Yeager said. “He didn’t hurt the hedges, but he took out the railing on the porch and went right into the window of the front room and hit an interior wall that might be a load-bearing wall.”

The car happened to hit the brick fire place installed by Chip and Joanna Gaines, which officials believe is what stopped the car from going further into the house and hitting the room where the Downses were sleeping. However, the couple is far from grateful.